Garment Construction


  • Adults (Part-time)


The course runs on Monday evenings, 6-9pm.

Do you dream about dress making or wish you could create your own clothes? Well perhaps a course in garment construction is for you.

Learners will develop an understanding of cutting, construction, how to use sewing machines and pressing of a variety of fabrics and will know the importance of making up a garment. Please bring a simple design of yours.

The course will cover:

  • Adaptation of patterns to create simple style
  • General construction methods
  • Fitting of garment
  • Finishing methods of pressing
  • Create a new garment
The class size is limited so you will have one to one time with your tutor.

The tutor is Lorraine Mitchell who also runs courses in Fashion Design. She runs workshops at the Victoria & Albert Museum and has many contacts in the tailoring world. Previous students have been offered the chance to visit Savile Row.

For further information please email

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Creative Arts, Fashion

Entry Requirements

Suitable for beginners, no previous experience is expected.