Learning new skills, for self-development or turning your new skill into your new business!

DESIGNING & 

DRESS MAKING CLASSES

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?

Beginners

Welcome even if never sewn before & teens, step into the fashion world of making clothes, and boost your self-confidence by learning new skills through sewing. Ladies, gents & teens from age of 10.

Intermediate

Start to adjust patterns to fit you correctly, adapt patterns for your body imperfections & proportions.

Advanced Level

Takes you into design, style your own mini wardrobe from day wear into evening wear. Great for post graduate fashion students and fashion/sewing entrepreneurs.

 

WHEN ARE CLASSES AVAILABLE?

Wednesday Morning’s Are currently full

Wednesday Afternoon 14h00 until 16h30

Wednesday Evening 18h00 until 20h00

Thursday Morning 09h30 until 12h00

Saturday Morning 09h00 until 11h30

Saturday Mid-Afternoon 11h30 until 14h00

Saturday Afternoon 14h00 until 16h30


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.

 

How to DOUBLE YOUR BUSINESS

1 DAY WORKSHOP

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.


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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)

 

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READING A PATTERN

Understand what your commercial pattern is offering you

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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

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COLOUR

Powerful tool knowing how to mix colours

Designing with colour

Dressing & styling with colour

Colour wheel

 

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READING A PATTERN

Understand what your commercial pattern is offering you

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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

 

 

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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

 

 

 

Location

120 Vuurlelie Street Roodekrans

Contact

+27825660602
info@taniasutherland.co.za

Hours

M – F : 8am–5pm

Sat : 9am–15h30pm

Sun : Closed

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