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Flat Pattern Making your own Clothes

Start Date
19 Jun 2024
30 hours
Course Level
Entry Level
School leaving Certificate preferably good knowledge of Maths
Attendance Certificate

What it is about?

A new course focusing on a flat pattern making method which is essential for a designer to develop patterns on a grid and adapting them to the human body. It is easier to adjust the fit and provides a clear reproduction of the design in hand. Long term it saves time and you can produce a variation of clothes from one foundation pattern

You will start by creating one of the following standard pattern set: 

  • women’s wear- bodice, sleeves, skirt and trousers, or
  • men’s wear- bodice for jackets bodice for shirts, sleeves and trousers.

 You will comprehend how to use a standard measurement chart, develop a pattern and test fit the sample, focusing on the comfort and optimal wearability. You will learn more about how garments should fit and correct any mistakes which may occur, by applying standard techniques,

The last part of the course leads you to  Pattern designing an idea to personalize your pattern sample.

This is a foundation course at entry level. Discovering the balance lines of the human body. Hands on construction of patterns from the first lesson.

Who is it for?

Anyone who is interested in fashion design as a career or just to make own clothes. Experienced seamstress who wants to construct patterns. Students who like to develop further from a design.


It helps if you know math's for you would need to calculate fractions. English to read from a patternmaking book.

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