Dressmaking Beginners Wednesday

Course Name -Dressmaking for Beginners and Continuing

Award-Certificate of Attendance (on request). Please email:gtiadulted@gretb.ie

Course Overview

The aim of the course is to give students the skills, knowledge and understanding of basic dressmaking which will enable them to complete a garment.

Course Content

  • Taking Body Measurements
  • Sewing Terminology
  • Equipment needed for Dressmaking
  • Selecting the Correct Fabric
  • Fabric and Pattern Preparation
  • Following a Pattern
  • Tips for Cutting Fabric
  • How to mark your fabric

On completion of the course participants will have learned to:

  • Read a basic pattern
  • Make minor size adjustments
  • Mark each pattern piece
  • Cut out accurately
  • Use seam allowances
  • Assemble pieces
  • Finish off seams neatly.

Tutor Biography

Phyllis Smyth has over 15 years experience as a Fashion Designer and Style Consultant. She specialises in wedding couture and ran a successful design studio for many years. Her designs have features on several RTE Fashion Programmes and numerous Bridal publications. Phyllis has always been interested in passing on her knowledge and skills to novice dressmaking enthusiasts.

email address:phyllissmyth8@gmail.com

Materials Needed:

Measuring tape; pins; scissors x 2 (household for cutting paper and dressmaking for fabric); tailors chalk; fabric lining and notions as outlined on the commercial pattern.

Participants can bring their own sewing machine to class if desired