Fashion Production Skills
Course Code: VE1EC47
Dates and Times //Tuesday 24 September-17 December (no class on 22 October) // 1-3pm // Fashion Studios// Basement //Palatine Building
This short course will introduce the basic skills associated with fashion and costume production. It provides vital technical knowledge to underpin your design skills. The course will introduce you to the principles of pattern drafting and garment construction. You will learn how to measure the body effectively and create bespoke blocks and patterns. Garment construction techniques are a strong focus of the course, and you will go on to produce an individually designed garment. More experienced students might want to use the sessions to develop their independent garment making skills in the workshop, with tutor support and guidance.
No prior qualifications are necessary for this course, however to get the most out of it you should have intermediate level sewing skills.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Each of the sessions will begin with a tutor demonstration of specialist techniques and you will then progress through a series of practical tasks. An indicative schedule for the short course is as below.
Weeks 1/2 - Measuring Techniques and Skirt Block/Pattern - Layout Cutting and Marking
Week 3/4 - Seams and Darts, Toile Production
Week 5/6/7 - Zip Insertion, Waistband, Skirt Fitting
Week 8-12 - Individual Designs - Pattern and Toile Development
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Read our tuition fees guide.