Advanced dressmaking classes, Miltown Malbay

These day advanced dressmaking classes are suitable for those who have already completed either of my beginners’ courses or those who may be self-taught and have equivalent experience. The aim is to build your confidence to take on more challenging projects. The classes are fast-paced, and will require accurate machine stitching. I assume knowledge of certain basic dressmaking principles. Though not essential, to get most out of the day, participants should bring their own sewing machine or overlocker (with its user manual). The object is to create sample work that participants can refer to during future dressmaking projects. Complete beginners should book either my 6-day “No Fears” Beginners’ Dressmaking course or, if you can already use a sewing machine, the 10-week “Kick-start Dressmaking” course. 

Love your overlocker

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Husqvarna S15 overlocker. Buy one from us and the “Love your overlocker” class is FREE!

One-day class (10.30am – 5.30pm)

Saturday, 18th April

Fee €55

Fee includes all necessary materials. Refreshments will be provided and an optional €10 ‘meal deal’ is available for a light fixed-menu lunch at the excellent Old Bakehouse Restaurant, directly opposite the shop.

Learn to use an overlocker by making a simple t-shirt in cotton jersey. The workshop will cover

  • Threading an overlocker
  • Changing threads
  • Tension and stitch adjustment
  • Engaging and disengaging the blade
  • Differential feed
  • 3 and 4-thread sewing
  • Rolled hem and flatlock

 

Advanced Dressmaking Techniques

Dressmaking Skills #1 and #2

Practice advanced dressmaking skills, such as zip applications, seam finishes, custom pockets, and collars that will give your future dressmaking projects a bit of professional polish.

Two one-day workshops, bookable individually or together (save €10).

Skills #1: Saturday, 24th May (10.30am – 5.30pm)

Skills #2: Sunday, 25th May (10.30am – 5.30pm)

Fee €55

Dressmaking Skills #3


The main focus of the day will be putting together a small sample jacket from pre-cut calico pieces. Depending on your level of experience and the pace of the class, you can expect to practice:

  • Darts
  • Double welt/jet pocket
  • Notched lapel/revere collar
  • Set-in sleeves
  • Blind hem

One-day workshop (10.30am – 5.30pm)

Saturday, 6th June

Fee €55

 

Fees include all necessary materials. Refreshments will be provided and an optional €10 ‘meal deal’ is available for a light fixed-menu lunch at the excellent Old Bakehouse Restaurant, directly opposite the shop.

Overlocker and Skills Development classes can be booked by contacting me direct using the form or calling 087 669 3331. Individual class sizes are limited to 4 people and fill quickly. Book early to accommodate any existing diary commitments.

Discount

All class participants benefit from a 10% discount on in-store purchases (excluding patterns).

Sewing Class Timetable – Spring 2020 (Beginners’ classes now fully booked)

Contact me using the contact form or call 087 669 3331 to book.

w/c 27th January
Saturday, 1st February “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30pm) – FULL
w/c 3rd February
Thursday, 6th February “Fresh Start” Dressmaking (7pm – 9pm)
Saturday, 8th February “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30pm) – FULL
w/c 10th February
Thursday, 13th February “Fresh Start” Dressmaking (7pm – 9pm)
Saturday, 15th February “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30pm) – FULL
w/c 17th February
Thursday, 20th February “Fresh Start” Dressmaking (7pm – 9pm)
Saturday, 22nd February “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30pm) – FULL
w/c 24th February
Thursday, 27th February “Fresh Start” Dressmaking (7pm – 9pm)
Saturday, 29th February “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30m) – FULL
Sunday, 1st March “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30m) – FULL
w/c 2nd March
Thursday, 5th March “Fresh Start” Dressmaking (7pm – 9pm)
Saturday, 7th March “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30m) – FULL
Sunday, 8th March “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30m) – 1 space
w/c 9th March
Thursday, 12th March “Fresh Start” Dressmaking (7pm – 9pm)
Saturday, 14th March “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30m) – FULL
w/c 16th March
Thursday, 19th March “Fresh Start” Dressmaking (7pm – 9pm)
Saturday, 21st March “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30pm) – FULL
w/c 23rd March
Thursday, 26th March “Fresh Start” Dressmaking (7pm – 9pm)
Saturday, 28th March “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30pm) – 1 space
w/c 30th March
Thursday, 2nd April “Fresh Start” Dressmaking (7pm – 9pm)
Saturday,4th April “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30pm) – 1 space
w/c 6th April
Thursday, 9th April “Fresh Start” Dressmaking (7pm – 9pm)
Friday, 10th April Good Friday
Saturday, 11th April “No Fears”, Beginners’ dressmaking (10.30am – 4.30pm) – 1 space
Sunday, 12th April Easter Day
w/c 13th April
Monday, 13th April Bank Holiday
Saturday, 18th April “Love your overlocker” (10.30am – 5.30pm)
w/c 20th April
w/c 27th April
Saturday, 2nd May “Quilt Workshop” (TBA)
w/c 4th May
w/c 11th May
w/c 18th May
Saturday, 23rd May “Sew Professional” (10.30am – 5.30pm)
Sunday, 24th May “Sew Professional” (10.30am – 5.30pm) FULL
w/c 25th May
w/c 1st June
Saturday, 6th June “Sew Professional” (10.30am – 5.30pm) FULL