Three session class
Fashion Antidote, E1
This three day intensive dressmaking course, just off Brick Lane, is perfect for any ability level. Fashion Antidote will show you all the essential skills you'll need to start making your own beautiful clothes.
In this class
Over the three days, your expert guide will start by teaching you the basics, before showing you how to apply these skills in order to make your own simple skirt. Throughout the course they will be on hand to answer any questions you might have and to make sure you've got each skill nailed down before moving on.
To begin with, your instructor will show you how to use your sewing machine like a pro, including what all the different parts do and the best way to set up your machine. You will then learn the basic stitches, seams and how to finish off rough edges before moving on to some trickier techniques such as facings, darts and incorporating zips into your designs. Once you've mastered these, your instructor will show you some of the more advanced skills, which you will need in order to make clothes, such as gathers, frills, hems and machined buttonholes.
In order to make a skirt which fits, you need to know the measurements of the person who will wear it, but do not panic, your guide will show you the best ways to take body measurements, before you crack on with making your skirt using all your new skills!
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For this class you will need to bring a medium weight non stretch fabric for the skirt. If fabric is 115cm or 150cm wide, buy 1m 10. You will also need a 20cm concealed zip, otherwise known as an invisible zip. We'll provide the skirt pattern and all the tools you'll need. We'll be in touch when you book with more details!
The art of tailoring began as early as the 13th century, as people started to see clothing as a way to accentuate their figures, rather than concealing them. The word "tailor" first appeared in The Oxford English Dictionary in 1297.
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Fashion Antidote, Brick Lane
Unit F, 23 Heneage Street
Fashion Antidote is a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.
Fashion Antidote brings a fresh alternative to Fashion education. Its emphasis is on teaching top fashion and fashion related subjects, specialising in technical and creative skills as well courses and workshops on fashion business and how to set up your own company. Unlike many other schools, its classes are small and informal and offer lots of 1-to-1 support to help build up your confidence. All levels are catered for whether you are an absolute beginner or a fashion professional - they have courses for you.
Running on week days, evenings and weekends, courses are both affordable and flexible. Quality tuition comes from highly experienced tutors from academic or fashion industry backgrounds who work with leading fashion names, have their own labels and teach at much bigger well known colleges and universities in and around London.
Just off Brick Lane with its vibrant mix of restaurants, galleries, vintage stores, fabric shops and minutes away from Spitalfield’s market.
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.