This dressmaking/ pyjama trousers course is for absolute beginners to sewing, garment design and construction. The fundamentals will be taught from how to thread a sewing machine to the correct type of stitches and seams required for your up and coming projects.
Thereafter students will be taught a wide range of skills to allow for the construction of a either a blouse top,sample skirt or gents pyjama trousers to your own measurements, from a pattern which can be later adapted and designed into different styles. In addition students will tackle making garments without a pattern which will give budding Sewist the confidence to manipulate fabric to design your own simple garments. The Courses will cover a number of different processes involved in garment making, for example, attaching a waistband, blind hemming, zip insertion, top stitching, bias binding finish, tips and techniques to give a professional finish to a garment. These are skills which will not only enable you to follow, straightforward commercial patterns but also enable you to alter your own existing garments, upcycle vintage finds or start you on the way to designing your own.
If you have never sewn before this course is invaluable introduction to your new found passion. Full dressmaking six week course price is £155; the pyjama trouser is a four week course and costs £120, a deposit of £35 secures your place, for more details of the dates available click on the "Book Now" tab.
"Brilliant!, Thanks Anne for a great course. Learnt so much and done so much! Lovely Evenings. Thanks for being so helpful, patient and cheerful. ( PS lovely musak!)" Thelma Fyalle
Southside Sewing School and classes are run at Rosina Cottage, 73 Main Road, Fenwick KA3 6DU