Pattern Cutting and Drafting for BeginnersNottingham Trent University
Pattern Cutting and Drafting for Beginners
On this practical course you'll be introduced to the skill of creating your own block and patterns from scratch, as well as developing skills in toiling and fitting.
The course is ideal if you're already familiar with sewing and using patterns and would like to start developing your own garment design without the reliance on commercial patterns.
Whether you're 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 body block
- produce an initial pattern from your own basic block
- practice lay-planning
- practice fabric marking and cutting techniques
- assemble a toile
- conduct a working fitting followed by block and pattern adjustments
- complete a one-piece sleeve block
- learn sleeve insertion techniques
- complete dart movement exercises.
Depending on your own individual progress you may potentially:
- 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.
Delegates will be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations, paper-based instructions and one-to-one formative feedback and tutorials.
What will I gain?
By the end of the course you'll be able to create your own bespoke block and apply this method when using the measurements of other people.
You'll know how to lift patterns from your block, and will understand how these work in relation to commercial patterns.
You’ll know how to conduct a fitting and how to use fitting techniques to perfect your block and patterns.
You'll also have developed a range of professional skills and enhanced your portfolio to widen future learning or employment opportunities.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Entry requirement: Experience in using a sewing machine and working from shop-bought patterns is required.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Certificate of attendance.
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