Pattern Making - Beginners to Advanced St George & Sutherland Community College

Pattern Making - Beginners to Advanced

Have you always been fascinated by fashion design? Join us at SGSCC and get creative within this sewing class, which will help you to take your pattern-making skills to the next level and learn various techniques of pattern making. This course is designed for beginners to advanced students. Come along, learn to sew and design and sew your clothes! Pattern making offers the designer shortcuts in executing basic parts of a garment within a design. Blocks are formed through construction using measurements of the individual.

Our experienced tutor will help you with the creation of your designs all the way through and support you by providing useful tips and tricks to make your very own design come to life step by step. Go through the various stages of making your fashion from the design, the fitting up to the cutting process and bringing everything together to finish your very own piece of fashion created by yourself!

Course Outline:

Week 1 Introduction – assess sewing knowledge of students – list of equipment
Week 2 Basic skirt block – pattern and fitting
Week 3 Basic bodice block
Week 4-6 Making pattern – cutting our ready for fitting – this takes approx 2-3 weeks depending on students ability
Week 7 Trousers block
Week 8 Making pattern – cutting out ready for fitting

Learning Outcome:

  • Construction of a design and research on fashion trends that are functional as well as artistically pleasing.
  • Basic fundamentals of dart manipulation.
  • Construction and forming patterns of a simple dress, princess line dress, raglans, extended sleeves, blouses, collars, skirt variations, pants – jeans and baggy pants, jackets, coats, undergarments, jumpsuits, and many more designs. Whatever is in fashion!
  • Blocks for woven and stretch fabric, blocks for pants and raglans.

What to bring:

The tutor will contact students before the course starts.

About the Tutor:

'I am passionate about fashion which includes designing, pattern making, the use of overlocker techniques, and dressmaking. I have been teaching for forty years and find my students are always enthusiastic about learning new skills.

Having completed my Fashion Certificate in honours grade I went to become a TAFE teacher of fashion after which I have been at SGSCC for 25 years. For a while, I also enjoyed specialising in bridal and evening clothes for individual people. Some of my creations have appeared in Studio Brides and Wedding Sydney Magazine.' Andi

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.