PATTERN MAKING & ASSEMBLING TECHNIQUE

Start Dates: January 13, May 11, September 8

Its amazing how much they can teach you in just 4 months! I came here having just basic sewing skills and now I know how to produce pretty much any of the clothes I see around!
— Tanya Kim, Pattern Making and Assembly Student

The course enables students to become industry proficient in pattern making, fit and sewing construction. The first six weeks are dedicated to learning the fundamentals of pattern making, fit and sewing, and by Week 7 students choose their ‘design’ stream: active/technical wear, evening wear, contemporary women’s or menswear. Students produce garments throughout their studies and create a cohesive 6-piece collection as their final project. Some sewing experience is required. Some manual pattern making experience is recommended to take this course. 

 
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PROGRAM DURATION: 14 WEEKS X 20 HOURS A WEEK

LECTURE: 8 HOURS A WEEK
LAB: 12 HOURS A WEEK

 
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CLASSES INCLUDE:

 

INTRODUCTION TO PATTERN MAKING

  • Introduction to flat pattern-making methods and concepts

  • Drafting basic pattern blocks – front and back bodice, waistbands, hems

  • Creating dart manipulations

  • Understanding components of a garment – fly zipper, kick pleats, vents, pockets

  • Terminology of garment and pattern parts

  • Pattern marking, labeling, and pattern sequence

FIT AND MEASUREMENT

  • Learn how to take personal measurements

  • Go through a garment fitting, understanding the principles and assessing garment fit

  • Learning how to measure a Mannequin

  • Be able to correct fit and adjust patterns

 

DRAFTING

  • Draft bottoms such as sleeve, skirt and pant slopers

  • Create a draft for a button-up shirt pattern

  • Draft a dress pattern

  • Learn how to draft a flared/gored/pleated skirt patterns

  • Create collars

  • Be able to manipulate patterns

  • Draft men’s bodice sloper

  • Draft kid’s bodice sloper

GARMENT ASSEMBLY AND TEXTILES

  • Learn how to use of equipment, maintenance, and safety

  • Practice sewing techniques such as: stitches, seams, hem finishes, zipper applications, waistband applications, pleats, by creating a sample sewing book

  • Practice sewing straight line, curve line and back stitch

  • Learn how to construct and sew vents, pocket and lining

  • Understand how to cut and prepare textiles for garment assembly

  • Learn how to identify fabrics and weaves

  • Understand fabric characteristics – grain and weight

  • Learn how to insert different types of fusion

 

PRESENTATION

  • Final: Students will create a 6 piece collection using pattern making techniques

  • Students will present their final presentation to peers, the Dean of The Cut Fashion Design Academy and the course instructor

 
 
 

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Meet Your instructors

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Star Hoerauf

Star is an award-winning designer of technical outerwear and a pioneer in the realm of high-performance technical apparel. She has spent most of her career innovating synthetic fabrics and creating cutting edge construction techniques. Star is passionately focused on small-scale domestic manufacturing and the use of high-performance natural fibers.

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Jin Ju Nam

Jinju majored Fashion design at Visual Collage of Art and Design. One of the selected graduated student for opening Jason Matlo’s runway in Eco fashion week and one of the designers in VCAD 81 lbs challenge for Eco Fashion week showcase. Internship at Jason Matlo and junior assistant designer at Roxanne Nikki

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Patty Nayal

Patty Nayel is a Canadian born fashion designer who is based out of North Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduating from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2009 with a degree in Fashion Design, Patty started her career as a technical designer in the lingerie industry. While working there, she started her eco Bridal brand, Pure Magnolia, as a side project and launched the brand as a full collection in 2010.


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TURNING YOUR EDUCATION INTO A CAREER

FASHION DESIGNER

PATTERN MAKER

SAMPLE SEWER


PROGRAM PRICE

APPLICATION FEE (ALL STUDENTS): $50

ASSESSMENT FEE (ALL STUDENTS): $100

TUITION: $6,995
(Does not include books and materials, check program outline for details)


This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training

The Cut Fashion Design Academy is designated with PTIB