Dressmaking, Stretch Sewing/Children's Wear St George & Sutherland Community College

Dressmaking, Stretch Sewing/Children's Wear

Join us at SGSCC and get creative within this sewing class and design and create your fashion! Garments in woven and stretch fabric are created with sewing techniques which will be demonstrated through the course. Various techniques of commercial patterns will be shown that will highlight the assets of your figure.

Our experienced tutor will help you with the creation of your designs all the way through and support you by providing useful tips and tricks to make your very own design come to life step by step. Save money by making your own and your children’s clothes. Pattern reading and garment construction and care and use of the machine are a feature of this course.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Introduction – requirements
Week 2 Construction of skirt – reading patterns
Week 3 Laying out of pattern and fabric
Week 4 Fitting and sewing
Week 5 Demonstration of zippers, waistbands, etc.
Week 6 Construction of blouses, collars, and cuffs
Week 7 Sleeve placement, buttonholes
Week 8 Finishing above

Learning Outcome:

  • Pattern alteration – Recording all of your measurements on charts, noting any differences learning to alter a pattern to confirm your measurements before cutting the fabric.
  • Fabric preparation and cutting out – straight grain of the fabric
  • Fabric preparation and cutting out – straight grain of the fabric
  • What to look for when choosing fabric.
  • How to thread the sewing machine, practicing, straight seams, darts, and finishing seams with an overlocker in class.
  • Lap zipper and invisible zipper application.
  • Sewing techniques for using a stretch or woven fabric.
  • Interfacings, hem finishes.
  • Buttonholes, hooks.
  • Facing, pockets, waistband application.

What to bring for Andi’s class:

The tutor will contact students before the course starting to let them know what to bring along.
The overlocking machine is available for use at Jannali.

About the Tutor:

'I am passionate about fashion which includes designing, pattern making, the use of overlocker techniques, and dressmaking. I have been teaching for forty years and find my students are always enthusiastic about learning new skills.

Having completed my Fashion Certificate in honours grade I went to become a TAFE teacher of fashion after which I have been at SGSCC for 25 years. For a while, I also enjoyed specialising in bridal and evening clothes for individual people. Some of my creations have appeared in Studio Brides and Wedding Sydney Magazine.' Andi

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.