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Beginners Dressmaking Next Steps

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  • Duration
    6 weeks

  • Start Date
    Tuesday 21st April 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • Tuesday 21st April 2020, Part Time


This course is the next steps for beginners dressmaking, who would like to learn more about making clothes and follows on from the Beginners Dressmaking Course. The course will enable students to expand their skills and knowledge . The projects will be set based on your experience but may include the following; dressing gown with patch pockets and contrast borders, simple A-line dress with short raglan sleeve, make a simple stretch summer dress or make a blouse with long sleeves set into arm hole, cuffs, simple collar and front opening with button closure. The course will be flexible depending on your progress.
You will also learn how to check and fit patterns to individual figures and making adjustment to commercial patterns to fit you. This could include lengthening or shorting patterns. Patterns will be set by the tutor as all students will make the same garment on this course. Some of the techniques learnt include the following;

  • Inserting zips concealed and coil zips
  • Adding decorative finishes to necklines/hems
  • Making cuffs and applying to sleeves
    Materials will be provided for making samples of techniques and projects. You will need to buy patterns and fabric to make garments.
    Course details: Tuesdays 21/04/20 - 02/06/20 ( excludes 26/05/20 half-term) 6-9pm

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




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.