Students will be introduced to the fabrics & trims used in lingerie and intimate apparel and will learn techniques reqiured for stretch and delicate fabrics used in swimwear and lingerie production. 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. Making at least one piece of lingerie or swimwear, students will work from a choice of commercial patterns in our well equipped sewing studio under the guidance of our expert professional swimwear and lingerie designer and maker.
This course is suited to people who already have some sewing experience and want to learn specialist skills for making their own beautiful lingerie or swimwear - what a luxury! This is not a course for complete beginners. It would be useful to have completed our RMIT Sewing course (or similar) or be an accomplished self taught sewing enthusiast used to making clothes from commercial patterns.
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.
Basic sewing knowledge and working with commercial patterns is essential. Industrial machine experience is an advantage.
Students will work in our professional sewing studio and have access to all necessary equipment.
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.
Participants will be emailed an RMIT Statement of Participation upon completion.
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.Printable course flyer