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Clothes Making Intermediate and Advanced - Morley College - 11 weeks on campus

Clothes Making Intermediate and Advanced - Morley College - 11 weeks on campus

Duration: 11 weeks

Price: £320

Run by: Morley College London

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Greater London

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About the Course

The course is suitable for you if you have achieved competence in the use of simple patterns, machinery and garment construction but wish to improve and develop your skills to a professional level in all types of garment making. Previous attendance of x 2 Beginners Clothes Making courses (or equivalent) will provide a good foundation for the Intermediate level .The Advanced level is suitable for those who have completed two or more intermediate level courses(or equivalent).

By the end of the course you will be able to
(Intermediate) check the fit of a loose-fitting pattern at the bust and hipsto adjust patterns to individual measurements
(Intermediate) use commercial pattern instructions
(Intermediate) construct a shirt yoke
(Intermediate) assemble sleeves and cuffs
(Intermediate) use professional finishing techniques to make a two-part collar, and button-stand
(Advanced) adjust patterns to individual measurements
(Advanced) make toiles and fit
(Advanced) analyse instructions
(Advanced) use intermediate/ advanced level construction and finishing methods
(Advanced) to solve advanced construction problems and think independently
Class format and activities
Teaching is as a whole class, in pairs, small groups and on an individual basis. Demonstrations, discussions, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support materials are used where appropriate. Students are encouraged to work independently and learn from each other.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Attendance and punctuality is crucial. You will not achieve the desired learning outcomes if you cannot attend fully. You must inform your tutor for the reasons for any lateness or absences.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements
This course is an Intermediate & Advanced Mixed level class. A great follow-on from beginner’s clothes making. It is not suitable for complete beginners.

Suitable if you have completed two beginners level courses or an equivalent introductory course and previously worked on bodices and trousers.

To enrol on the course you must answer yes to the following questions.

Can you
• use body measurements?
• follow beginner’s pattern instructions?
• use pattern layplans, grainline and selvedge?
• use sewing machinery accurately?
• construct garments to a good standard?
• Fully attend all sessions of the course?
•English speaking / reading & basic numeracy are essential.
In the first session, the tutor will ask you these questions.

Suitable if you have completed two or more intermediate level courses. You should be able to:

• adjust patterns
• Use a professional level of construction techniques and finishing
• Solve intermediate construction problems independently

What you need to know before you enrol
• This is a mixed level class. You need to be willing to work together with others at different levels. Advanced students will be expected to work more independently.
• Working on patterns, cutting fabric and fitting can involve standing at high tables. Please let your tutor know if this is difficult for you.
• Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control.
• The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear Building and there is lift access.
• Please also note: there is no eating or drinking allowed in the fashion studios – bottled water is allowed.

What you will need for your class
• a sewing kit: fabric scissors, trimming scissors, tape measure,
•dressmaker’s pins and tailors chalk.
• tracing wheel and dressmaker’s carbon paper
•Scotch tape
• paper scissors
• pens, pencils, notebook, A4 ring binder

• you must provide your own patterns, fabrics, haberdashery, threads, etc. for use on your projects but the purchase of these will be discussed during the first lesson
• paper and card are available for use in the classroom
• calico for toiling is available from your tutor at cost price (£2.30 per metre medium weight and £2.00 per metre light weight)
• A shirt pattern will be available to buy at your first lesson at £6.00.
• You will need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from the tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course

What you can do next
After your first Term, it is possible to continue with this course to further advance your garment making skills. Or you might want to try one of the following:

Creative Pattern Cutting Draping on the Stand
Tailoring for Men & Women
Clothes Making: Occasion and Evening wear
Advanced Clothes Making

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 24th April 2019
Thursday 25th April 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for events & groups