Make the perfect fitted garment with our cutting and fitting dress design course. If you would like to achieve the perfect fit in your dressmaking projects then this course is for you. Designed to build on your dressmaking skills the focus of this course will be on perfecting the cut and fit of the garment.
The course will begin with figure analysis, taking measurements and transferring them onto paper to make a basic block. We will then use this template to create your own designs, using flat pattern cutting techniques such as dart manipulation, adding flare, creating fullness, drafting facings and openings.
There are group demonstrations along with independent practice. You will be supported through one to one guidance from your tutor when required. The sessions are informal and designed to help you share knowledge and ideas.
There is no formal assessment as this is a leisure course. You will be supported throughout the course by tutor.
This course provides you with the skills and techniques to progress onto a more advanced dressmaking/textiles course. It also enables you to plan and carry out personal projects in your own time.
Prior to the course commencing you will be sent information about what you will need to bring along to your sessions. Sewing machines and overlockers are provided by the College.
There are no formal entry requirements, however, you should have basic dressmaking and sewing skills.