This pattern cutting course in Brighton will introduce you to pattern cutting and show you how to create a sewing pattern from your design ideas.
You will make one garment from a choice of skirt or trousers. You will create samples of different sewing and pattern cutting techniques, design the garment, create your own pattern and put your garment together. You will be required to keep and submit a folder of pattern cutting and sewing samples, develop a sketchbook of your ideas and show the development from design through to the final garment.
You will be expected to undertake at least 2 hours of study at home each week.
This course is suitable for those who have already completed a Level 2 in Fashion and Dressmaking or those with in depth experience of using commercial patterns.
An interview is required to ensure that this course is suitable for you.
The fee includes a cost for registration and certification by City & Guilds.
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An interview is required to ensure that this course is suitable for you. Interviews will be held in July and August. To book an interview please contact our main reception on 01273 810210 or email [email protected]
Study this course during the week or at the weekend:
DAYS: Saturday and Sunday
DURATION: 10 sessions
WHEN: 21 September 2019 – 12 January 2020 on the following weekends:
1st and 22nd September
19th & 20th October
16th & 17th November
14th & 15th December
11th & 12th January
COURSE TUTOR: Julia Hincks
WHERE: Brighton Junction
COURSE FEE: £400
The fee includes a cost for registration and certification by City & Guilds. Our funding rules do not allow us to apply a concessionary fee to this course.
This course cannot be booked online.
Please see further information on fees and concessions online or in our brochure.
This course aims to:
By completing this course you will achieve two City & Guilds Level 2 Awards in Fashion
You will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction for each Award on completion of your work.
Unit 214 – Pattern Cutting for Skirts & Trousers
Plus one unit from the following:
Unit 205 – Design and Make a Fitted Lined Skirt
Unit 206 – Design and Make Fitted Unlined Trousers
This course will introduce you to pattern cutting and show you how to create a sewing pattern from your design ideas. You will create a block pattern for a skirt and pair of trousers (block patterns are templates from which you can create other styles.) Having created your block patterns you will create samples of different sewing and pattern cutting techniques before designing either a skirt or pair of trousers. You will make a toile for your design and then complete your final garment in fashion fabric.
You will be required to keep and submit a folder of pattern cutting and sewing samples, develop a sketchbook of your design ideas and show the development from design through to the final garment.
Further information can be found on the City & Guilds website:
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those who have already completed a Level 2 in Fashion and Dressmaking or those with in-depth experience of using commercial patterns. You’ll need to have basic maths skills and be able to measure and draw accurately using tape measures rulers with metric units (cm, mm).
What will I be able to do by the end of the course?
- Take accurate body measurements
- Create personal block patterns for both a skirt and trousers
- Create a toile for a basic skirt and pair of trousers
- Recognise and use pattern markings
- Use ½ or ¼ scale blocks to develop a variety of styles e.g.
- Adding flare
- Creating an A-Line shape
- Adding vents
- Inserting panels
- Adding pleats
- Creating waistbands and facings
- Pockets – in seam, hip pockets
- Creating a fly front.
- Develop design ideas for a skirt or pair of trousers
- Create a pattern for your design
- Create a toile of your design from calico
- Create a final garment in fashion fabric
What materials will I need?
This will be discussed in the first session so please don’t buy anything until then.
Pattern Master (metric ruler for creating your own pattern – see www.morplan.com)
Pattern paper (dot and cross paper is ideal and can be purchased at the centre)
Manila card for creating a block pattern (this can be purchased at the centre)
Fabric for constructing samples of techniques and a toile (e.g. calico)
Basic sewing kit
We have lots of equipment in class but if you have your own please bring with you the following:
fabric scissors, paper scissors, threads, pins, hand sewing needles, quick unpick tool
There are machines at the centre but you can bring your own if you wish – It is important that you have your own machine at home to continue working and practising techniques and continuing construction of your garments. We have a range of Janome and Bernina machines to use.
Roughly how much will they cost?
Simple sewing kit can be from £1 depending on shop/quality of items.
Pattern master costs from £14 – the tutor can advise on where to buy / what to buy in the first session
The following can be purchased from the tutor:
- Calico £2.50 per metre
- Manila card £1 per metre
- Dot and cross paper 50p per metre
How will I know I am making progress?
Students will be required to keep a file of all handouts, a file of samples of techniques and also keep a sketchbook of their work including accompanying notes and sketches of designs. Students will complete a series of practical and written tasks which address the learning objectives and assessment criteria for the course. Students will assess themselves against learning objectives each session and against assessment criteria on tracking sheets. There will also be time set aside for peer assessment, appraisals and tutor feedback. The final sketchbook, samples file, pattern and toile will be marked and graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. The tutor will award a provisional grade which will be verified by an internal moderator and then by the external City & Guilds moderator at the end of the course.
Is there any extra study outside the class?
Students will need to continue creating their garments, developing their sketchbooks and practising techniques outside class. How much time will depend on progress made towards tasks set in class. There will be homework tasks set each session which will take around 2 hours to complete.
Who is the tutor?
Julia Hincks is a textile artist and teacher. She has sewn and knitted from an early age, learning her skills from her mother and grandmothers. Having started her career as a teacher in 2002 she now works for the Friends Centre and City College Brighton and Hove teaching a range of creative crafts – Dressmaking, Pattern Cutting, Knitting and Crochet. Julia makes and alters clothes for clients across the city. She also teaches privately on an individual and group basis. Julia is the author of ‘The Overlocker Technique Manual’ and ‘The Serger’s Technique Bible’ (The US version) which is available from Amazon and other good book shops. The book is also available in German, Spanish, Italian, French and Dutch. More information about Julia and her current projects can be found at www.juliahincks.com.
City & Guilds Level 2 Pattern Cutting: Shirts, Blouses, Dresses and Jumpsuits at Friends Centre
Art & Design Diploma at City College
Further dressmaking / pattern cutting courses – at the Friends Centre, Brighton MET or other centres across the city.
Saturday 21 September 2019 - Sunday 12 January 2020
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Full price: £400
Concession rate (if available):
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