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Saturday Dressmaking Skills – Making & Fitting Pockets
April 4, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
If you would like to jazz up your basic dressmaking with some more skills, then these Saturday sessions may well be the answer. We’re assuming that you can already follow a pattern, and sew a basic garment. We are running 4 sessions that will help you make a range of clothing, such as shirts, jackets and dresses with collars and sleeves. If you’d like to make a complete garment please book on the complete course which is a separate listing and contact us to discuss your pattern, the ideal pattern for the course would really be a jacket tho….
This session looks at making and fitting pockets, we will cover:
- In seam pockets and how to add them to a pattern, because dresses with pockets are just the best thing.
- Patch pockets and how to add those to a pattern too…
- Jetted or welted pockets (for suit jackets).
You can make practice pieces on the session, and if you’re following a pattern then you can use the session to make your pockets. There’s comprehensive handouts for you to follow, which along with your practice pieces, will serve as a visual reminder of the techniques.
If you’ve a pattern that you’d like to add pockets too please bring it along to the session, but do let us know in advance.
If you’ve a sewing machine of your own, please do bring it along. You will need to be au fait with using your machine and be able to read and follow a pattern, if you are working from a pattern. If you’d just like to learn about pockets and you can use a sewing machine, then this course is for you too.
As usual class sizes are small and you’ll get plenty of one to one time, there’s comprehensive handouts and a sewing resource sheet.
The course runs 1-4pm and costs £25 including materials and refreshments.