When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jean Ross-Timmes
  • Course Code W23FASB06C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

On this course project based course you will be learning manipulation techniques to produce a wider range of garment features and styles on a more complex level and continue exploring the field of pattern cutting. Take the next steps as you are encouraged to think analytically, focus on problem solving and develop your confidence using knowledge you have gained in the Beginners Pattern Cutting courses.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • To use intermediate pattern cutting techniques to develop a variety of garment styles
  • To translate patterns and problem solve in 2D and 3D
  • To develop a pattern from your own design
  • To use the toiling process to test and adjust your ideas


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate. You will receive feedback throughout your course to help you develop your skills. For you to be able to achieve on this practical class punctuality and attendance are key. Please inform your tutor of any absences. Microsoft Teams will be used for general class specific communication and for posting additional information. Health and safety inductions are planned into your course delivery, and you are asked not to use any machinery or specialist equipment until you have received specific training. Morley provides a positive and friendly atmosphere and to support this all students should be considerate and kind and work in a collegiate and collaborative way and to not monopolise the tutor.

    Entry requirements

    This is an intermediate course. Make sure that you have the skills required to join by successfully completing some of our beginner’s courses in a related field or be able to show an equivalent competence in the subject area. Students must be able to read, write and understand fluent English. Digital, mathematics and numeracy skills are desirable but not essential.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Activities in class can involve standing at high tables for a period of time. 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 Seear building and there is lift access to the first floor. Please note eating and drinking is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water.

    What you need

    A basic sewing kit: sharp fabric scissors, trimming scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure a variety of hand sewing needles and sewing threads A basic pattern drafting kit: pattern curves, pencils, sharpener, rubber, paper scissors, masking tape A basic note taking kit: notepad, pens, pencils, sharpener, rubber, calculator, A4 ring binder for hand outs Some specialised materials, including calico for toiling, are available for purchase from your tutor at cost price Some pattern cutting and garment construction tools are provided for use in the studio Paper and card are available for use in the studio Depending on your class you may need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from your tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course.

    What you can do next

    Ready for more? So are we! Try our Advanced Pattern Cutting course next to continue building on your skills or explore some of our other Draping on the Stand and Clothes Making courses. 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!