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  • Typology


  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Duration

    9 Months

  • Start

    Different dates available


Our detailed Dressmaking course gives you the opportunity to learn the skills you need to dress the whole family in style using the latest fabrics and fashions while saving lots of money in the process.




Distance Learning


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Course programme


Learn how to make your own clothes with style.

Dressmaking offers you a wonderful opportunity to create your own wardrobe at a fraction of the cost of clothes purchased from a boutique or a department store. Remember, the price of clothes in a shop reflects not only the cost of material but also the cost of design, labour, marketing, advertising in addition to overheads and profit margins for the manufacturer, the wholesaler and the retailer.

Course Contents

Remember, You can complete this Dressmaking course within 6 to 9 months of enrolling. So take your first step by contacting us today !

Course Contents

Remember, You can complete this Dressmaking course within 6 to 9 months of enrolling. So take your first step by contacting us today !

Detailed Content

Unit 1: Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Taking Measurements
  • Laying Out of Pattern
  • Pattern Symbols
  • Cutting Out
  • To Set the Needle in Machines
  • Threading the Machine

Unit 2: Creating your first garment

  • Marking
  • Skirt Back
  • Assembling Your Skirt
  • Fitting
  • Machine Stitching
  • Nap
  • Suggested Fabrics and Sewing Notions

Unit 3: Your skirt takes shape

  • Seam Finishes
  • Various Methods
  • Making a Flap
  • Trimming Seams

Unit 4: Inserting the zipper

  • Insertion of Zipper
  • Main Points to Watch for Good Results
  • Types of Zipper for Various Garments
  • Learn from Practice Zipper

Unit 5: Lining your skirt

  • Cutting Out of Lining
  • Pressing
  • Finishing Seams
  • Turning Up Hem on Lining
  • Machining
  • Attaching Lining to Pleat
  • Attaching Lining to Skirt

Unit 6: Finishing touches

  • Use of Interfacing
  • Types Available and General Rules
  • Making of Band
  • Making of Belt Carriers
  • Putting On Band and Tapes
  • Attaching Hooks and Eyes
  • Finishing of Hem
  • Various Methods and Points to Watch
  • Finishing of Slit and Attaching to Lining

Unit 7: Making your own blouse

  • Laying Out Pattern for Shirt Blouse
  • Cutting Out, Tailor Tacking and Tacking
  • Fitting On
  • Working of Shoulder Seams Using French Seam
  • Points on Use of French Seams

Unit 8: Stitching for shape

  • Stay Stitching
  • Edge Stitching of Facing
  • Applying Facing
  • Making and Applying Pocket

Unit 9: The collar and sleeves

  • Application of collar
  • Working gathering stitch to ease in sleeves
  • Setting in Sleeves
  • How to Work a Buttonhole

Unit 10: Finishing your blouse

  • Sleeve Opening On Blouse
  • Applying Cuff to Blouse
  • Working on Hem
  • Edge Stitching on Blouse
  • Sewing on Buttons
  • Pressing
How distance learning worksYour Own Dressmaking tutor

As a Kilroy's College student, you will be assigned a personal tutor, who works with you throughout your course, providing expert guidance and tuition. With your experienced and qualified Dressmaking specialist as your tutor, you will be in "a class of one" but you will never be on your own.

Continuous Assessment

An assignment is completed at the end of each study unit and sent to your tutor at the college. Helpful comments accompany each corrected assignment as they are promptly returned to you with your next study unit. You will receive regular feedback and encouragement from your tutor throughout your course, which helps to ensure the successful completion of your studies.

Private and Confidential

Any correspondence with the college and all your course work will be treated as strictly private and confidential.

Your Course Textbook

An excellent textbook, carefully chosen by our course writers to complement this study programme, will be sent to you with your first study units, which is yours to keep for future reference.

College Diploma

A Kilroy's College Diploma is awarded to students based on their work throughout their course. You will receive your Kilroy's College Diploma in Dressmaking on the successful completion of all your assignments.

About the Future

Many of our students currently employed have received a promotion or an increase in salary, as a direct result of completing a Kilroy's College course. Many students tell us that our courses have given them the confidence to go on to further study, to begin work or to change careers. So if you don't have time for evening classes or you would prefer to study at home at your own pace, this Dressmaking course could be perfect for you.

Distance Learning Advantages
  • You don't need to take time off from work or other personal commitments as this Dressmaking course allows you the flexibility and confidentiality of studying at home.
  • You can start studying at any time as the college is open all year round.
  • Because you study from home it offers you valuable savings in time and transportation.
  • There is no pressure on time, no age limits and no previous experience is required.
  • You will be in "a class of one" with your own tutor, an experienced and qualified specialist in Dressmaking, and your tuition is private and confidential.
  • You will receive everything you need to get started in your student study pack.
  • You will be awarded the Kilroy's College Diploma in Dressmaking in recognition of your educational achievement, on the successful completion of your course.

Delivery Method:
1. Correspondence

Private Tutor: Yes

Duration: 6 to 9 months

Additional information

Payment options: Regular price: £485 Easy Instalment Plan: 6 monthly payments - £90, total fee - £540 Your complete dressmaking kit is included with the course: Pattern, Skirt material, Practice fabric, Lining, Hooks, Vilene, Thread, Zips, Tailor's chalk etc.


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