Swimwear Construction

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Swimwear design and production remains a niche market in South Africa, yet it is very lucrative if you can tap into the market. This class is the perfect opportunity to learn how to source fabrics, and draft patterns for women's swimwear in all sizes and especially to add the details that differentiate your designs from the rest.  You will learn how to produce an end product that's viable and market-related. 

Learn how to:
- Create womenswear swimwear patterns according to a specific size
- Produce one swimsuit with professional finishes according to your size

Thursday :
- Swimwear Basic Blocks
- Pattern according to a specific measurement
- Finding Textiles & finishes for your Design

- Finalizing the Pattern 
- Cutting
- Basic swimsuit Construction

- Hidden Support
- Sewing with specialist threads & elastics
- Professional finishing techniques
- Closures and embellishments

What you will get:
- Walk away with a swimsuit you made 
- Basic blocks and tips on how to achieve the perfect swimsuit fit
- Industry Contacts on Swimwear CMT production for both Women's & Menswear swimsuits.

What's Included:
- Cardboard & Paper
- Sampling Fabric

What to bring:
- Please bring your own Stationery & Rulers.
- Your own overlocker and straight stitch Machine: Please contact Carina for details on the machinery available in our studio and what to bring along.
- You will buy your own swimsuit fabric and finishes

About your lecturer:
Carina Louw is one half of the www.erre-fashion.com team and obsessed with exploring niche markets such as Swimwear & Lingerie in South Africa. Over the years with fellow designer Natasha Jaume, Carina learned how to incorporate draping details into swimwear and how the foundation of inner support in swimwear & lingerie can be translated into evening wear.

Carina Louw also lectured in fashion for 10 years including the SA Fashion Week initiative 21 Steps to Retail with Edcon.

When, Where & Costs:

Thursday 12 Sept from 16:00- 18:00

Friday 13 Sept from 16:00- 18:00

Saturday 14 Sept from 9:00-15:00

R3800 per person

Presented by Carina Louw from ERREat Milner Fashion House

161 Milner Street, Waterkloof Pretoria


We strive to ensure a successful event experience for all attendees. If ticket sales do not meet our minimum threshold by 24 August 2024, we reserve the right to reschedule the event to a new date.

Your understanding and flexibility are appreciated as we work to deliver a memorable event. We will notify all registered attendees promptly if a date change becomes necessary.

Your current tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date. If you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, please contact us [info@milner-fashionhouse.com] for assistance with refund options.