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Creative Dress Making


Duration: 6 week course - Thursday evenings, 6th April - 11th May (7:30pm - 9pm)

Price: €160 

Tutor: Rebecca Marsden

Course is limited to 8 people. To book your place on this course please CONTACT The Dovecote. Deposit required. Early booking is essential. Should course be cancelled full deposit will be refunded. Tea and coffee included.

Over the 6 weeks you will learn how to:

  • Read and adapt a commercial pattern to create a dress with your own unique design features
  • Read patterns and make creative adjustments
  • Sketch and develop new design features
  • Select suitable fabrics for your design
  • Explore construction techniques
  • Insert zips and add button holes
  • Hemming and techniques for garment finishing

What you will need to bring to the first class:

  • Sewing machine
  • Calico- cotton fabric for sampling, 2-3 meters
  • Scissors- Fabric and Paper
  • Thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Tailors chalk
  • Pins
  • Pencils, rubber and sketchbook/notebook

Pattern selection and fabric will be will discussed in session 1- No need to pre purchase dress pattern or fabric. Basic machine sewing skills are required for this course.