Dressmaking
Have you ever missed out on a beautiful dress at a bargain price because they didn’t have your size? No problem! With this 10-week course you will acquire all of the skills you need to do your own fashion DIY! From understanding the materials to using the equipment, from practical stitches to decorative stitches, there is something for everyone. You will also learn how to take correct body measurements, so that you’re never left short.

The informal sessions allow learners to be inspired by other class members and there will be weekly demonstrations on a variety of techniques/projects by the tutor. During the 10-week course, learners will perhaps only complete one garment, depending on how much independent study takes place outside class.

Subject to numbers, classes will continue after Christmas to complete other projects and extend people's knowledge and understanding of dressmaking.

Through 1:1 personalised demonstrations and feedback, along with group work and presentations, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need for dressmaking.

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 anyone who wants to learn to sew and make or customise their own clothes. All levels welcome! 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 2021 (half-term holidays).

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.

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.
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/AV1
20/09/2021
29/11/2021
13:00 - 15:00
Monday
2.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Kate Unsworth
120.00
£110 State Pension, £35 MTB