The Dressmaker's Portfolio Level 1 & 2 - 7th October 2019 FULLY BOOKED

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£2,050.00

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

            (not including 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 & Drawer 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

7th OCTOBER – PROJECT HAND IN 16th DECEMBER 2019

6th  JANUARY 2019 – PROJECT HAND IN 16th  MARCH 2020

EXHIBITION/FASHION SHOW MID JULY 2020

MUSEUM VISITS - DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

 

TUTORIALS

Monday 7th  & 21st October 2019

Monday 4th & 18th November 2019

Monday 9th & 16th December 2019

Monday 6th & 20th January 2020

Monday 10th & 17th February 2020

Monday 9th & 16th March 2020

 

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 attend tutorials and workshops, complete your projects by the deadline and not be afraid J it’s an adventure

 

 COST:     Level One or Two - £2050

                        Non Refundable Deposit £500 when booking CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT

                        Balance Due 1st September 2018  

Payment Option

                                First Payment – 1st September £800

                                Second Payment – 1st December £800

 

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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.
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Workshop Start7 Oct 2019