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Beginner Dressmaking

Beginners Dressmaking - Introduction to making a stretch fabric top - £45

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  • Duration
    1 weeks

  • Start Date
    Thursday 26th March 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • Thursday 26th March 2020, Part Time


If you want to learn to use stretch fabric clothes, then this is the course for you. This is an opportunity to learn to make a simple top.
The course is aimed at those that have attended the Basic Sewing Course or those that have basic sewing skills and want to explore working with stretch fabrics to make stretch clothing.
The aim of the course is to make a bespoke top that is the perfect fit for you. During the course you will make samples of techniques used to make stretch clothing. This will include the following:

  • How to select a pattern and fabrics and how to read and use commercial patterns.
  • How to sew darts and shape fabric to fit round a body.
  • Application binding/facings
  • Hems to finish garments
  • Adding closures, buttons, snaps & hooks and eyes.

You will need to buy your fabric and accessories for each project. Materials will be provided for making samples of techniques. You will also need to buy the patterns to go with the course either direct or from the tutor.
Course details: Thursday evenings for 2 weeks on 26th March 20 & 2nd April 20 6-9pm

You will need to bring a notepad and pencil and a basic sewing kit.

Why Our College?

Specialist teaching staff

Our courses are delivered by in-house expert teaching staff and external specialists

Industry standard facilities

Courses are held at our Ipswich Road campus, ensuring you have access to our cutting edge college facilities

A wide range of courses

We offer a wide range of part time and evening courses

Entry Requirements

Either attending the Basic Sewing Course or have a basic knowledge of sewing

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have gained the confidence to make basic top using commercial patterns.



Please note that courses may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met. Please be aware that if you are no longer able to attend your course you will be offered an alternative date where available, however no refunds are available unless this course is cancelled by City College Norwich.

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