TECHNICAL PATTERN MAKING ADVANCED OUTERWEAR / ACTIVE WEAR LEVEL 2

In this challenging and industry-specific course, you will learn how technical apparel is designed and manufactured. With a focus on pattern making that uses the technical and performance properties of various fabrics for specific end-uses such as sports, recreation, survival, and protection, you will pursue advanced pattern making and garment assembly studies geared to the outdoor sports enthusiasts. You will acquire the knowledge of new fibres, fabrics and trims, and learn how to apply specific technical construction techniques to build performance garments. You will also visit local Vancouver manufacturers specializing in technical apparel manufacturing. For your final project, you will pattern and sew a four-piece capsule collection.

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
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PROGRAM DURATION: 14 WEEKS X 20 HOURS A WEEK

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

 

CLASSES INCLUDE:

 

PERFORMANCE TEXTILES, FIT & FEATURES

• Identify and work with specific manufacturing equipment

• Define the terminology common to the technical outerwear / active wear industry

• Identify performance textiles, fit and features

• Review leading products for performance design features

• Understand anatomic fit, and sport-specific movement

• Visit local factories

• Introduction to outerwear products, fabrics, features and specific manufacturing techniques

LAYERS

•Understand the application of base layers

•Apply the considerations given for creating base layer products (seam placement, fit, layering, features, fabrics and construction)

• Review competitive samples and key design features

•Understand and apply the application of mid layers (fleece, synthetic insulation)

•Review Yoga pant and top; fit and identify corrections

•Draft and sew mid-layers, both fleece and synthetic insulation

• Learning about down insulation

 

TECHNICAL PANT

•Comprehend all considerations for technical pants (hiking, running, mountaineering – lightweight to alpine weight soft-shell)

• Apply sizing and fit considerations for technical end uses

•Advanced fabrics and trims

•Performance construction techniques

•Review and fit Yoga Pant corrections, and active top (if necessary)

OUTERWEAR

•Introduction and exploration of hoods (one of the most difficult elements of outerwear to fit well)

•Draft and sew muslin or mock-ups of basic outerwear shell block, including hood

•Refine body block for fit, seam placement, articulation and mobility

• Examine general and sport-specific features (cuff closures, ventilation, innovative closures or adjustments)

•Examine construction necessary to make a garment with an attached lining waterproof

 

PRESENTATION

•Final: Students will create a 2 final looks included one knit piece and one 3 layered piece

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

 
 

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TURNING YOUR EDUCATION INTO A CAREER

TECHNICAL APPAREL DESIGNER

PATTERN GRADER

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 interim designated with PTIB