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£124.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL
If you have some pattern cutting skills or have completed the pattern cutting level 1 course and want to further develop and explore these skills and create your own designs, you can move onto drafting a bodice and sleeve, or draft a dress or trousers block.
Confident clothes making skills, a good grasp of pattern cutting skills and a machine at home to sew your toiles. Comfortable with maths, metric measurements, using a ruler and following written technical instructions.
What you will learn
How to draft a bodice block with a sleeve and apply pattern cutting techniques and creativity to produce a variety of blouse shapes and style. Alternatively you may want to create dress shapes or draft a well fitting pair of trousers.
How you will learn on this course
Students will have the opportunity to observe and listen to demonstrations on pattern cutting techniques, supported by clear handouts and PowerPoint presentations. The tutor will offer group demonstration and one to one tuition. Students will have the chance to view handouts and additional information on the college website specific to clothes making.
How you will be assessed on this course
-Take accurate body measurements. -Confidently handle pattern-cutting equipment. -Draft a bodice and sleeve or trouser block or create a dress block. -Apply pattern-cutting techniques. -Develop 2D designs into toile samples. -Create a working pattern
Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)
What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time
Machine sewing your toiles.
What you need for your course
As below. Pattern paper is provided at a small charge 50p p/m. Books recommended are: Designing Patterns- Hilary Campbell, Metric Pattern Cutting- Winifred Aldrich.
What you need to bring to the first class
Pen, A4 file for handouts, tape measure, paper scissors, mechanical pencil, rubber, calculator (or your phone) pattern master/maker (www.fredaldous.co.uk or amazon approx. £10 or available to buy from tutor)
What you can do next
Clothes making Accredited fashion courses.
At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.
3 Sidcup High Street, Sidcup, DA14 6EN Nearest Train Station: Sidcup. Buses: 51, R11, 233, 321, 492 Limited parking on site, behind Waitrose and Travelodge turn right into St Johns Road and please park in the designated LECB space. Nearest public car park Grassington Road, entrance by Morrisons. For further details of parking, please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking