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With this course you will get

    video lessons with visual demonstrations

    mini quizzes to affirm what you have learnt

    templates for quicker sample making 

    evaluation sheets to reflect on your progress

    a discussion board for each module to use for questions and chatting to other students

    a fun non qualification certificate upon completion

    I recommend 1-2 weeks per module to give time for practice

    a live Q&A virtual session every week – this would be a good chance to catch up on progress, address questions and have a nice fun chat over a glass of G&T

    newfound confidence in your sewing and design skills

• RESULTS!

Q&A Sessions

This course comes with Q&A sessions for each module - a chance to get together, have a chat and ask any questions you may have. This may be especially helpful if you have experienced difficulties with anything during sampling or if you have any questions about anything within the curriculum.
You can send your questions and arrange 1-2-1 Q&A sessions until 27 January 2021 by sending an email to info@evadragoeva.com 

What students say?

“The course exceeded my expectations! I didn't expect to learn as much I did, and so easily! I feel inspired to design, and to continue learning! ”

Jem

“Eva is very passionate about designing which is evident as the course is confidently delivered in a knowledgeable yet relaxed way. The course provides you with the confidence to sew and Eva puts you, as a student, at ease, as she always provides feedback with encouragement. Will definitely recommend to any of my friends, and their siblings (younger generation would very much be interested in this – if not, they should be!) Thanks Eva - great course from a great instructor and designer !!! ”

Julie

“Following Eva’s introduction course to Sustainable Fashion was a great experience. It allowed me to deepen my sewing skills while having fun creating as well as meeting lovely people! ”

Bea

Course modules

1 - 2 modules per week recommended

  • 1

    Module 1 - Sewing fundamentals

    • 1 Course introduction

    • 2 What is a sewing box

    • 3 Sewing box essentials

    • 4 Other sewing box tools

    • 5 Pattern cutting tools

    • Sewing box essentials quiz

    • 6 Fabric chat

    • 7 Woven and stretchy materials

    • 8 Interfacing and interfacing variations

    • Fabric quiz

    • 9 What is a grain line and how to create it

    • MODULE 1 pattern template

    • 10 How to position a pattern on fabric

    • 11 How to cut patterns on the bias

    • Pattern cutting quiz

    • 12 What have we learnt so far, homework and what's to come in Module 2

    • MODULE 1 - Fabric chart

    • MODULE 1 - Terminology sheet

    • MODULE 1 - Bonus tip

  • 2

    Module 2 - Seams

    • 1 Introduction

    • 2 What is a seam

    • 3 What is a seam allowance and how to add it to a pattern

    • 4 How to position our fabric before sewing seams

    • MODULE 2 - Shift dress template for seams

    • 5 Lets stitch a seam

    • 6 Plain seam - next steps

    • 7 Overlocked seam variations

    • 8 Pinked seams

    • 9 Folded and stitched seam

    • 10 Topstitched seams

    • Basic seams quiz

    • 11 Flat felled seam

    • 12 French seam

    • 13 Bias bound seam

    • Fancy seams quiz

    • 14 What is a hem

    • MODULE 2 hem template

    • 15 What is a hem allowance

    • 16 Overlocked hem

    • 17 Turned and stitched hem

    • 18 Taped hem

    • Hem quiz

    • 19 Final thoughts

    • MODULE 2 - Seams evaluations sheet

    • MODULE 2 - HEMS evaluation sheet

    • MODULE 2 - Bonus tip

  • 3

    Module 3 - Panels

    • 1 Introduction

    • 2 What is a panel

    • MODULE 3 - Template for panels

    • 3 Create simple panels

    • 4 Diagonal design lines and panels

    • 5 Multiple design lines

    • 6 Notches explained

    • 7 Mix it up

    • Panels quiz

    • 8 How to create curved panels

    • 9 Pinning curved panels together

    • 10 Stitching curved panels

    • Curves and curved panels quiz

    • 11 Final thoughts and homework

    • MODULE 3 - Evaluation sheet

    • MODULE 3 - Bonus tip

  • 4

    Module 4 - Facings

    • 1 Introduction

    • 2 What are we going to be working on in this module

    • 3 Templates explained

    • MODULE 4 - Template for facings

    • 4 How to create a Facing pattern

    • 5 How to create an alternative armhole facing

    • 6 How to create a neckline facing

    • Pattern cutting quiz

    • 7 Cutting sample pieces in fabric - what will you need

    • 8 Applying interfacing to facing pieces

    • 9 Stitching the shoulders

    • 10 Armhole facings application

    • 11 Neck facing application

    • Facings application quiz

    • MODULE 4 - Facings evaluation sheet

    • MODULE 4 - Bonus tip

  • 5

    Module 5 - Darts : skirts and trousers

    • 1 Introduction

    • 2 What is a dart

    • 3 How to create darts for a good fit

    • MODULE 5 - Skirt template

    • 4 Moving darts along the waistline

    • 5 Multiplying darts

    • 6 Waist shaping on the side

    • Waist darts quiz

    • 7 Working with darts and panels

    • 8 Working with horizontal panels

    • 9 Working with a-symmetrical designs

    • Panels and darts quiz

    • 10 How to stitch a plain dart

    • Stitching plain darts quiz

    • 11 Final thoughts and homework

    • MODULE 5 - Evaluation sheet

    • MODULE 5 - Bonus tip

  • 6

    Module 6 : Dress and Bodice darts

    • 1 Introduction

    • 2 Dart variations on bodices

    • MODULE 6 - Bodice front

    • MODULE 6 - Bodice back

    • 3 Creating larger bust darts on the bodice

    • 4 Working with multiple bust darts

    • Bust darts quiz

    • 5 Shaping the waist

    • 6 Variations with waist darts

    • Waist darts quiz

    • 7 How to move darts around the bodice

    • 8 Moving the waist dart to the bust dart

    • 9 Moving the bust dart all around the bodice

    • Moving darts quiz

    • 10 How to draft a dress dart

    • 11 How to sew a dress dart

    • Dress darts quiz

    • 12 Final thoughts and suggestions

    • MODULE 6 - Evaluation sheet

    • MODULE 6 - Bonus tip

FAQs

  • How much time should I spend on each module?

    Ultimately it is up to you how long you spend on each module but on average 1 - 2 weeks per module are recommended. You may find some modules easier and quicker to complete than others, which may take you a little longer. This would depend on the things you enjoy most about sewing and fashion design and on your previous experience.

  • How much fabric would I need for sample making?

    The amount of fabric you would need would depend on the amount of samples you are planning to make for each module. Around 2 metres of fabric (or different fabrics to create more colourful and fun samples) would be sufficient but you can use more to make more samples if you prefer.

  • Are Q&A live sessions compulsory?

    The Q&A live sessions are not compulsory. However, students have found them very useful. They are a place to meet other students in small groups, compare your learning experiences and also ask questions about things that you have found a little difficult. The sessions are for your benefit and will keep you motivated as you go, so while they are not compulsory - it is recommended that you are part of them as much as possible.

  • Do I get a certificate upon completion of this course?

    This is a fun non-qualification course for fashion hobbyists and craft lovers. Upon completion of the course you will be emailed a non-qualification certificate. This is not an official document but it is a token of your achievement.