Improve Your Dressmaking

Improve your dressmaking in this one-day session with Artisan Stitch on 25th May and obtain a better finish to your home-sewn garments.

Improve Your Dressmaking

About Improve Your Dressmaking

Do you enjoy dressmaking but aren't happy with the finish? Do you have bumps at the bottom of your zips. Or do your facings just refuse to lie flat? Would you like to improve your dressmaking but don't have the time to commit to a course? In this class, I'll share a few techniques you can use to improve the look of your dressmaking. Instead of wrestling with making a whole garment, we'll concentrate on learning some foundation dressmaking techniques by making samples of each technique. There are yours to take home for future reference.

Who is this aimed at?
Anyone who has struggled with dressmaking techniques and would like to learn some tips to achieve a better finish to their work. You must be able to use a sewing machine confidently, sew accurate seams, and have some dressmaking experience.

What will I learn?
>understanding pattern terminology and markings
>how to choose your best pattern size and achieve a good fit.
>pressing and trimming techniques
>why you should staystitch, and how to do it
>how to apply a facing
>what is understitching and when do you use it
>how to insert a concealed zip
>how to attach a waistband

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Improve Your Dressmaking are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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