Dressmaking beginners
Adult Education

Dressmaking Summer School

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    Art and Design

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Dressmaking for Beginners

The Dressmaking for Beginners Summer School course will cover the core skills necessary for garment construction.

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About the course

Throughout the Dressmaking Summer School, you will get to know your sewing machine and gain confidence to be able to choose a pattern to follow and make your own items.

Over the 5-day Summer School, you will learn a variety of different skills and techniques, including:

  • An Introduction to the sewing machine
  • Understanding dressmaking terminology
  • How to work from a commercial sewing pattern
  • How to take correct measurements
  • A plethora of garment construction techniques

Depending on a student's pace, one or more basic garments may be produced throughout this 8-week course.

More information about Adult Education courses

To book a course, you will need to register online by clicking on the day you would like to attend. Please see the course information below the heading ‘Enrol now for the available days’.

If no days are available

If there are no places available, you can register your interest and we will notify you once the course is live in a future term.


Payment is made in full at the time of booking.

If you are booking a Level 3 or 4 Counselling course, you will be able to pay for this using a Direct Debit, which you will set up before the course starts in September. Please check the relevant course pages for details.

Booking on behalf of someone else

Please register using the student’s correct details including medical conditions, learning support needs and disabilities.