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Next Steps in Dressmaking - 10 week class

  • Colour and Cloth 140 Roslyn Street Belfast Northern Ireland (map)

2 hour classes run every Tuesday for 10 weeks from April 5th to June 7th inclusive.


£180   BOOK HERE

I love seeing my students confidence soar with their sewing skills.  This 10 week course is the next step after Level 1 Beginners.  if you already know your way around a sewing machine and have the basic skills of hems and seams under your belt then this course is for you.  It aims to take it up a notch, focusing on improving your existing skills and learning lots of new ones. And always with lots of designer / maker tips thrown in for good measure!  Each class is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time to get stuck in and complete each weeks project.  Time tends to fly in when your sewing!

We will cover the following:

Removing fullness with darts, gathers and pleats.

How to insert an invisible zip, sew on a button and make a buttonhole.

Bias binding: My favourite! From shop bought to making your own.

Focus on fabrics, how to sew stretch, sequin, leather....making informed choices when purchasing cloth.

Choosing a pattern for you : Get informed so you get it right.

Making your first garment in calico (a toile) and adjusting for fit.

Next steps in garment making.

Please bring 1 metre of medium weight Calico fabric, and a 7 inch invisible zip to your first class.

Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun. 


Class length 10 x 2 hour sessions.

Price: £180