Fashion Production Skills

Course Code: VE1EC47


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
30/09/2021University Centre10 WeeksEnquire
30/09/2022University Centre10 WeeksEnquire

Course Overview

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.

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 then progress through a series of practical tasks. An indicative schedule for the short course is as below.

Weekly Topics                                                                                        
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

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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Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
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