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Sewing: Making Dresses

SEW 5900

Sewing dresses is an important part of the pattern making and garment production industries. Dresses have been a staple of women’s dressing for centuries and sometimes require specific advanced sewing methods and techniques. The Sewing Durham College Certificate students now have the opportunity to build on the sewing, pattern making and fabrication knowledge and skills they have acquired in Sewing 1 and 2 to create a custom fit lined dress based on Princess Line styling. In the first half of the course you will develop the knowledge and techniques required to custom fit standard size block patterns and create customized style lines to suit your taste and style. The second half of this course will focus on sewing construction where you will layout, cut, and sew a fully lined Princess Line dress using woven fabric/s of your choice. This course will enhance and compete your understanding of pattern making and sewing techniques for customizing fit and learning more refined sewing and finishing techniques.


Please make sure to wear tight fitting clothing so measurements can be taken. Please bring your 18" C-Thru plastic ruler, a sharp pencil, white eraser, tape measure, paper scissors and lined paper to the first class. If you have any other rulers or measuring tools please bring them. Sewing machines will not be needed.
Tuition includes a $10 non-tax deductible supply fee.


  • Fall - None required
  • Spring/Summer - None required


  • SEW 2900 Basic Shirt Tailoring

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CRN Day Date Time Hours Location Instructor Fee Availability
11467Tue21-APR-20 to 07-JUL-2006:10 pm - 09:10 pm36Whitby WHITBY Melissa Gaskin$237.16
10021Tue29-SEP-20 to 15-DEC-2006:10 pm - 09:10 pm36Whitby WHITBY 1-6Melissa Gaskin$237.16
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