Tailoring - Introduction

Course Code: VE1EC48


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Start DateLocationDuration
23/09/2021University Centre12 WeeksEnquire

Course Overview

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.                                                   

Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications are necessary for this course, however to get the most out of it you should have intermediate level sewing skills.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

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.

Weekly Topics                                                                                        
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

Expert Tutors

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.

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