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Dressmaking for Beginners - Saturdays

$115 Limited inc GST
Dressmaking for Beginners - Saturdays

<p><p style="font-size: 110%; color: red;"> <strong style > EARLY BIRD FEES </strong style >apply for some courses! </p></p><p><strong>COURSE DESCRIPTION</strong><br/>Topics covered will include


Early Bird Fee: ends 2 weeks prior to course start date. Price will then rise to $143!

This workshop will take place over 2 Saturdays, 2 weeks apart.

Materials list:

  • Commercial pattern for a skirt or basic dress in woven fabric. No PDF patterns please. Measure your bust and waist and choose one which fits your actual measurements, not your bought clothing size. Woven materials only, no stretch sewing. Consider the following patterns:

Skirts – Simplicity 2314, Simplicity 1200, New Look 6053
Dresses – McCall 7943, M7405, M7778, Simplicity S8909, S8735, New Look N6600, Butterick B6654, B6551

  • Woven fabric to make garment as listed for your size and style on pattern, see actual fabric types on back of pattern envelope
  • Notions ( zipper, elastic, fasteners, iron-on interfacing ) to complete garment as listed on pattern envelope
  • Machine sewing thread to match fabric
  • Tape measure, fabric scissors, sewing pins, sticky tape or paper glue

Western Sydney Skills Hub

Suite 34, Level 3, 410 Church St
North Parramatta 2151

Site Directions

Our building is next to a Thai restaurant, and we are close to the bus stop.

For after hours access press the buzzer located next to the building’s entrance, then the caretaker will buzz you in, then take elevator to Level 3.

There is street parking available around the Western Sydney Skills Hub. In the nearby area, there is a combination of paid metered parking spots (2 hr/4 hr/10 hr) and free short stay parking (2hr). Unmetered, long stay spots (free to park) are located in streets within a 5-10 minute walk from our venue. Also some closer spots are free after hours, but please note all this is subject to change and is organised by the local council. So please check signs carefully when parking, as length of stay and paid/unpaid parking can vary across the streets and can even depend on the side you park. Therefore if in doubt check with Parramatta council.

Public Transport

Depending on your walking speed our venue is around a 10-15 minute walk from Parramatta Train Station.

There are a variety of buses operating in the Parramatta and North Parramatta area, including the council run FREE Parramatta Shuttle Bus, but as this route has been subject to change in the past, please check with Parramatta City Council for the latest route details and timetable.


When Time Where Session Notes
Sat 29 Aug 2020 9am - 1pm (UTC+10:00) William Shelley Room - Western Sydney Skills Hub
Sat 12 Sep 2020 9am - 1pm (UTC+10:00) William Shelley Room - Western Sydney Skills Hub