When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Yulia Pakalina
  • Course Code C23FACH02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

The course immerses students in the exploration of volume through unconventional drapery and pattern cutting techniques. This hands-on experience navigates the fusion of artistry and technique, empowering individuals to push the boundaries of traditional fashion silhouettes. From conceptualization to realization, participants experiment with fabric manipulation, structural forms, and innovative pattern cutting methods, fostering the creation of bold, voluminous garments. Emphasising creativity, the course cultivates a deeper understanding of sculptural fashion.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Master experimental drapery techniques, allowing you to manipulate fabric creatively to achieve diverse and voluminous silhouettes in fashion design
  • Gain skills in innovative pattern cutting techniques, emphasizing experimental and sculptural forms
  • Integrate creative concepts with technical skills, bridging the gap between design imagination and practical implementation in avant-garde garment creations
  • Explore and experiment with various fabric materials, textures, structural forms, fostering a deeper understanding of volume in fashion design through hands-on explorationTop of Form


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The course is designed to foster a dynamic learning environment that caters to students of varying skill levels and backgrounds. It is oriented towards a process-based approach while nurturing personal creative development. Students are encouraged to embark on their creative journey through personal research. The classes incorporate various teaching methods, including tutor’s demonstrations, presentations and handouts, practical learning activities, and group discussions. To ensure continual progress, students receive regular and detailed feedback and guidance tailored to each student’s needs. Good attendance and punctuality are key to achieve in this practical course.

    Entry requirements

    Some basic understanding of pattern cutting and sewing is helpful when joining this course.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. Students are generally expected to spend some time outside of class for completion of activities.Please note the eating and drinking is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Students must be able to read, write and understand English.

    What you need

    You will need the following equipment: Paper and fabric scissors, calico fabric, sewing threads, sewing needles, tailor pins, pencil, masking tape, eraser, A4 ring binder or envelope file to store handouts, A3 sketchbook (optional). You will also need to budget approximately £30-50 for fabrics to experiment with.

    What you can do next

    Continue your journey with us in a variety of engaging courses on offer all the way up to a full BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. Visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk today for more inspiration and information!