Suitable for both beginners and more experienced dressmakers, this course initially guides you through a range of practical skills, including measurement taking, pattern selection and fabric choice. You will then learn to apply decorative features, fasteners and embroidery, and progress to using other more advanced skills.
After designing and creating specific items of clothing as part of the course, you will begin to construct your own custom-made garments under the guidance of a highly experienced tutor. Successful completion of the course will equip you to tailor-make clothes for adults and children with confidence.
The course fees include these materials: (Valued at over $75)
- McCall's dress pattern
- Pencil -H and -B
- Metric ruler 40cm
- Set square 45 and 60 degree
- Compass 559/54B
- Eraser ink/pencil
- A4 5mm graph paper pad
- Tape measure
- A3 drawing pad
- A1 pattern-cutting paper
- Lantor fabric (3 m)
- Tailor's chalk
- Fabric swatch-mounting sheets
- Carbon tracing paper
- Seam ripper.
Students are required to enroll via Cengage Education's website and pay for their course via Cengage Education's secured payment system.
Open Colleges is a dual sector Higher Education Institution and a Registered Training Organisation offering certificates, diplomas, and short courses via correspondence learning. As a Nationally recognised provider, the courses offered by Open Colleges are mainly nationally recognised and accredited. Many of Open Colleges courses are Austudy and/or Abstudy approved.
Open Colleges' courses allow you to undertake a self-paced educational journey with its fully online/correspondence education services.
Open Colleges has an affiliation with employment services company Adecco Australia. Students wishing to seek full and/or part time employment in their chosen field, can contact Adecco Australia on completion of their qualification.