Basic Dressmaking Techniques
Basic Dressmaking Techniques
Level 2 (Mixed)
15 April 2013
20 May 2013
Monday between 16:30 and 18:30
Between 8 and 16 learners.
What will I be learning?
This course will show you how to do the various techniques associated with dressmaking, including placement of zips, darts, pleats, buttonholes, seams, facings, an explanation of the terminology associated with dressmaking and the equipment required and how to use it.
Does the course lead to a qualification?
This course is not a qualification course
Who is the course for?
Anyone who is enthusiastic about learning how to start dressmaking. The learner will build up a portfolio of samples which will enable them to fully participate in the Introduction to Dressmaking classes.
PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED OUR FREE BASIC SEWING MACHINE TASTER BEFORE ENROLLING ON THE CLASS.
What do I need to bring?
Dressmaking scissors, pen, pencil and ruler, glasses if you wear them,
1 metre of calico, hand sewing needles,
Are there any additional costs?
60p to buy a machine bobbin, reels of good quality thread in red, blue and cream, glass head pins, tape measure.
How will I know how I am progressing during the course?
Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects. You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.
There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.
How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?
DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!
Progression within DALS
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On completion of this course, you could progress to:
Other creative crafts or a completely different course area.
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Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF
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From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924
Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.
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