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Pattern Cutting and Drafting for Beginners

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
25 hours
520.83 GBP excl. VAT
English
Full time/part time
Leisure / Fun Classes
Next available date: 10/10/2020 10:00 - Nottingham
Course Dates
Nottingham
10/10/2020 10:00  (English)
520.83 GBP
23/01/2021 10:00  (English)
520.83 GBP
02/08/2021 10:00  (English)
520.83 GBP

Course description

Pattern Cutting and Drafting for Beginners

On this practical course, you will be introduced to the skill of creating your own blocks and dress pattern from scratch - and work to develop fitting techniques and a series of toiles.

This course is ideal if you are already familiar with sewing and using commercial patterns and would like to start developing your own garment design.

Whether you are already working in the industry, hoping to pursue academic study or are a home dressmaker seeking to improve your skillset, this course will help you develop practical skills in women’s wear garment design and construction.

During the course, you will:

  • learn to take measurements correctly
  • produce a basic block
  • draft a pattern from your own block
  • practice lay planning, fabric marking and cutting techniques
  • discover how to assemble and fit a toile
  • alter and adapt your pattern
  • be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations, and benefit from one-to-one tutorials to aid your development.

Depending on how you progress, you might also:

  • make your fitted and adjusted garment in a top fabric of your own choice
  • create a second set of patterns based on your own design
  • look at how to adapt a commercial pattern.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to create your own bespoke patterns and understand how to alter commercial patterns.

You'll have developed a range of professional skills, and enhanced your portfolio to widen learning or employment opportunities in the future.

                       

Where you'll learn: You will be based in the Bonington building at the City Campus, our dedicated art and design hub.

You will have access to an excellent range of facilities and equipment in the fashion studios, with industry-standard pattern cutting tables, professional mannequins and garment production machinery from domestic sewing machines to overlockers and button-hole machinery.

You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.

Here's what some of our previous attendees said:

"The tutor was super encouraging and checked on us throughout each class. We had a hands on approach, being shown a task and able to try it ourselves immediately afterwards. I wish the course was longer!"

"I enjoyed all of it"

"I wanted to learn the proper way of measuring, checking the fittings and adjustments and I achieved all of it" SS

"Leann is a great tutor, we learnt new skills each week" KR

"For someone who wants to learn about pattern drafting and has no idea what to do, this course is the best. My understanding of pattern drafting has improved in every way.”

"The whole course was really interesting and I learnt new techniques every week. I feel confident about drafting and practicing my new skills. Thank you Leann, I had a fantastic time on the course"

Tutor Profile: Leann Marshall has had a varied career as a costumer for film and theatre, a couture retailer and now runs a bespoke bridal wear design service, alongside prom wear, alterations and design projects.

Additional to working in the garment industry, Leann has had much experience in teaching others in the skills of sewing and garment construction.

Need accommodation for the summer?

You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Accommodation can be booked online via the course homepage.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: Experience in using a sewing machine and working from shop-bought patterns is required.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

25 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative class size: 10

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Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 4 reviews

JB
(5)
The information I was sent before the course was excellent, and I felt on the first day I knew where I was going and I had all the equipment I needed. I was a complete beginner to pattern drafting, but our tutor Leann was excellent and I learnt so much about garment construction - and also things about myself. You could say it was life changing....
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SdV
(5)
I honestly enjoyed every bit of this course, from beginning to end! The technical aspects were well explained and demonstrated. Leann was incredibly enthusiastic, knowledgeable and patient. I learnt more in the first session than I imagined I would from the whole course!
JH
(5)
Thoroughly enjoyable. I will be looking forward to the next level course in the future.
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