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Introduction to pattern grading - Morley College, London

Introduction to pattern grading - Morley College, London

Duration: 2 weeks

Price: £215

Book with: Morley College London

61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London
SE1 7HT
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About the Course

Thinking of starting your own Fashion business? An essential part of producing and manufacturing a collection is to produce a range for pattern sizes. Grading is the key; a very technical and skilled part of the process. This course introduces you to the basic skills of pattern grading and size ranging of patterns. To benefit from this course, you must have intermediate/advanced level pattern making skills.

By the end of the course you will be able to
to use basic manual grading techniques to produce multi sized patterns
to calculate the grading increments between pattern sizes
to produce a multiple sized pattern for a basic skirt
to produce a multiple sized pattern for a basic bodice and sleeve
to produce a multiple sized pattern for a basic trouser
to follow instructional handouts
Class format and activities
You will be learning the skills to produce a multi sized pattern for a basic skirt, bodice with sleeves and trousers, using manual grading skills. Teaching is both as a whole class and individual, one to one basis using demonstrations, discuss, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate.

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.
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 is an Advanced level course.

Before you enrol, you must have achieved the following:

• Completed 1 or more terms of the Pattern Cutting: Intermediate course
• Previously drafted patterns for bodices and trousers using blocks
• Use a variety of pattern manipulation techniques including slash and spread and dart manipulation
• Use a variety of technical information on your patterns, including balance marks and grainline
• Use sewing machinery accurately
• True your patterns for accurate results and to make and use toiles as part of the process of creating a finished pattern
• Use appropriate tools for pattern cutting, including pattern masters, rulers, curves or set squares
• Have enthusiasm for the subject
• Students must be able to read, write and understand fluent English
• Mathematics and numeracy skills are essential

What you need to know before you enrol
Working on patterns usually involves 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 wheelchair access via a stair-lift.
Please also note: there is no eating or drinking allowed in the fashion studios – no liquids at all are allowed.

What you will need for your class
Paper scissors, tracing wheel, pattern notcher, awl, tape measure, 0.5mm retractable pencil with h or hb leads, a selection of coloured fine nibbed pens, a notebook and folder. Paper and card are available to use the classroom.

What you can do next:
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Course Start Dates

Saturday 6th June 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Weekends

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