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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 are available at the venue for learners to use. You are also welcome to bring along your own sewing machine.

Skills for self improvement which could lead to further study and/or self employment, or lead onto further education in this subject at York College.
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.

Please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session.
Prosp User 5
No class on 30 October 2023 (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
Local employers in York have put together a list of skills that they like their employers to have. As part of your learning, you will develop skills such as problem solving, team working, communication, digital skills, resilience and reliability.
Local employers in York have put together a list of skills that they like their employers to have. As part of your learning, you will develop skills such as problem solving, team working, communication, digital skills, resilience and reliability.
Prosp User 8

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.

Learners under the age of 19

Learners under the age of 19
Please note that Adult Education funding is for individuals who are over the age of 19 on the 31st of August prior to the start date of their course.
Please note that Adult Education funding is for individuals who are over the age of 19 on the 31st of August prior to the start date of their course.
This means that there will be an additional cost for learners who are under 19 who wish to access funded courses.
This means that there will be an additional cost for learners who are under 19 who wish to access funded courses.
For safeguarding reasons, we cannot accept learners who are under 18 on courses except by prior arrangement. This does not apply to programmes which are designed for 16-18s.
For safeguarding reasons, we cannot accept learners who are under 18 on courses except by prior arrangement. This does not apply to programmes which are designed for 16-18s.
If you are under the age of 19, please contact us on 01904 554277 before booking.
If you are under the age of 19, please contact us on 01904 554277 before booking.
AT1/JW6
18/09/2023
27/11/2023
13:00 - 15:00
Monday
2.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Kate Unsworth
135.00
£130.00 if in receipt of the State Pension; £35.00 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits