The Dressmaker's Portfolio Level 1 & 2 - 26th September 2022

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TDP26092022
£2,100.00

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 can be used to start your handmade wardrobe, take forward into higher education or a fashion related career.

Level 1 – Beginners

For beginners at the start of their sewing journey.  You will learn about measurements, fitting, commercial patterns and how to alter them, using a sewing machine and construction.

Level 2 – Intermediate

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

Coco Chanel

 

 THE DRESSMAKER’S PORTFOLIO PROJECTS

 Two projects will be set during the six months – these are to be done independently, outside of workshops.

 Level 1 – First Project – make a skirt or dress from a commercial pattern which has a fastening and neat seam and hem finishes.

                Second Project – make a simple pair of trousers or jacket from a commercial pattern that is well fitting and finished

Level 2 - First Project – make at least two coordinating garments from commercial patterns (dress, skirt or top)  with alternative seam & hem finishes (other than                                                       overlocked).  One garment should have a toile to show fitting and the addition of a detail not on the pattern or an accessory to compliment the                                             garment.

              Second Project - make at least two coordinating garments from commercial patterns (dress, jacket or trousers) with alternative seam & hem finishes (other than                                            overlocked).  One garment should have a toile to show fitting and either the addition of a detail not on the pattern or an accessory to compliment                                          the garment.

 

INCLUDED IN THE DRESSMAKER’S PORTFOLIO Level 1 & 2

-      24 Workshops days during the 6 months

            (these do not include workshop run by outside tutors and do not include patterns & Fabrics)

-      2 x 21/2 hour tutorials/masterclass per month

-      2 trips to fashion-related exhibitions (not including transport)

-      Sewing Kit & Stationary

-      10% off extra workshops during the six months

-      10% off selected fabrics at Bloomsbury Square Fabrics 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

-      Show Tickets – Tickets to Knitting & Stitching Shows

-      Final Exhibition/fashion show

TUTORIALS/MASTERCLASS 

Tutorials will be on a Monday morning, 10–12.30, twice a month.

During the tutorial, we will discuss students projects, 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 introducing 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

DATES

26th SEPTEMBER – PROJECT HAND IN DECEMBER 2022

  JANUARY 2023 – PROJECT HAND IN  MARCH 2023

EXHIBITION/FASHION SHOW JULY 2023

 

TUTORIALS dates tbc

26th September 2022

 October 2022

 November 2022

December 2022 

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023

 

 

 

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

 

 

COST:     Level One or Two - £2100

                       

Non-Refundable Deposit  £500 when booking

                        CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT

                        Balance Due 1st September 2022

Payment Option

                                First Payment – 1st September £820

                                Second Payment – 1st December £820

 

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Workshop Start26 Sep 2022