DRESS MAKING CLASSES
Learning new skills, for self-development or turning your new skill into your new business!
WHAT WILL I BE LEARNING ?
Oh, my be prepared for abundance of knowledge in the dressmaking and designing field with loads of creativity all growing your self-esteem and confidence into personal growth developing new skills and the variety of topics that compliment the flow of trends around fashion, from marketing, styling, image & the beauty industry
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THESE CLASSES?
Fashion Designing students
Who require the skill and knowledge to construct your designs into functional and fitting garments, understanding how to sew, and to show your team of seamstresses how to put together your patterns completing your style into a complete garment with good quality tailoring and sewing techniques and finishing off the garments, providing your clients with greater service of detail and customized fits. Further, more how to turn designing into a business finding true path in the fashion world that suits you best, to follow your purpose into your future of fashion.
Who want to learn more sewing techniques, pattern manipulation and creativity to improve on your professionalism in your business
To sew your own styles that suit your body shape and fashion personality in colours that add flair to your wardrobe and suits your skin tone and joining the creative workshops of handbags, lingerie, creative re-fashioning your wardrobe into interior decorating inspirations around the house.
Teaching you to become self-sustainable when they ready to retire from your services. Learning new or improving on your sewing skills from:
Basic alterations as simple as stitching on a button, shortening hemlines – which is a 6 week course.
More advanced sewing skills from basic levels of sewing making up clothes from patterns, adjusting your commercial patterns into different styles, adjusting your patterns and styles to fit your clients with perfection, adding an extra touch of designer creation and knowledge of which styles with the correct lengths and fits suit their body shape & personality complimenting their lifestyle the best.
Inspiring and motivating your creative flair in fashion and interior décor, from making bling and designer tote handbags, to revamping and refashioning your clothing old denim jeans and jackets into new arty-boho creations, learn how to make matching jewellery sets, plus table décor layouts to impress mom, family and guests, and stenciling your designs with fabric paint onto your clothing.
Offering a career opportunity to those who desire to become a professional seamstress, dressmaker or designer, learn how to turn your talents into a business.
These courses are to develop entrepreneurial preparations for students to start their own business, providing the hands-on skills, knowledge and new business start-up to become self-sustainable and financially independent
WHAT ARE THE MONTHLY COSTS?
R950 per month
WHAT ARE THE MONTHLY COSTS?
R1250 per month
1 DAY WORKSHOP
How to DOUBLE YOUR BUSINESS
IN FASHION or any other industry, the principle formula stays the same
It’s about asking the right questions to get you started, on your journey of doubling your income, each day excitedly jumping out of bed, wanting to act without hesitation and excuses, taking what you have right now, whether it is a service or product and how to turn it around to generate more cash flow into your business.
It’s about shaking awake your self-worthiness, because YES you are worthy of huge amounts of income and loads of luck and success, starting by knowing which steps of action to put into place right now,
boosting your self-confidence in taking what you have right now and how to double your income! why, because you have what it takes.
‘RIGHT, NOW IS YOUR TIME! To become more channeled and focused with crystal clear clarity, gaining momentum because you know which Direction to go, knowing what you want, who your market is and what you have to offer, and how to take kick ass action, taking what you have RIGHT NOW, double your cash flow, yes and working wisely not harder. Put away all those long to do lists and put aside all those motivational books, and think get rich books and take precise, focused action.
Invest in yourself, you know that is the best investment ever.
HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?
6- 12 Months
This is up to you!
Depending on how much you want to learn and grow
Or you just love spending time on your weekly self-development and creative juices that feed your soul for the love of sewing and designing.
WHEN ARE CLASSES AVAILABLE?
Wednesday mornings Are currently full
Wednesday afternoon 14h00 until 16h30
Wednesday evening 18h00 until 20h00
Thursday evening advanced classes
Saturday morning 09h00 until 11h30
Saturday afternoon 13h00 until 15h30 – advanced levels & workshops
Tea & coffee is served
Stitching Studio Planner
Styling You with Confidence
Fashion discussion – latest fashion trends
Fashion knowledge – social media, bloggers etc
IMAGE & STYLING
Identify your body & style lines best suited for your shape
Body shape analysis
What styles would suit you/ or your client/s body shape
Do’s & Don’t’s
Sewing planner (knowing which styles & colours you should design & sew)
Create a fashion visionboard
Goal setting & future vision – what do you want from this course
Sewing planner – planning ahead
Identify your fashion personality & style
Fashion style vision boards –know your style / or for a client
Powerful tool knowing how to mix colours
Designing with colour
Dressing & styling with colour
READING A PATTERN
Understand what your commercial pattern is offering you
CORRECT BODY MEASUREMENT
The most important lesson of all
Knowing how to take correct body measurements
Using correct measurements to cut out your patterns
Correct fit in your sewing and designing for yourself /clients
Sketches for your sewing & design planner
CREATIVE DESIGNER TOUCH
How to style like a designer
Designer styling secrets
Adding flair and creative touch to your designs
Fabric & texture knowledge – collecting samples of fabrics for portfolio
Professional sewing construction
How to use interfacing in tailoring
Adjusting patterns for custom fit
Dart manipulation for custom fit
Combing patterns creating a new style
ALTERATIONS & RE-FASHION YOUR WARDROBE
Loads of fun
Bring in your garments from home that just do not fit correctly
Magic touch of alterations with a nip & tucks into well fitted garments
Learn how to alter, shorten hems, take in or take out seams in your clothes
Cut up garments you no longer wear into new creations
BASIC 101 SEWING
Lessons are set up for those who have never sewn before
Lessons are also set up for those who have had sewing experience & want to gain more professional knowledge
Lessons are set up for turning this into a business
Sewing machine & over locker
How to adjust your darts for a custom fit
How to size & shape your pattern for a custom fit
How to adjust the style lines of your pattern for a custom style fit
How to grade your patterns
How to cut on the bias of the fabric
How to turn one pattern into multiple styles & variations
How to draft basic handbag patterns
How to draft pattern from clothing
Technical pattern drafting
Advanced levels – separate workshop
Draping fabric on mannequin
Draft pattern from drape
Basic photographing secrets
Taking professional looking photographs of your garments & designs
Basic editing & tweaking of photos
Making video on your phone of your styles
FASHION SHOW EXPERIENCE
Be part of Tania Sutherland fashion show events
Learn how to prepare your range for a fashion show
How to plan the event
How to sequence the styles for the runway
Being back stage
CHARITY EVENTS INVOLVEMENT
Making designer styles, gowns, bolero jackets and handbags for charity driven events
Attending charity events