Pattern Drafting for Beginners - Nottingham Trent University

Pattern Drafting for Beginners - Nottingham Trent University

Duration: Five Saturdays or one-week intensive

Price: £595

Run by: Nottingham Trent University

Contact: Linsey Richards

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About the Course

On this practical pattern drafting course you will be introduced to the skill of creating your own blocks and dress pattern from scratch and see it realised in a finished garment.

This course is ideal for people who are already familiar with sewing and using commercial patterns and would like to start developing their own garment design without the reliance on commercial patterns.

Whether you are already working in the industry, hoping to pursue academic study or are a home dressmaker seeking to improve your skillset, you will develop practical skills in women’s wear garment design and construction.

During the course you will:

Learn to take measurements correctly
Produce a basic block
Draft a pattern from your own basic block
Practice layplanning
Practice fabric marking and cutting techniques
Discover how to assemble and fit a toile
Alter and adapt your own and also commercial patterns
Be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations, and benefit from one-to-one tutorials to aid your development.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will be able to create your own bespoke patterns and understand how to alter commercial patterns. You will develop a range of professional skills and enhance your portfolio to widen future learning or employment opportunities.

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Please note that if you have a CraftCourses gift voucher you would like to use as full or part payment of this course fee, the booking will need to be made via telephone (number above). If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

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

What's included in the price?

25 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. 27 January - 24 February or 6 - 10 August 2018. Maximum class size: 10.

Modern accommodation is available a short walk from our studios and is available to those booked on to a summer school course for an additional fee. Accommodation can be booked online via the link above.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 27th January 2018
Monday 6th August 2018

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