When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Nadia Goretti
  • Course Code W23FASA10A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Master the skills needed to produce beautiful soft tailored jackets for men and women. You will be able to build on your existing abilities in producing garments as you develop a deeper understanding of the cut and finish of a jacket. Acquire a wide range of tailoring techniques including constructing the canvases, shaping the cloth, making jetted pockets, welt pockets, crafting the lapel and collar, working with lining to create this classic garment.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • to manage a variety of tailoring materials appropriately
  • to use a variety of professional tailoring techniques
  • to apply proper techniques for setting on a collar
  • to apply proper techniques for setting in a sleeve
  • to create a range of tailored features


  • 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.

    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 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 fluent English. Digital, mathematics and numeracy skills are desirable but not essential. Achievement on the course/completion of the garment will depend on existing skills level. It is recommended that students have additional time that they can spend working outside the lessons, due to the labour intensive nature of the specialism.

    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 note taking kit: notepad, pens, pencils, sharpener, rubber, calculator, A4 ring binder for hand outs -You must provide your own materials, haberdashery, threads, etc. for your projects and this will be discussed towards the beginning of your course -Some specialised materials, including calico for toiling, are available for purchase from your tutor at cost price -Paper -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 Tailored Trouser course next to continue building on your skills or explore some of our other 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!