Project Description

Katy Inch came for a lesson about how to use an overlocker with a mind to a career change to bespoke dance wear. She then booked onto our Dressmaking for Beginners course and went on to make a prom dress – all in 7 months!

Katy decided her next step would be to enrol for the new Jane White Couture Tuition Programme (our City & Guilds equivalent course) starting in January last year.

Katy drafted a skirt block from her measurements, made and fitted a toile. She then made a fabulous skirt in denim learning how to cut out, stay stitch, tack, fit, use a sewing machine, stitch perfectly straight seams, press, insert a zip, add a waistband and turn up a hem!

A second project of a top introduced even more skills with facings, sleeves and buttonholes.

Katy went on to a second module of the JWCT Programme where she explored design. She

From Dressmaking for Beginners to prom dress in 7 months!

From Dressmaking for Beginners to prom dress in 7 months!

designed, sampled and made a skirt with perfect pattern matching, jeans style pockets, piping, decorative braid and lining.

In between all this Katy made the beautiful prom dress shown here for her niece adding boning to her repertoire of skills. Katy is also an expert at attaching diamant√©’s!

What a journey, I can’t wait for what comes next.

If you are inspired to start your own dressmaking journey we have a flexible range of courses. Have a look at Dressmaking for Beginners, our Sewing Bee Workshops, the Jane White Couture Tuition Programme or contact Jane about a Sew Personal course.