CLO3D for Digital Fashion Design (one week) - Nottingham Trent University



This course is a practical introduction to digital pattern cutting and will provide you with the technical skills to develop and produce commercial garments through Computer Aided Design (CAD). On this course you’ll learn the skills of digitising, creating patterns and blocks, as well as making pattern amendments, allowing you to take your fashion designs to a commercial and bespoke pre-production level. Whether you’re at the beginning of your pattern cutting career or you’re already in the industry looking to enhance your skills further, the course will demonstrate how CAD can bring your designs to industry standard. You’ll learn how to digitise your designs using Clo 3D CAD software, exploring pattern creation and modification, fit amendments, dart manipulation, adding fullness, creating seam allowances, adding notches and drill holes. You’ll be introduced to these skills and techniques through demonstrations, project work, one-to-one feedback and group critiques. During the course you will: - create blocks and patterns from scratch - learn how to digitise your patterns using CAD - understand modification techniques - assemble your pattern pieces - explore measuring and size charts in CAD software - learn how to grade patterns using CAD software - explore digital fabric qualities and surface print / graphics - understand how CAD pattern systems are used in the fashion industry today. What will I gain? By the end of the course, you’ll have enhanced your knowledge of Clo 3D CAD software for digital pattern cutting and understand how it can be used to produce patterns for commercial use. You’ll have the confidence to move your manual cutting skills to a digital platform, leaving with pattern samples and technical notes to enhance your portfolio. Level: Professional Entry requirement: You should have a practical understanding of traditional pattern cutting. Whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions. Where you’ll learn: You will be based in the Bonington building at the City Campus, our dedicated art and design hub. You will be taught in a CAD suite, equipped with the software to design your patterns. You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing. Here's what some of our previous attendees have said: 'This course was more than I expected. The tutor is extremely good at teaching and demonstrating. I learnt so much during the course. It was nice that the tutor has prior fashion experience' 'I really enjoyed this course. Especially the tutors teaching style, the classmates, the resources and the facilities' Tutor Profile: Laura Dickinson is a pattern cutting lecturer and interdisciplinary artist with a focus on sustainability and developing creative cutting methods. Alongside this she has developed her own fashion and art practice through both digital and manual pattern cutting methods for installation and commercial projects.

What's included in the price?

Five weeks of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Indicative maximum class size: 10


1 week

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Public transport
  • Intermediate level
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