Pattern Cutting & Detailed Garment Construction
This course will focus on making your own patterns/garments as well as building a portfolio/sketch book of invaluable information and techniques within dressmaking and pattern cutting. We will look at innovative pattern cutting processes and suitable fabrics to create professionally finished garments.

You are welcome to work on your own project in class and help/advice will be on hand. Through weekly demonstrations we will explore a variety of techniques, including fitting/altering your own patterns/commercial patterns to your own individual style and finishing garments to a professional standard, along with lots more to enhance your pattern cutting and dressmaking projects including zips, collars, cuffs, waistbands etc.

Following the 10 week course (and subject to numbers) the course will continue for a further term. Verbal and written feedback will be given by the tutor throughout the course.

Additional benefits of the course: We regularly visit fabric shops/suppliers and hold a charity Dressmaking Showcase to display the wonderful work of the learners.
Prosp User 3
This course is for learners who have a basic knowledge in dressmaking but are looking to further their skills for their own enjoyment or possible employment.

The course is delivered by a tutor who is also a practitioner in the subject and is on hand to teach by a variety of methods including tutor presentation, varied demonstrations and one-to-one personalised guidance. Sewing machines, overlockers, a cover stitch machine, a steam generated iron and lots of sewing equipment is available at the venue for learners to use. You are also welcome to bring along your own sewing machine.
Prosp User 4
At the first class, learners do not need to bring anything except a ring binder, notebook and pen/pencil and basic sewing kit (including scissors/tape measure/pins etc.) If you have a project/fabric in mind – please bring this along too.

Learners will be expected to buy their own fabric for making toiles and final garments.

Please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session.
Prosp User 5
No class on 25th October (half-term holidays).

The course will be fully supported by ‘Padlet’ (best described as an online noticeboard) where weekly demonstrations and other useful material will be uploaded by the tutor. This platform can also be used to keep in touch with likeminded learners to share ideas between sessions and keep a record of your progress.

Please ensure that you read and understand the health and safety guidelines on any new creative product you intend to use during the course, before the first class.
Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time. This may include using face coverings, cleaning your own work area and bringing your own refreshments etc. and will reflect the national COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space. We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space.
We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request. We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request.
Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council. Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council.
In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer. In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer.
Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs. Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
AT1/AU9
20/09/2021
29/11/2021
10:00 - 12:00
Monday
2.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Kate Unsworth
120.00
£110 State Pension, £35 MTB