Last month I started a work placement at a made to measure bridal and prom dress boutique. The shop also does alterations. I attend this work placement two days a week from 10-5.
On my first day I started off by shadowing the sewing technicians. I watched as the sewing technician put a facing in a linen top. I learnt to take a smaller seam allowance on a facing to reduce bulk around the seam. I was then asked to hand sew a modesty panel onto a corset. Later in the day I learnt how to pattern cut a peplum for a jacket. I then cut it out in calico. I really enjoyed my first day; there was a lot of variety.