Pattern Cutting and Sewing Techniques - Lisa Bailey
Part time course
About the Course:
Ever wondered how clothes are made? Have you wanted to make your own clothes but been stuck at the pattern stage? Then fear not! This introductory course will take you through step by step the methods in which to create and alter your own patterns and to make garments using your patterns.
What will I learn?
You will be able to create your own pattern blocks, and be taught the various techniques to draft patterns and to adapt them to create patterns for your own designs. You will then be able to use your patterns to make a garment with help and support from tutors to improve your sewing skills. You will get one to one help with sewing skills from inserting a sleeve or zip to more complicated details such as welt pockets and fly front zips.
How will the course be delivered?
The sessions are 2 ½ hours one evening a week.
How will I know how I am doing?
You will get one to one feedback from the tutor every week.
Do I need any experience?
No. Beginners are very welcome. This course is suited to all levels of experience.
What do I need to bring to my first class?
A folder or document wallet is useful to keep handouts in. You may want to bring some paper to take notes during demonstrations. If you want to make garments for someone else, bring their measurements.
About my Tutor:
Lisa Bailey studied fashion technology and design in London before moving to Bristol to complete a degree in fashion and textiles. Soon after graduating she set up her own clothing label selling to independent retail outlets. She exhibited at trade shows and public events such as The Clothes Show Live. Other industry experience ranges from working in a large volume clothing factory in London to producing bespoke bridal wear for two Bristol based bridal wear companies. Currently she is a member of the Stitch up Studios at the Island in Bristol, where she produces work to commission and explores interests such as the upcyling of leather.
Lisa has almost 20 years of teaching experience and has taught students of very varied levels and ability. Her teaching experience ranges from working with people with severe learning difficulties in a community setting through to the delivery of formal qualifications up to Foundation degree. Lisa gained a PGCE that was completed while teaching in Further and Higher Education. Whether you plan to take up a new hobby or are considering learning something that might take you on a new career path, Lisa is keen to share her skills and knowledge in a way to suit your own personal goals.
Are there any extra costs?
No. All the equipment needed is available for you to use. The materials for the pattern blocks and patterns are supplied as well as material to make a toile (practice garment). If you want to make a wearable garment you will need to supply the fabric for this.
What can I do next?
You can come back next term and continue making new patterns and garments.