Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people who have experience in garment construction and have perhaps attended our successful Dressmaking course and wish to further their skills in a relaxed environment.

What does the course involve?

The course will focus on advanced techniques, aiming for you to complete finished garments. Techniques being explored include;

  • Developing pattern drafting skills in more detail
  • Working with more complex fabrics such as lace and chiffons
  • Further skills and techniques

What makes this course special?

Participants will be learning in a relaxed atmosphere and have access to facilities that will enable them to increase skills and enjoyment in making their own clothes.

Entry Requirements

This course is not suitable for beginner or novice dressmakers. You should have substantial experience of making clothes using a domestic sewing machine using a variety of fabrics.

How long is the course?

The course is 20 weeks long.

What are the College attendance requirements?

Each session is 2.5 hours long.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

The course cost includes the calico you will need in order to practice skills before embarking on your own garments.  Learners will need to provide patterns and enough fabric and finishings (poppers, buttons, zips, piping etc) to complete a variety of projects during the 20 week course.  You will be given advice on the suitability of projects to undertake and the materials required to finish your project to a high standard.

What are the progression options?

There are an exciting range of subsidised sewing short courses offered in both Bridgwater and Taunton Campuses over the year.

Further Information