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.

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!

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
If you have a project/fabric in mind, please bring this along. At the first class, there will be an optional task to complete as an introduction to the course. Please bring along a notebook, pen/pencil and basic sewing kit (including scissors/tape measure/pins etc.).

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

You may bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session if you wish.
Prosp User 5
No class on 24 October 2022 (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.
Please note that York Learning have no control over guidance in buildings which may go over and above government guidance or recommendations. Please note that York Learning have no control over guidance in buildings which may go over and above government guidance or recommendations.
There is now no enforced isolation, however we still strongly recommend that if you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms, or just feel unwell you do not come to class, however we cannot enforce this. There is now no enforced isolation, however we still strongly recommend that if you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms, or just feel unwell you do not come to class, however we cannot enforce this.
If you are living with someone with COVID symptoms or who has tested positive but you feel well, you are able to attend class if you wish, If you are living with someone with COVID symptoms or who has tested positive but you feel well, you are able to attend class if you wish,
As of April 1st 2022 lateral flow tests are no longer freely available, therefore whilst we agree that it is good practice to take a test we will no longer be recommending that learners take a test before attending class. As of April 1st 2022 lateral flow tests are no longer freely available, therefore whilst we agree that it is good practice to take a test we will no longer be recommending that learners take a test before attending class.
Face coverings can still be worn if you wish but these are no longer required. Please follow the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' guidance issued by the government and City of York Council. Face coverings can still be worn if you wish but these are no longer required. Please follow the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' guidance issued by the government and City of York Council.
Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds in the event that a course is moved from a venue to online in cases of increased risk unless the course cannot be taught online. In this case a pro-rata refund may be offered. Please note that we will not be able to offer refunds in the event that a course is moved from a venue to online in cases of increased risk unless the course cannot be taught online. In this case a pro-rata refund may be offered.

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/FB2
19/09/2022
28/11/2022
13:00 - 15:00
Monday
2.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Kate Unsworth
130.00
£120 if in receipt of State Pension; £35 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits.