When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Vanda Finney
  • Course Code W23FASA01B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Join our Advanced Sewing Workshop to work on the garment of your dreams. In this individually curated course you will be able to negotiate a bespoke dressmaking project with your tutor and receive individualised recommendations, tutorials and support in completing your pieces. You will be guided through the pattern selection, fabric selection, cutting and making process as you set upon creating your garment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the deeper relationship between garment style and fabric choice
  • Apply correct interfacings, facings and linings by chosen garment style
  • Apply specialised techniques for your garment style and fabric type
  • Finish a garment to a professional standard

Cost

  • Full fee
    £320
  • Concession fee
    £240
  • Class format and activities

    Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate. You will receive feedback throughout your course to help you develop your skills. For you to be able to achieve on this practical class punctuality and attendance are key. Please inform your tutor of any absences. Microsoft Teams will be used for general class specific communication and for posting additional information. Health and safety inductions are planned into your course delivery, and you are asked not to use any machinery or specialist equipment until you have received specific training. Morley provides a positive and friendly atmosphere and to support this all students should be considerate and kind and work in a collegiate and collaborative way and to not monopolise the tutor.

    Entry requirements

    This is an advanced course. Make sure that you have the skills required to join by successfully completing some of our intermediate courses in a related field or be able to demonstrate an equivalent competence in the subject area.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Activities in class can involve standing at high tables for a period of time. Please let the tutor know if this would be difficult for you. Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear building and there is lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating and drinking is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Students must be able to read, write and understand fluent English. Digital, mathematics and numeracy skills are desirable but not essential.

    What you need

    A basic sewing kit: sharp fabric scissors, trimming scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure a variety of hand sewing needles and sewing threads A basic pattern drafting kit: pattern curves, pencils, sharpener, rubber, paper scissors, masking tape A basic note taking kit: notepad, pens, pencils, sharpener, rubber, calculator, A4 ring binder for hand outs -You must provide your own materials, haberdashery, threads, etc. for your projects and this will be discussed towards the beginning of your course -Some specialised materials, including calico for toiling, are available for purchase from your tutor at cost price -Some pattern cutting and garment construction tools are provided for use in the studio -Paper and card are available for use in the studio -Depending on your class you may need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from your tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course.

    What you can do next

    Ready for more? So are we! Try our Couture Garment Construction and Sewing Techniques course next to continue building on your skills or explore some of our other Clothes Making or Pattern Cutting courses. Continue your journey with us in a variety of engaging courses on offer all the way up to a full BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. Visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk today for more inspiration and information!