The Dressmaker's Portfolio - 4th September 2023
The Dressmaker’s Portfolio is a six-month foundation where students will learn all the skills needed to create a handmade wardrobe.
This course is a chance to build a portfolio of samples and garments which will build your confidence and start your handmade wardrobe. It can also be taken forward into higher education or a fashion-related career.
For beginners at the start of their sewing journey. Learn about measurements, fitting, commercial patterns and how to alter them, using a sewing machine and construction.
For those wishing to improve their skills. Go over some of the basics, become confident using tricky fabrics, and learn advanced and couture techniques to achieve beautiful finishing and perfect fit
“Elegance means a thing is as beautiful on the wrong side as the right“
THE DRESSMAKER’S PORTFOLIO PROJECTS
Two projects will be set during the six months – these are to be done independently, outside of workshops.
Beginners will make a skirt or dress from a commercial pattern which has a fastening and neat seam and hem finishes for their first project
The Beginner second Project can be to make a simple pair of trousers or jacket from a commercial pattern that is well fitting and finished
For Intermediate Sewers the first Project is to make at least two coordinating garments from commercial patterns (dress, skirt or top) with alternative seam & hem finishes (other than overlocked). At least one garment should have a toile to show fitting and the addition of a detail not on the pattern.
The second project for intermediate sewers is to make at least two coordinating garments from commercial patterns (dress, jacket or trousers) with alternative seam & hem finishes (other than overlocked). At least one garment should have a toile to show fitting and either the addition of a detail not on the pattern
INCLUDED IN THE DRESSMAKER’S PORTFOLIO
- 20 Workshops days of your choice during the 6 months *
- 2 x 21/2 hour tutorials/masterclass per month
- 2 trips to fashion-related exhibitions **
- Sewing Kit & Stationary
- 10% off extra workshops booked and attended during the six months *
- A key for the Sewing Room – DM Portfolio students are able to use the Sewing Room when there are no workshops taking place
- Storage Cupboard in the Sewing Room
- Discounted Sewing Show Tickets
- Final Exhibition
Tutorials will be on a Monday morning, 10–12.30, twice a month.
During the tutorial, we will discuss projects, and talk about construction techniques making samples if required.
We will also look at using social media for inspiration, I will give ideas of who to follow as well as introduce you to anything new and inspiring that I come across – whether it’s patterns, fabrics, designers or tools.
This is also a time for you to ask for help with your projects
* these do not include workshops run by outside tutors and do not include patterns & materials
** Not including transport
4th SEPTEMBER – PROJECT HAND IN 11th DECEMBER 2023
8th JANUARY 2024 – PROJECT HAND IN 1ST APRIL 2024
EXHIBITION JULY 2024
4th & 18th September 2023
23rd October 2023
13th & 27th November 2023
11th December 2023
8th & 22nd January 2024
5th & 19th February 2024
11th March 2024
1st April 2024
From Me: My aim is to inspire and help you to create a handmade wardrobe of clothes to be proud of.
From You: Commit to attending tutorials and workshops, complete your projects by the deadline and not be afraid - it’s an adventure
A non-refundable Deposit of £500 when booking
CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT
Balance Due 1st September 2023
First Payment – 1st September £820
Second Payment – 1st December £820
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