Starts: 21 Apr 2022
Creative Pattern Cutting Draping on the Stand Short Course
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Learn from examples of draping in contemporary fashion
- Prepare the stand using tape and mark-up fabric for working on the stand.
- Experiment on the mannequin.
- Create bodices, necklines and collars, using draping techniques.
- Create a range of skirt styles using draping techniques.
- Make paper patterns from the modelled shape.
Class format and activities
Mode of delivery: In-Centre. Activities: Teaching is both as a whole class and on an individual one to one basis, using, demonstrations, videos, examples, samples, handouts and any other support materials where appropriate. Assessment methods: Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the above learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals, i.e. progression to an advanced level course. 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. Attendance and punctuality is crucial. You will not achieve the desired learning outcomes if you cannot attend fully. You must inform your tutor for the reasons of any lateness or absences.
This is an intermediate course. All students enrolling on the course should have basic pattern cutting knowledge and experience.
•Students must be able to speak, read and write in English
•Basic numeracy is an advantage though not essential
What you need to know before you enrol
Working on patterns and cutting out fabric can involve standing at high tables for a period of time. Working on a dressmaker’s stand can involve standing for periods of time although it is possible to sit if this is a problem. Please let the tutor know if this would be difficult for you. Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Sears building and there is a lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Please see the following link for the Colleges response to Covid in line with Government guidance : https:/morleycollege.ac.uk/help/our-response-to-covid-19/.
What you need
• paper scissors
• a basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure, tracing wheel
• Pattern notchers
• Design tape
• pens and a notebook
• Magic tape or masking tape
• Marker pens in assorted colours
• HB and H pencils and pencil sharpener or mechanical pencil
• A4 ring binder file
• some pattern cutting tools are provided for use in the studio
• paper and card are available for use in the classroom
• calico for toiling is available at cost price from your tutor
• you will need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from your tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course
What you can do next
If this is your first term of the course, further terms of Draping on the Stand are advised as this will amount to a thorough foundation in the subject. Once you have achieved a foundation of skills, we offer a wide range of further and specialist courses in garment construction and accessories. You might want to try one of the following: Pattern Cutting: Beginners, Pattern Cutting Intermediate, Clothes Making: Beginners, Clothes Making Intermediate, Want to go further? Our Access to Fashion Diploma course can be the first step to making Fashion your new career. For more details: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/1296-access-to-fashion/1863