Dressmaking for Yourself Adult Education Tasmania

Dressmaking for Yourself

Course description

A starting point for an absolute beginner or expert help for those who can sew using your own sewing machine or overlocker.

What your course will cover

  • Taking personal measurements to enable you to use the correct pattern size
  • Sewing stretch, woven or fine fabrics
  • Selecting the correct needles and threads and adjusting tension
  • Constructing a test garment to check fit and making any necessary alterations
  • Laying out your fabric and cutting economically
  • Constructing your garment
  • Pressing and finishing techniques to create a professionally sewn garment

What you can hope to achieve

  • An opportunity to gain a full understanding of your own sewing machine and overlocker (if you have one)
  • Know what it takes to make the difference between a home sewn and a professionally sewn garment
  • Gain a fuller understanding of the instructions of a commercial pattern, including symbols, language and methods used
  • Take home your finished garment/s

What to bring

  • Your sewing machine, overlocker if you have one, and manuals
  • Sewing kit (scissors, needles, thread, tape measure etc.)
  • Purchased pattern of your choice, however if you are new to sewing an ‘easy’ pattern is recommended to start with
  • Fabric of your choice. Please ensure it has been washed prior to the first session
  • Pen and paper

Important information

  • If you are required to purchase extra materials for your class, please check with the organising office prior to making the purchase.
  • Please ensure mobile phones are off or on silent before entering the classroom.

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/enrolling, or contact the adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact. This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact.

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre http://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/locations

Terms and Conditions

Go to: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/policies or contact the adult education team:

$198 Limited inc GST / $158 / $168
Dressmaking for Yourself

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