Course Description

Course Description

This is a non-accredited 15 session course taught with one to one tutor time demonstration and group discussion. The learner will be encouraged to develop their own personal course file/ sketch book of information, tutor handouts, and learner notes.

Prosp Description
Learners will:
1. Observe appropriate health & safety requirements in the dressmaking studio as set out in the MAE ground rules /learner contract
2. Demonstrate the working of at least one paper pattern
3. Identify suitable fabric to fit the purpose
4. Identify personal fitting alterations and record
5. Assemble the garment in the correct order using a professional approach to garment construction
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the technical terms relating to the learners own project and complete at least one garment.
7. All learners will be expected to maintain both a sketch book of their ideas and inspirations and a portfolio of their work produced whilst on the course. This will be submitted to the tutor on the last session of the course.

Learners are encouraged to use the Medway Adult Education Moodle and to join a closed Facebook group. Many learners use digital cameras to record their work or, for inspirational images that they may later use as a reference. From time to time the tutor may give learners example websites linked to current theme or activity to extend the knowledge or learning undertaken in class.

Prosp Learn
You will need to bring on the first lesson:
Sharp dressmakers' scissors
• Pins
• Tape measure
• Threads x 2
• Sellotape
• Notebook and pen
• A bobbin or 2 (available to purchase from the centre )
• Marking chalk (purchased after discussion with the tutor)
• A sketch book - please do not purchase until your tutor has discussed your course with you on the first session
• Commercial pattern and fabric (all learners will purchase these items after discussion with the tutor).

Some of your guided learning hours will be used to set the group and individual learning targets for the course. You will then have time to revisit these targets with your tutor to assess your progress.

Please do not purchase pattern or fabric until after the first lesson. Your tutor will speak to you in class about what you need
Prosp Anything Else
The additional fabric called interfacing when needed will be ordered and purchased from the tutor.

Small amounts of calico for samples will need to be purchased from the tutor, at a cost of around £2-£3.
Prosp Additional Costs
Spaek to your tutor about other courses which could further your skills.

Medway Adult Education works with many partners locally such as UCA and the University of Kent; information about their courses can be found in our studios, café and on Moodle. Medway has an exciting and wide-range of events, exhibitions and activities to inspire and help you make further progress- please see the community notice boards in the Rochester centre and again on Moodle. Your tutor will be able to talk through with your individual progression options.
If you wish to explore your learning, work or career options, you can speak to a fully trained careers advisor on 0800 100 900.

If you need further advice please telephone 01634 338400.

Prosp After
In order to get the most out of your course you will need to attend as many sessions as possible. We recommend at least 90%. If you do have a holiday booked during term time please let the tutor know in advance so that we can help you catch up on missed sessions and ensure that you still achieve the course outcomes. If you are unavoidably ill or unable to attend please contact 01634 338400 so that we can let your tutor know, and so they can send you any work you may have missed Prosp Attendance
Health and Safety Disclaimer

By participating in the live class you accept that you understand that dressmaking involves potentially hazardous tools and equipment and that such activity carries the risk of injury. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your motor skills and physical ability.
It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from Medway Adult Education, you will not exceed your limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate level of task for your skills and abilities.
You understand that this is a sewing activity and you will need to be suitably dressed, you will need protect your work surface and be mindful of the correct Health & Safety processes when working with your machine. MAE is not responsible for damage to items in your house / home or person.
The creators, owners and distributors of this site and the material available MAE are not responsible for any injuries you may experience as a result of your use of this site and the material contained here on. By remaining on this site and/or accessing and / or using any material, you are accepting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow these basic instructions.
Prosp Health
2.00 hrs per session
10 session(s)