Course Code: VE1EC41
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Short Course 1 – Pattern Making
Dates and Times // Wednesday 11 September-30 October (no class 23/10) // 6.30-8.30pm // Fashion Studios // Basement // Palatine Building
In this beginners course you will learn the art of patternmaking from industry experts. There will be an introduction to a range of specialist equipment and pattern cutting terminology and demonstrations of how to draw blocks and patterns with accuracy and confidence. You will produce a technical file to include a range of finished patterns and prototype garments.
Short Course 2 – Pattern Making
Dates and Times //Wednesday 15 January-4 March (no class 19/02) // 6.30 – 8.30pm// Fashion Studios // Basement // Palatine Building
In this short course, you will be able to develop advanced skills in pattern making, and producing bodice and sleeve blocks. From these blocks, you will be able to create a range of individual patterns to your own specifications and take these through to toile stage.
No prior qualifications are necessary for this short course, however a basic level of mathematical problem solving and some sewing skills would be useful.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Each of the sessions will begin with a tutor demonstration of specialist techniques and you will progress through a series of practical tasks. An indicative schedule for each short course is as below.
Weekly Topics Pattern Making 1
Week 1 – An Introduction to Pattern Making Principles
Week 2 – The Skirt Block
Week 3 – Constructing the Toile
Week 4 – Developing an Individual Design
Week 5 – Pattern Adaptation
Weeks 6/7 - Construct Design Toile/s for your Individual Skirt
Weekly Topics Pattern Making 2
Week 1 – Measuring Techniques and Drawing the Bodice Block
Week 2 – Making the Block in Calico and Fitting to the Body
Week 3 – Sleeve Block, Making in Calico and Fitting
Week 4 – Translating a Design Using the Blocks
Week 5 – Making the Individual Pattern
Weeks 6/7 - Completion of Individually Designed Garment to Toile (Test) Stage E
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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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