This is a 1-year course leading to a City & Guilds Level 2 Design & Craft qualification: 7716-32 Fashion wear
You will study:
Skills for Garment Making
You will learn how to use a sewing machine as you develop your skills in a variety of techniques and processes used for making clothes such as seam types and hems, fastenings including zips and buttonholes, shaping using darts and gathers, pockets, facings, collars and cuffs and waistbands. You will learn about choosing and using appropriate fabrics and how to utilise the elements of design such as colour, line and shape when selecting and adapting the garments you will make.
Terms 2 & 3
There are 3 making projects during these terms which will enable you to put the skills you have learnt into practice - you can choose to make the clothes for adults or children.
i. A blouse or shirt
ii. A skirt or trousers
iii. A waistcoat
You will be fully supported in selecting patterns and fabrics for your projects. You will learn how to use patterns and adapt them for a personal fit and you will be shown how to apply design principles as you customise and embellish the clothing that you make.