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Dressmaking Classes

The Programme

Our dressmaking classes are designed for all levels, from beginners to advanced levels as well as for children, teenagers and adults and are offered among several course options.
If you haven’t found what you’re looking for in the shops or you love an outfit (or an accessory) that you’ve seen in a magazine or even thought up your own model, then these lessons are for you!
Learning to make your own clothes is the best way to ensure that you wear your own style of clothing and express your own personality.
We’ll teach you how to create your own basics, or adjust a pattern to your size or, for those who only wish to sew, buy a pattern created by our team.
Through our unique approach, you can benefit from our long experience in teaching and we can help you with your dressmaking projects.

The Concept

A well assembled, made-to-measure item of clothing requires 2 skills :

PATTERN-MAKING


Pattern-making

Before starting the course, together we’ll decide upon your project for the year. Within the group, we will create “tailor-made” training according to your wishes.

BUYING A PATTERN FROM THE SHOPS

– 2, one-hour private lessons
(You’ll need to the buy pattern yourself)

+ group sessions

DETAILS
CREATE YOUR OWN ITEM OF CLOTHING OR GAIN INSPIRATION FROM A PHOTO IN A MAGAZINE (PATTERN CREATED BY OUR MODEL-MAKING TEAM)

– 2, one-hour private lessons
(You must buy the pattern yourself)

+ group sessions

DETAILS
CREATING YOUR OWN BASICS
SKIRTS, TOPS, TROUSERS



– Group lessons


DETAILS

Dressmaking, assembly

Depending on your level, we will provide advice on, for example :

– Learning how to use a sewing machine and basic advice on creating accessories
– Learning basic finishing touches: hems, seams, pleats, etc.
– Learning more advanced finishing touches : collars, cuffs, pockets, zippers
– Assembly techniques for jackets, how to line these, fit the sleeves, the collar, opening

Buying a pattern from the shops

« Take time to care for yourself »

If you’ve decided that you wish to buy a pattern from a shop, we can help you to read and adapt the pattern to your size before starting the group lessons with 2 one-hour private lessons. Using the adjustments, the pattern will be cut out in a test fabric to check that the model is what you were hoping for.

1

One-hour private lesson

Learn how to adjust the pattern, read the measurements table, modify the shoulder span, lengthen sleeves, etc.

2

Group sessions

Learn how to position the pattern on the fabric and assemble the item of clothing. This exercise will give you practice before using the final fabric and will enable you to make changes to it after having tried it on.

3

One-hour private lesson

We will check the fabric and make any corrections together

4

Back to group sessions

Final assembly of the item of clothing

Therefore, after two private lessons, you will be ready to start cutting out and assembling the fabric in group lessons.
Price for 2 hours of private lessons : 65 euros (You will need to buy the pattern and fabric yourself)
+ Fee covering all group sessions according to the dates

Dates and prices for group sessions

Creating your own clothes based on a photo from a magazine
(Pattern created by our pattern-making team)

« A unique service » 
Let your imagine run free. If you have an idea or an outfit that you’ve seen in a magazine or an item of clothing that you’d love to have in your wardrobe, contact our “Tailor-made Pattern” team.
Our pattern-making team is at your disposal!
We can create the pattern together.
Before starting your group lessons, you will need 2 one-hour private lessons. Using the adjustments, the pattern will be cut out in a test fabric to check that the model is what you were hoping for.

1

One-hour private lesson

Creating the pattern and taking measurements

2

Group sessions

Learn how to position the pattern on the fabric and assemble the item of clothing. This exercise will give you practice before using the final fabric and will enable you to make changes to it after having tried it on.

3

One-hour private lesson

We will check the fabric and make any corrections together

4

Back to group sessions

Final assembly of the item of clothing

The pattern will then be in a paper format which, after the two private lessons, will be used to cut out and assemble the fabric in the group lessons.

Price for 2 hours of private lessons : 65 euros
+ Fee covering all group sessions according to the dates

Dates and prices for group sessions PATTERN PRICESEnrolment form

Creating your own basics for your size
Skirts, tops, pants

If you’re interested in pattern-making, you’ll learn right from the first group lessons how to draw your own basic items of clothing : Skirt, blouse, trousers (according to your wishes). You’ll cut out the basic item of clothing from the fabric and adjust it if necessary. Using these basics, you’ll be able to create as many models as you want.