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Art School: Introduction to Pattern Drafting - Basic Bodice Block

Subject Area
Art & Design
Start Date
January 2023
Study Mode
Evening
Duration
10 weeks
Entry Requirements
Basic machine sewing skills are desirable. No pattern cutting experience is required.

This course will introduce the core skills of pattern drafting, which will enable you to draft your own basic bodice block (hourglass or straight fit) to create simple patterns.

This course is aimed at individuals who have basic machine sewing skills, who would like to learn how to draft a personalised basic bodice block to create their own patterns from.

If students have a sewing machine at home, they should tell their tutor on the first evening; while sewing machines are available for use, it is very helpful for students to use their own domestic machine and will enable you to familiarise yourself with your own equipment.

Entry requirements

Basic machine sewing skills are desirable. No pattern cutting experience is required.

Course units

You will be guided through how to create your own personalised pattern block and the various techniques which will enable you to alter a bodice and sleeve block (non-stretch). During the course, you will learn how to alter you pattern by moving the position of darts and transforming the bodice into panels.

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

  • Draft a bodice block to your own measurements
  • Move the darts and create panels
  • Use balance marks, grainlines, and other technical information
  • Add seam allowance to your pattern

Assessments

TBC

Course fees

£275

Course progression

Completion of this course will enable students to progress on to various other Art & Design courses available at York College.

Dates and course durations

6.00pm - 8.30pm (Monday 9th January-Thursday 20th March 2023)

10 weeks.

Study methods

This course is classroom-based with a mixture of whole class demonstration and individual one to one help.

Facilities

As well as specialist creative and art facilities, students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Additional costs

Course materials required:

  • A basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure.
  • Notepad and 2/3 colour pens, mechanical pencil, eraser, and paper scissors.
  • A4 ring binder file

Pattern cutting tools are provided for use in the studio.

Course progression

Completion of this course will enable students to progress on to various other Art & Design courses available at York College.

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