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    Professional Garment Sewing: Sewing Basics, Skirts and Dresses

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    Fashion antidote - a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.

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    £550Per person

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    About this class

    Chances are you wear clothes every day, so learning the craft of making your own is the perfect blend of creative and practical. If this is something you've been wanting to pursue for a while but haven't known where or how to start, then look no further than this professional garment sewing course held over multiple sessions at the Fashion Antidote in East London, ideal for blossoming beginners.

    In this class

    The course will firstly cover sewing machine basics (machine operation, correct needles and thread, basic stitches and seams, curves and corners, facing, zippers, buttons and frills). You learn how to make a skirt (laying patterns, using an overlocker, pockets, waistband, hems and finishing), and then a dress (fabric selection, princess line seams, tucks and gathers, invisible hems). By the end of the course, you'll know all the essentials for your future garment-making career.

    Now you can

    • operate a sewing machine like a pro
    • create your own skirts and dresses with zips, buttons and pretty adornments
    • kick-start your path to those high fashion runways

    Keep / Bring

    Most materials are provided, but you will need to bring fabric, lining and a zip for the dress. Instructions will be sent via email once you book.

    Fun fact

    "The whole nine yards" is actually a sewing phrase. It comes from the ideal amount of fabric that was needed to make a high-end men's fashion coat back in the day.

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    Fashion antidote - a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.

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    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.

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    Just off Brick Lane with its vibrant mix of restaurants, galleries, vintage stores, fabric shops and minutes away from Spitalfield’s market.


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