Course code: ICWR301P
Subject area: Homecrafts
Study level: Part Time
Course level: U
6:45pm - 8:45pm
28th Sep 2021 - 15th Mar 2022
01235 555 585
This course covers all aspects of dressmaking and garment construction using commercial paper patterns. It will introduce pattern reading, basic sewing skills and fitting techniques that can be developed to enable you to make your own clothes successfully. Your first project will be a Tote bag followed by an A line or straight skirt. You will gain confidence and skills in a relaxed and friendly learning environment.
In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.
During the course you will learn about fabrics, cutting out, pattern placement and reading. Use established sewing techniques to produce a Tote bag and an A line or straight skirt which can be lined, before moving onto other projects.
1. Take body measurements accurately2. How to choose paper patterns and buy suitable fabric3. How to adjust patterns and fit a toile4. How to follow pattern instructions, cut out & make a garment5. Cover basic construction methods such as darts, seams, zips & hems etc.6. Cover simple pattern adaptations7. Use and maintenance of the sewing machine8. Identify fashion trends
Do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.
Information about skirt patterns, fabric and sewing equipment will be given at the first session. Sewing machines are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.
Some items to bring with you:A4 Ring binder & 12 plastic sleevesA4 lined & plain paper, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and calculator. 75 cm of plain or printed cotton fabric (for unlined Tote bag)Optional: Additional 75 cm of a contrast fabric for a lining
Basic sewing equipment:Fabric for your bag. Fabric scissors, colour-headed pins, hand sewing needles, tape measure, tailors chalk, marking pen.
Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 26/10/2021, 21/12/2021, 28/12/2021, 04/01/2022 and 22/02/2022.
There are vending machines available where hot/cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. To reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there are watercoolers on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.Should the Campus car park be full, please use Marriotts Walk or Woodford Way Car Parks which are a few minutes’ walk away.Please report to Reception (Windrush Building) on arrival. A photo-id will be issued, for you to wear when you attend classes.
Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.
You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.
16 - 18 Fee
Tuition Fee: £280.00Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £280.00
19+ Reduced Fee
Tuition Fee: £168.00Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £168.00