Dressmaking – Beginners and Continuing

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Beginners will learn how to interpret commercial pattern instructions to make a basic garment from woven material.
Continuing students will build on their existing knowledge to make more complex garments using more challenging techniques.
No Concession.

• The course will cover how to interpret pattern instructions and buy appropriate fabric and notions, taking measurements, choosing the correct size, cutting out the garment correctly.
• Beginners will make a basic skirt with facing or waistband and zipper closure.
• Continuing students may choose to make pants, a simple dress or a more advanced skirt design, then move onto lined garments and more advanced techniques.
• All students will learn how to set up and use a basic sewing machine and other dressmaking equipment following WHS standards and will learn problem solving techniques if and when needed.

• Interpreting a commercial pattern.
• Making simple alterations to patterns.
• Purchasing fabric and notions to make a garment using pattern guidelines.
• Cutting out the garment correctly.
• Sewing garments following directions to an acceptable standard.
• Problem solving.
• Basic sewing machine operation.
• Using dressmaking equipment to WHS standards.

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