JAN 2019 THURSDAY Intermediate & Advanced Sewing Skills

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JAN 2019 THURSDAY Intermediate & Advanced Sewing Skills

185.00

Classes run every Thursday from January 17th to 8th March

6.15 - 8.45pm

LEVEL: 2/3  INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED 

Class length: 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (20 hours teaching time)

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention

This class will be a hybrid of Intermediate and Advanced Sewing skills. Each students needs will be treated individually.

Having already notched up a pocketful of sewing skills this class aims to perfect and hone your cutting, sewing, pressing and finishing techniques in turn increasing confidence in your sewing skills.  It will introduce garment construction with interfacings, interlinings and linings.  With emphasis on 'Patience and Practise makes Perfect'.  Students will be encouraged to choose a more advanced pattern to tackle, and tailoring is encouraged.

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LEVEL: 2 & 3  INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

Classes run every Thursday from January 17th to 8th March

6.15 - 8.45pm

6.15 - 8.45pm

Class length: 8 x 2 1/2 hour sessions (20 hours teaching time)

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention.

ABOUT YOUR TUTOR ... Christine's mum taught her to sew when she was six, which means she has been sewing for over 38 years! She has over 25 years experience in fashion, film costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland. She teaches with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step.  Christine tutored at Belfast Metropolitan College for 6 years before deciding to run her own brand of classes from home.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. Since 2008 she has taught more than 2000 students. She has taught from age 5 to 95 years young! Click here to read testimonials from her past students.

Students will have completed a 'Next Steps Intermediate' class or have experience using a range of patterns and fabrics.  Having already notched up a pocketful of sewing skills this class aims to perfect and hone your cutting, sewing, pressing and finishing techniques in turn increasing confidence in your sewing skills.  It will introduce garment construction with interfacings, interlinings and linings.  With emphasis on 'Patience and Practise makes Perfect'.  Students will be encouraged to choose a more advanced pattern to tackle, and tailoring is encouraged.

Each class is 2 1/2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks stage of garment making.  Students at this level are encouraged to think, sew and design creativity.  Students must be able to follow a paper pattern on their own and think logically through construction processes 

What is covered in the class:

Throughout the 8 weeks you can work on your chosen Advanced project.  Advanced means an emphasis on learning by:

  • Choosing a more advanced pattern, e.g a lined jacket. An advance is a step up from what you have made before.

  • Or using a favourite pattern from before but making it in a more 'difficult' cloth e.g tweeds, silks, lace, velvet.

  • Fine tuning your skills in cutting, pressing and stitching.

  • Construction using organza, sleeve heads, shoulder pads and interfacing.

  • Hand stitching techniques throughout garment making.

  • Inserting lining by both the 'fashion and tailoring' methods. By machine and by hand.

Sewing confidence will soar and so will your own personal creativity!

Equipment: All sewing machines and sewing equipment is provided. You are welcome to bring your own machine if you wish.  We have a mixture of modern and vintage sewing machines. Also an overlocker and a coverstitch machine, perfect for stitching jersey knits.

Materials required at first class:  Please bring an advanced project and material to your first class.  This should be advanced from what you have made previously, either in style, fabric or both.  Check out The Essential Sewing Kit for where to buy fabrics and lots of other resources.

Maximum in class: 5 students. Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun.  There must be a minimum of 3 bookings for the class to run.

 

The Venue: Classes are held in Christine's quirky up-cycled home studio which has been featured both on television (Great Interior Design Challenge) and in national interior magazines.  This gives Christine access to her wardrobe where she can show students every seam, zip and different design that they will be learning. 

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