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Course Summary
This is an ideal course for budding new dress makers. We aim to have an impact on the way people think about throw-away fashion. During the workshop you will learn how to: Make the most of existing fabric you have at home. • Measure yourself to decide which size to make • Cut fabric using a pattern • Sew straight, neat seams with the correct seam allowance. • Use interfacing • Make a waist facing or waistband • Create darts or gathers or pleats • Insert a regular zip • Finish raw edges on the inside of your garment • Finish the hem • Make a garment from scratch!

Experience/Skills Required To Join This Course
You should have some sewing machine experience to complete this project. This workshop will build on your sewing skills and introduce you to the exciting world of dressmaking. You must have recent experience of using a sewing machine as you will not be taught how to use a machine/thread up a machine.

What Is The Course About?
The aim of this course is to reuse fabric you have at home to make a cute, simple skirt in a choice of 2 lengths and 4 styles. You may have existing clothes too good to throw away, or household items such as table cloths, curtains, duvet covers that could be used to make a garment. You may have more than one item that you can use to combine fabrics. This course is supported by the Love Your Clothes programme. and aims to work towards reducing the carbon footprint of fast fashion.

For The Session(s) You Will Need:
The fabric for your skirt - you may be able to combine the use of more than one fabric from home to make a skirt. To give you an idea of how much you will need: • For A-line and Pencil skirts: 1m-1.5m of 150cm wide or 1.5m of 110cm wide medium weight cotton/denim/cord or other skirt weight fabric- please bring more if you wish to lengthen the skirt which is designed to finish on the knee. • Optional - 25cm of cotton fabric for contrast waistband facings • For Gathered and Pleated skirts : 1.5m of 150cm wide lightweight cotton, chambray, linen or any other fluid fabric.

Additional Costs And/Or Resources:
Cost of your material, plus accessories; • 9”/23cm zip • 30cm light to medium weight fusible interfacing • 1 button or skirt hook for the pleated/gathered option Remember you can reuse zips and buttons from the garments you no longer want. It's a good idea to save these before throwing away unwanted clothes. PLEASE NOTE: Any additional costs that arise for resources needed will be paid for by the learner, including scissors. We do provide some basic resources ie sewing machines, thread, bobbin cases, pins, however we find that most learners prefer to have their own supply of these to suit the project they are working on.

How Will I Know How I Am Getting On?
Written & photographic records · Feedback from the tutor · One to one & group discussions. Peer assessment. Learner diary.

Support For Your Learning
Once you start, if you have further queries and/or support needs, please talk to the tutor. We also offer support to help people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, health problem or mental health difficulty that may affect your learning or participation, please contact us for further advice.

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The Adult Learning Service Also Offers Courses In
• Computing and ICT • Personal Development, including Arts and Leisure • Languages, British Sign Language, and ESOL • Maths and English • Skills for Jobs • Apprenticeships and Traineeships • Family Learning • Programmes for Adults with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities

Minimum Numbers
If the required minimum number of learners is not reached we cannot guarantee that the course will run. We will try to advise you 5 working days before the course start date if this is the case.

Online Learning
If you are enrolling for an online/blended learning course: It is important to check the detailed course information prior to enrolment to ensure you have suitable equipment and software. You will also need a reliable internet connection to participate in this course. If you are not sure about the requirements or have any queries or questions please get in touch with our enrolment staff using the contact details provided. Please note that online courses may be recorded and shared with adult learning staff for quality assurance purposes.

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