Couture Sewing Techniques
Course Code: VE1EC39
Short Course – Couture Sewing Techniques
Dates and Times // Wednesday 11 March-6 May (no classes 08/04 15/04) // 6.30-8.30pm // Fashion Studios // Basement // Palatine Building
This advanced course focuses on a range of quality sewing skills as used in the fashion industry to produce a ‘Chanel’ style jacket. This couture sewing course focuses on the specialist stitching skills needed for constructing high quality garments. You will learn the systematic stages of manufacture of a couture garment using appropriate materials, and produce a bespoke, made-to-measure garment. To get the most out of the course, you will need intermediate sewing skills and there is an expectation that you will be able to do some of the work in your own time.
No prior qualifications are necessary for this short course, however to get the most out of it you should have intermediate level sewing skills.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Each of the sessions will begin with a tutor demonstration of specialist techniques and you will progress through a series of practical tasks. An indicative schedule for the course is as below.
Week 1 - 13/03 – Creating the Pattern and Toile; Choosing Fabric and Trims; Hand Stitch Skills
Week 2 - 20/03 – Preparing the Fabric, Interfacings and Trims
Week 3 - 27/03 - Silk Lined Patch Pocket
Week 4 - 03/04 – Two-Piece Sleeve Block
Week 5 - 24/04 – Inserting the Sleeve
Weeks 6 - 01/05 – Lining and Trims
Week 7 - 08/05 – Tailored Hems and Finishings
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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