Tailoring - Introduction
Course Code: VE1EC48
Next available course:
Short Course //Tailoring
Dates and Times // Tuesday 24 September-17 December (no class on 22nd October) // 10-12pm // Fashion Studios // Basement // Palatine Building
This course introduces the basic techniques of tailoring. You will create a bespoke tailored jacket block and learn how to get a perfect fit. The course will cover a range of tailoring techniques and by the end of the 12-week course you will have produced a toile garment and be ready to move into fabric. To get the most out of the course, you will need intermediate sewing skills and there is an expectation that you will be able to do some of the work in your own time.
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 progress through a series of practical tasks. An indicative schedule for the short course is as below.
Weeks 1/3 - Creating the Blocks and Patterns
Week 4/6 - Layout Cutting and Marking to Fit Stage
Week 7/8 - Perfecting the Welt Pocket
Week 9 - Collar Attachment
Week 10 /11- Shoulder Pad Techniques and Sleeve Insertion
Weeks 12- Evaluation and Adjustments to Final Patterns
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.