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Intro Patternmaking 2019

Intro Patternmaking 2019

Held either in the evening or on a series on Saturdays, the Pattern making course is designed so you can make unique garments that fit you.  First you will learn to patterndraft in a standard size 12. We use full size pattern drafting so you understand the scale. The results will astound you, using our own specifically designed template for bodice blocks, and developed course materials based on years of experience. You will learn skills to enable you to create styles yourself rather than taking a ready-made pattern, and adapting it with less than satisfactory results. We supply most of the materials you will need for this course see the tab below for the full list of supplies.

You will learn the skills required by creating your own blocks and through tutor guided adaptions.

  • Basic Skirt Block – a number of adaptations to extend your imagination.
  • Basic Trouser Block – 3 adaptations.
  • Basic Knit Bodice Block – adaptations for ‘T’s
  • Fitted Bodice Block – adaptations for fitted shirts and dresses.

The Saturday Pattern Making course will take 8  weeks to complete Saturdays 9.30am – 1.30pm.

The Evening Patternmaking Course is given over 4 months 1st Semester on Monday evenings. 6.30pm – 9.30pm, 2nd Semester Tuesday evenings.

  • When you complete the course you will receive a Certificate in Apparel Creation – Patternmaking – Level 3


Supplied with course

  • NZAF Specialised Bodice Template and course workbooks supplied with course fee
  • 1 x length of Fabric Felt 1/2 metre for tracing off patterns and protecting table tops
  • 1 x sellotape
  • 1 x tape measure
  • 1 x Set Square
  • 1 x Tracing Wheel
  • 1 x Awl
  • 1 x French Curve
  • 4 x Coloured Felt Pens
  • 1 x Mechanical Pencil 2B
  • 1 x Paper Scissor
  • 1 x Eraser
  • Supplies case
  • Felt

Saturday Intake 1

Saturday 9.30am – 1.30pm
Sep 14 21
Oct 19 26
Nov 2 9
Nov 16 23

Evening Intake 1

Monday Evening 6.30pm – 9.30pm
April 29
May 6 13 20 27
June 10 17 24
July 1 22 29
August 5 12 19 26
September 2 9

“Awesome course. Highly recommended to anyone who is a sewer. Far exceeded any expectations I had of this course.” Elva Prier – 2012 

“Can’t wait to start designing my own clothes!” Nadine Burgess – 2012

We have an interest free installment plan – see enrolment for details

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