Intermediate Sewing Machine Skills~ Summer Term 2014

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In this class you will learn how to push your new sewing machine skills even further. We will be gin with a tunic top. Learning how to measure yourself correctly, trace and adapt a commercial pattern. Next you will make a toile to check the garment fits. New skills learned will cover: darts, facings, necklines, armholes, waistbands and further seams and hems. We will then make a pencil or A-line skirt and a shift dress.You can then use these skills to apply to a dressmaking pattern of your choice.

Essential materials: Sewing kit; scissors, threads, pins, hand sewing needles, unpicker, tape measure, tailors chalk. (Rebecca can discuss this with you on the first session) Fabric: for each project made

Tutor: Rebecca Spear
Venue: The Sherwood Cookery Workshop,621 Mansfield Road,NG5 2FX
Dates: 17th June- 19th August 2014
Time: 1pm -5pm
Duration: 11 Sessions
FEE: £157.50Concessions £141.75) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low-income

Course aims: 

In this class you will learn how to push your new sewing machine skills even further. We will be gin with a tunic top. Learning how to measure yourself correctly, trace and adapt a commercial pattern. Next you will make a toile to check the garment fits. New skills learned will cover: darts, facings, necklines, armholes, waistbands and further seams and hems. We will then make a pencil or A-line skirt and a shift dress.You can then use these skills to apply to a dressmaking pattern of your choice.

Course description:

To learn a range of intermediate sewing machine skills including; zips, seams and hems, darts, facings and waistbands. You will then move on to a dressmaking project of your choice.
Any prior knowledge or entry requirements? 

Beginners sewing machine skills.

 

Course content: what topics will the course cover?

General sewing skills

Following commercial dressmaking patterns

Inserting zips

Seams and hems

Darts and waistbands

Tracing patterns

Making patterns to fit

 

Teaching,  learning and assessment methods:
Demonstration
Discussion
Individual work
Project work
Research
Question and answer
Observation
Practical work
How will I receive feedback on my learning progress and achievement?

Verbally, ongoing throughout the course

 

Learning outcomes:

these are the intended outcomes and may be revised in discussion with the class. Students are encouraged to think about and identify their own individual outcomes.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1.Make a garment
2.Trace a commercial pattern
3.Understand how to follow commercial pattern instructions
4.Make a tunic
5.Make a skirt
Reading and information sources: Is any reading/preparation essential or desirable?

 

Suggestions for progression to further study or for using the skills and knowledge gained:

 

Continue with another WEA course.

 

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on  ckeep@wea.org.uk

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