Sewing 2: Lingerie and Swimwear

Duration

18 hours

Mode

Face-to-face

Location

Brunswick Campus

Cost

$560

Next Intake

To be determined

Overview

Explore different fabrics trims and learn techniques for stretch and delicate fabrics with the guidence of our industry designer and maker. Be introduced to the specialist machines that are used in professional production as well as learning how these methods can be replicated at home on a domestic machine. You will make at least one piece of lingerie or swimwear, working from a choice of commercial patterns in our industry-level sewing studio.

Course content

  • Discussion of design principles required for lingerie and swimwear
  • Analysis of lingerie and swimwear pieces, understanding the accessories and trims required
  • Introduction to specialist sewing techniques, both in a commercial setting and for home sewing
  • Lace and elastic application methods

Timetable

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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Prerequisites

Basic sewing knowledge and working with commercial patterns and industrial machine experience is essential (ie. Sewing 1).

Materials supplied

Students will work in our professional sewing studio and have access to all necessary equipment. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

You will receive a list of materials, including a basic sewing kit, upon course confirmation. Fabric advice will be given in the first session, to be purchased in time for session 2.

Suited to

This course is suited to people who want to learn specialist skills for making their own beautiful lingerie or swimwear - what a luxury! This course is for accomplished self taught sewing enthusiast used to making clothes from commercial patterns. Self taught sewing enthusiast used to making clothes from commercial patterns using industrial sewing machines will also benefit from this course.

Otherwise, we recommend taking the Sewing 1 or Sewing Intensive class. A 10% discount is available for all students who have completed Sewing 1 level at RMIT.  Contact the Single and Short courses team to arrange your discount.

Additional notes

For health safety reasons, students need to wear closed toe shoes, no thongs or sandals and long hair is to be tied back and no long necklaces or scarves worn during class. If you are travelling from out of state it is highly recommended that you wait for your course confirmation letter before booking any flights.

Outcome

By the end of the course students will have have completed at one piece of lingerie (soft cup bra / briefs) or swimwear (bikini, one piece or tankini). Depending on the complexity of the designs chosen students may complete a second piece.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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