Intermediate Sewing Course – Term One 2022 – 6 weeks (15hrs) Tuesday evenings from 15th February



Learn custom fitting and more advanced sewing techniques!

Over six classes you will finesse your garment-making skills by sewing a beautifully fitted and finished item of clothing. Our Term One project is a summer dress with a lined, fitted bodice. (In subsequent terms we will tackle semi-tailored pants and shirts). For each set project, we will offer 2 – 3 sewing pattern suggestions and are open to discussing other pattern options as long as they meet the nominated criteria.

As well as practicing more advanced sewing techniques, you will learn how to adjust patterns and garments-in-progress to achieve a good fit. Please note: Some sewing between classes will be required to keep up. 

Skill level: This course is for students who have completed our Beyond Basics course or have sewing skills similar to those covered at this level. You will be able to confidently use a sewing machine to sew garments following ‘advanced beginner’ sewing patterns. (such as casual shirts, skirts with zip closures, relaxed-fit tops or dresses, t-shirts or pull-on pants). Open to adults of any age and gender! Please feel free to contact us if you are unsure if this level is right for you.

Where:  The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling, Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray.

When:  Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 9pm from FEBRUARY 15TH (15 hours over 6 weeks)
Dates: February 15th, 22nd March 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd

Your teacher: Zoe Gymer-Waldron is a NIDA-trained costumier who has made a multitude of costumes and dance outfits for theatre, film, burlesque, cabaret and performance. She is also an expert dress and pattern maker and regular Gaye Abandon teacher. Zoe also teaches our popular Overlocker BasicsPattern Making: Recreate a Wardrobe Favourite and Custom Fit Your Pattern workshops along with other specialised intensives and courses. 

We will provide: Sewing machines and all other equipment if required. A comfortable, spacious studio to work in. Lots of resources and very expert sewing tuition!

Bring along: Your own sewing machine and kit if you prefer. You will be required to purchase fabric and a pattern for each project, along with matching threads and other notions required to finish your garments.

Getting here:  We are located in the Hyde Business Park, 131 Hyde St, Footscray, close to Yarraville Gardens.
Public Transport: We are 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St.The 409 bus runs up Hyde St between Yarraville and Highpoint Shopping Centre (via Footscray) There are stops very close to us. There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex in Cowper St. See our Contact Page for a map.

Policies and Payment Options: Due to our small class numbers we have strict Refund and Cancellation Policies Be sure to familiarise yourself with them before booking to avoid disappointment.  By booking  this course you are agreeing to these policies.

You can choose to make payment via Paypal using a credit card, or by Direct Deposit. You will find our bank details in your booking confirmation email. If you don’t receive an email upon booking please check your Junk folder.

NB. If you are booking more than 6 weeks in advance, payment can be made in two instalments via direct deposit with the balance due two weeks before the commencement of classes. If you would like to take this option, please choose Direct Deposit at checkout and  make payment of half the course fee ($270) when you book (enter order number and DEP in the description field)

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information