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Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Vanda Finney
  • Course Code W23FASB04B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

It is essential that you read the entry requirements carefully before enrolling on this course. The ability to draft your own patterns is the key to creating fashion and constructing clothing to your own designs. This advanced level course will enable you to build on your existing skills and develop a deeper understanding of the principles of pattern drafting and more advanced pattern cutting skills as you learn how to translate information from working drawings, photographs or other images into professional patterns.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • To analyse and interpret fashion drawings / clothing images
  • To use appropriate methods for drafting blocks
  • To adapt and manipulate blocks
  • To use instructional handouts, tools and materials correctly
  • To construct and fit toiles
  • To amend patterns


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Mode of delivery: In Centre. 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. Activities: Teaching is as a whole class, small groups and on an individual basis. Demonstrations, discussions, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support materials are used where appropriate. Students will be actively encouraged to make notes, photo documentation as the course progresses and to work independently and learn from each other. Assessment methods: Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor setting your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. 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.

    Entry requirements

    This is an Advanced level course, suitable for people that have completed 2 or more terms of intermediate level pattern cutting courses at Morley or have equivalent experience. Mathematics and numeracy skills are essential. Students must be able to read, write and understand English fluently. Before you enrol, you should have achieved the following: • Drafted patterns for bodices and trousers using blocks, • Use specification drawing as a guiding tool, • Draft patterns with intermediate level features, • Construct toiles as part of the creation process. • Make relevant pattern adjustments. For Students to fully benefit from this course it is important that they have the correct level of existing skills. If after the first session, it becomes apparent that this is not the right course for you, we can arrange a transfer to an alternative course at the right level for you subject to availability.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This is a mixed level class you need to be willing to work together with others at different levels, returning students will be expected to work more independently. Working on patterns, cutting fabric and fitting can involve standing at high tables. Please let your tutor know if this is difficult for you. The sewing machine has a foot operated speed control. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear Building there is access a lift access. Please also note: there is no eating allowed in the fashion studios – bottled water is allowed. Health & Safety information will be given to you at the start of the course and subsequent lessons where necessary. You may be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow college procedures as advised. Attendance and punctuality are crucial to achieve the desired learning outcomes if you cannot attend fully, please inform your tutor for the reasons for any lateness or absence.

    What you need

    • A sewing kit: fabric scissors, trimming scissors, tape measure, pins, needles thread(s) and tailors chalk.• Pattern Equipment: Paper scissors, tracing wheel, notches, dressmakers carbon paper, scotch tape, Coloured pens, retractable pencils H/HB leads, rubber and calculator.• Stationary: A notebook and A4 ring binder.• Paper and card are available for use in the classroom• Calico for toiling is available from your tutor at cost price .• You will need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from the tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course. Ideas for your project will be discussed with your tutor at the first lesson although it would be useful to bring with you images of your ideas either in sketch form or photographic. Also: Pattern Blocks (if you have any), the college does have the basic set of blocks in a size 12 for your use. There are metre rules, set squares, pattern masters, french curves and dress weights are available for use in the classroom.

    What you can do next

    If this is your first term on the course, further terms of Advanced Pattern Cutting are advised as this will develop your skills in the subject or you might want to try one of the following courses: Creative Pattern Cutting Draping on a Stand, Clothes Making Intermediate Advanced.Want to go further? Our HNC/HND, BA (Hons) or Access to Fashion Diploma courses can be the first step to making Fashion your new career. For more details: