DESIGNING & 

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.

Dressmakers

 Who want to learn more sewing techniques, pattern manipulation and creativity to improve on your professionalism in your business

Creative sewing

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.

Domestic staff

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.

Or

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.

Teenagers

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.

Career Oppurtunity

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?

ADVANCED COURSE

R1250 per month

1 DAY WORKSHOP

How to DOUBLE YOUR BUSINESS

FOR ENTREPRENEURS

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

ZAR115

Styling You with Confidence

ZAR85

FOLLOW 

FASHION 

TRENDS

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

COLOUR

Powerful tool knowing how to mix colours 

Designing with colour

Dressing & styling with colour

Colour wheel

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

FASHION ILLUSTRATION

Croque basics

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 KNOWLEDGE 

101

Fabric & texture knowledge – collecting samples of fabrics for portfolio

 

TAILORING

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

MACHINES 101

Sewing machine & over locker

MANIPULATING PATTERNs

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

PATTERN MAKING

Technical pattern drafting

Advanced levels – separate workshop

DRAPING

Draping fabric on mannequin

Draft pattern from drape

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

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

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