Dressmaking | Beginners
Why this course?
Students will construct a straightforward garment during the course such as a skirt, simple dress or jumpsuit fitted perfectly to yourself. You will gain confidence using a sewing machine and an overlocker, and learn professional finishes, how to insert a zip or buttonholes, how to read a commercial pattern and understand its terminology.
The course is designed for those with basic or no previous knowledge of sewing. Whether you haven't done any sewing in 40 years or have never sat at a sewing machine in your life, this course is for you.
By the end of the course you will be able to operate a sewing machine, construct a simple garment and choose commercial patterns, fabric and haberdashery appropriate for your use.
In addition to the cost fees, students will be required to purchase their own material, pattern and sewing sundries.
Tutors: Rosie Carne and Claire Smith
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student Views Dressmaking Student
Loved the course. A brilliant tutor and I hope to do another sewing course soon. Thanks for the fabulous experience.
- Construct a straightforward garment during the course such as a skirt, simples dress or jumpsuit.
- Gain confidence using a sewing machine and an overlocker.
- Learn professional finishes.
- Insert a zip or buttonholes.
- Read a commercial pattern and understand its terminology.
Why the MET?
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College. It draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience. We operate across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing, and teach around 7,500 adult learners.
Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. Whatever your chosen subject, we have the facilities to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.
The course fees are shown in the table on the overview tab.
This course is eligible for a 50% discount if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to apply for this discount here.
If you are an international student (you don't hold UK Settlement Status), different fees apply. Please click here to read more and find out how to apply.
Students are required to bring large and small sharp fabric scissors, pins, tape measure and thread to every lesson.
Please wait until after the first class before purchasing pattern and fabric,as this is the topic of the first class.
Students should budget around £20-£50 for materials for their chosen garment.