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Lessons offered by Ciara
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Fashion Design
  • Sewing
  • Sewing machinery
  • Fabric Printing
  • Patchwork
Levels
  • All Levels

BA Bespoke Tailor, London Helping fashion students make their designs a reality!

Methodology

My teaching method will be based around how you like to work. I will assist you in what you want to learn. I will predominately base my lessons around teaching sewing by hand and machine. I will help you to build up confidence to be able to draw a design be able to make a pattern out of it and then turn that into a garment! Don't be shy these designs don't have to be wearable! anything goes.

I have been pattern drafting, cutting and sewing since I was 14. I was self taught but I have studied fashion from GCSE to now and only improved on and learnt new tricks to the trade.

I understand as fashion students we all have different skills and requirements so I can help a small group of you doing various different things. You tell me what you need help with and I will assist you to feel confident enough to do it yourself!

Lessons I can help with -
1) pattern making, cutting and toile-ing.
2) Bespoke tailoring techniques and methods.
3) grading patterns.
4) Hand sewing techniques.
5) machinery - basic machine, tailors machine, overlocker, button hole machine.
6) how to press your garments.
7) page and portfolio layout.

For any sewing lesson I would advise you to have a tailors thimble but it is not required.

Background

I am a BA Bespoke tailor looking to work with fashion design students who need a little extra help with the sewing, pattern cutting or pattern making side of things as I know its not always taught as throughly as you may need to make your designs! I have worked for two bespoke tailors in Liverpool, and studied fashion design BTEC instead of completing A Levels. I also can help you to use Photoshop and illustrator to some extent. I am still a student at UAL - so I have easy access to any site!

Rates

Transportation Fee : £3
Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £70
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £135

Details

Travel costs may change depending on what zone I'm travelling too. If we are meeting in a mutual location such as university campuses it will remain at £3.00.

*I have access to all UAL Campuses*

I will send you an equipment list before the class. If you don't have something its not a problem let me know. there are various techniques I can show you that uses different equipment so please don't buy anything unless you know you prefer that method.

- any machine sewing jobs please provide a machine as mine is too large to travel with. -

Lessons offered by Ciara
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Fashion Design
  • Sewing
  • Sewing machinery
  • Fabric Printing
  • Patchwork
Levels
  • All Levels

Ciara's CV

I gained my GCSE’s at St Edwards College and continued my education at The City of Liverpool College. I am now furthering my education at London College of Fashion. (BA Hons Bespoke Tailoring)
9 GCSEs

Mathematics (A); English Literature (A*); English Language (B); Science (B); Additional Science (B) Business Studies (Distinction Level 1) Textiles (A*) Short Course PE (B) RE (C)

1 BTEC L3 90 Credit Diploma Health and Social Care (Pass Merit)

1 BTEC. L3 90 Credit Extended Diploma Fashion and Textiles - (Merit Distinction Distinction)

January 2016 – July 2016 Tailoring Assistant, H.Coleman Tailors Liverpool
• I observed as the tailors made suits.
• I did alteration jobs such as lengthening or shortening, trouser hems or cuff lengths. Tapering trousers.
• I did finishing’s on a jacket such as prick stitching or ladder stitching.
• I helped with pressing and removing all basting threads getting it ready for the customer to collect.
• I assisted on measuring customers.
Understanding important processes in the process of bespoke tailoring and learning how it has become more contemporary

April 2019 – August 2019 Fashion and Tailoring Internship Nylander Couture
• Researching ways to source fabrics and contacting them
• Using Illustrator to create technical packs.
• Researching sustainable and durable fabrics
• Researching and understanding how to make clothes more durable.
• Understanding and learning how the business ran. Pr1
• Learning about the CEO and what his motivations were for starting a business.
• Emailing various companies asking for sample packs and If we requested a bulk of them.

please note - although I have never taught officially before as you know we like to teach and help each other out on our courses. I have also helped out in first year classes on how to do certain techniques.

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