Improve Your Dressmaking

Improve Your Dressmaking

Friday 10 January, 2020 - Friday 10 January, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: Basic sewing machine experience required and some dressmaking experience

Price: £60

Improve your dressmaking is a one-day session that will help you obtain a better finish to your home-sewn garments.

Do you enjoy dressmaking but aren’t happy with the finish? Do you have bumps at the bottom of your zips. Or do your facings just refuse to lie flat? Would you like to improve your dressmaking but don’t have the time to commit to a course? In this class, I’ll share a few techniques you can use to improve the look of your dressmaking. Instead of wrestling with making a whole garment, we’ll concentrate on learning some foundation dressmaking techniques by making samples of each technique. There are yours to take home for future reference.

Who is this aimed at?
Anyone who has struggled with dressmaking techniques and would like to learn some tips to achieve a better finish to their work. You must be able to use a sewing machine confidently, sew accurate seams, and have some dressmaking experience.

What will I learn?

understanding pattern terminology and markings
how to choose your best pattern size and achieve a good fit.

How to make some common pattern adjustments
pressing and trimming techniques
why you should staystitch, and how to do it
how to apply a facing
what is understitching and when do you use it
how to insert a concealed zip

Must be pre-booked at: 
Enquiries to: or 0773 939 7369


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