Introduction to Dressmaking and Fashion

Course Code: VE1EC101

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
04/11/2021University Centre10 WeeksEnquire
13/01/2022University Centre10 WeeksEnquire

Course Overview

This course will teach learners about the principles of dressmaking including pattern selection and cutting/fabric selection, tools of the trade and basic alterations. 

All learners will work through a specified pattern (Simplicity K8302) to create a garment to fit their, or their models, size and shape. Guidance will be given on an individual basis as to what alterations are needed to the pattern to produce the best fit for the garment.

You will learn through observation, demonstrations, group work and practical projects, sharing ideas, skills and opinions.

Term 1:

In term 1 you will use and follow a simple pattern, decided on by the group, to learn how to:

  • Take accurate measurements 
  • Following a pattern and alter a pattern
  • Pinning and cut out material; using a pattern 
  • Inserting a range of darts
  • Inserting a zip
  • Make a dress

Entry Requirements

Learners must be 19 or over. No other specific entry requirements. 

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Industry Placement and Field Trips

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All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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