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Art and Design

Pattern Cutting and Garment Construction for Beginners

Part Time

Course Overview

This fast-paced ten week course will immerse you in the fabulous, exciting world of fashion design. Focusing primarily on pattern cutting and manipulating pattern blocks, with some general guidance on garment construction.

Course Content

Beginning with inductions onto our specialist fashion equipment, you will be introduced to the principles of pattern cutting and shown how to develop your ideas into unique patterns and constructed garments. You will learn pattern terminology, modifying bodices, sleeve and skirt blocks, dart manipulation, industry standard seam finishes and fastenings.

The emphasis is on womenswear design and working to standard measurements with commercial pattern blocks. However, handouts will be available for students who wish to draft bespoke blocks to personal measurements outside of class time. ??

Some previous experience in sewing will enable you to make the most of this course. Fees include sewing materials such as threads, calico for toiles, interfacing and pattern cutting paper.

Entry Requirement

Some previous experience in sewing will enable you to make the most of this course. 


There are no formal assessments on this course.

Where does this course lead to

Upon completion of this course, you may wish to progress onto our pattern cutting for intermediates course, which will cover pattern drafting and garment construction in greater depth.

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above.

If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements please email information@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.


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Course Outline

Course Code: FEBC022
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 10 Weeks
Start Date: 22/09/2021, 03/03/2022
Day & Time: Thu 6pm - 8pm
Tuition Fees: £255.00
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