Introduction to Fashion Skills Part 2

When and Where

11 Jun 2020 - 9 Jul 2020 (15 hours, 5 weeks)
Days and times
Thursday 10:00 - 13:00
Stockwell Centre


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Kerri Fairweather
Course code

What you will learn

This two part short course offers an insight into fashion design, and allows you to get a taste of the skills required whilst exploring your ideas creatively in a fashion context. Through workshops, you will explore the basic fashion design skills and principles including research, drawing, design, and how to realise your work in 3D (pinning & hand sewing.) This is perfect for those interested in trying out fashion design as an interest or a career, before progressing onto further fashion courses at Morley College. You may wish to enrol on part 1 and part 2 (each 5 weeks) to develop your skills further. The main focus of Part 1 will be on research, drawing and design skills, with some 3D elements including an introduction to upcycling and customizing existing garments to create exciting and individual new ideas. The main focus of Part 2 will be on 3D development; exploring ideas to create a one off fashion piece using recycled materials. There will also be the opportunity to explore textile embellishment through embroidery and block printing (Please note you will use pinning and hand sewing to create 3D ideas. If you wish to learn how to use the sewing machine, it is recommended you enrol on Introduction to the sewing Machine or Clothes Making Beginners.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Gain an insight into the role of the fashion designer
  • Research and explore an idea in 2D and 3D
  • Use collage and mark making to visualise your ideas
  • Explore silhouette, form, colour and fabrication

Class format and activities

The course is made up of two parts, 5 weeks each, which can be taken individually, or you may wish to sign up for both.
You will be able to develop your skills by engaging with suitable projects determined by your existing level of development in discussion with the tutor. Teaching is both as a whole class and an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, handouts and other technical support material where appropriate. You will be able to negotiate individual learning goals with the tutor.

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 course is suitable for beginners
•No previous experience is necessary
•Students must be able to speak, read and write in English
•Enthusiasm and interest in the subject is essential

What you need to know before you enrol

Please note: there is no eating or drinking allowed in the classrooms studios - no liquids at all are allowed.
This course takes place at our Stockwell Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, London, SW4 6RA. For further information please email

What you will need for your class

• HB pencil or mechanical/propelling pencil
• Sharpener
• Eraser
• ruler
• Pritt stick
• Other equipment you may wish to purchase will be discussed in the 1st lesson

What you can do next

We run a variety of design courses, as well as other courses which might be of interest, including clothes making and pattern cutting. Please consult the course guide or for further details.
You might want to try one of the following:
Fashion Drawing
Fashion illustration
Fashion Design
Fashion portfolio
Creative Pattern Cutting Draping on the Stand
Creative Pattern Cutting Draping on the stand
Clothes Making Beginners
Pattern Cutting Beginners
Want to go further? Our Access to Fashion Diploma course can be the first step to making Fashion your new career. For more details: