Improve Your Dressmaking

Improve your dressmaking in this one-day session run by Artisan Stitch on 21st August. The class focuses on the areas that many home dressmakers find tricky.

Improve Your Dressmaking

About Improve Your Dressmaking

Do your home sewing projects look a bit - well - 'homemade'?

Would you like to improve the fit and finish for a professional 'handmade' look instead? Then learn some tips and techniques that many home sewists find tricky and raise your sewing game in just a few hours!

Learn how to:

- how to choose the best size of pattern
-understand pattern terminology and markings
-Get facings to lie flat without puckering
-How to add a waistband
-What is understitching and when should you use it
-When and why you need to trim, clip, and notch seam allowances
-What does ‘stitch in the ditch’ mean, and when to do it.
-Edgestitching and topstitching to create impact
-and lots more...

These are all techniques that I see dressmaking students struggling with time after time so I've rolled them all up in one package. When you attend a normal Dressmaking course, much of the time is taken up with laborious cutting out and sewing up of one specific garment, so you're only learning the methods required in that one item. However in my 'Improve Your Dressmaking' day, we'll only be making small samples of each technique. So we can really focus on getting the technique right in just a fraction of the time. Plus you'll have a whole bunch of notes and samples to refer back to when you next tackle the real thing.
If you have ever struggled with any of these techniques, or you wonder why your 'makes' look 'homemade', then this course will really raise your dressmaking game.

Sewing machines provided or bring your own.

If you have any sewing problems other than those mentioned above, then please let me know and I'll try to cover them during the day if there's time.

Level: Improvers - anyone who'd like to achieve a more professional finish to their sewing projects.

Cost: £60. Limited places available so please book now.

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