Pattern Making and Garment Construction*
If you would like to start your career as a designer, dressmaker, pattern maker, sample hand, machinist or want to start your own label, then this is the course for you! Based on current industry methods, this course is suitable for students who are seeking hands on experience.
The Certificate of Pattern making and Garment Construction course can be studied by beginners as well as those with some sewing and pattern making knowledge. The level of proficiency achieved will depend very much on the willingness of the student to learn and to complete the set tasks, requiring consistent application at home as well as in the classroom.
- Pattern making, grading and fitting according to recognised Australian Standard sizes.
- Construction in calico of master patterns, prototypes, and samples of skirts, pants, shirts and jackets.
- Conversion to fifth scale of all full scale patterns studied, to form a permanent reference manual.
- Basic construction and sewing skills covering: darts, seams, waistbands, collars, cuffs, facings, pockets, buttons, buttonholes, zips, plackets, hems, linings, pads, sleeves.
- Proficiency in the use of industrial sewing machines, and pattern making equipment.
- Pressing techniques.
- Completion of set assignments on time and to the required standard.
- Year 12 preferred.
- Access to sewing machine
- Sufficient time at home for punctual completion of assigments and set tasks
185 Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Course Start Dates
Applications are currently being accepted for the following start dates:
March 2015 & June 2015
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I feel totally confident about finding a full time position in a retail company where I can use my skills learnt from the course to pursue a successful career in management.SophieStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2010
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The course content was really broad and enabled the students to work with a complete range of millinery materials and techniques.KelliStudied Certificate in Milinery, Construction & Design in 2010
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Being taught by professionals who work in the fashion industry is really interesting and gives you an insight into how the industry works in the real world.MajaStudied Fashion Design in 2012
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Throughout my 3 years, I was astounded at the broad selection of industry relevant subjects offered to students.StaceyStudied Fashion Design in 2012
The course gave me so much confidence in my abilities as a designer and the teachers had such an in depth knowlege of the fashion design industry that I felt ready to hit the ground running.VanessaAdvanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology, 2012
The teachers made me thrive with their wealth of knowledge, experience and willingness to assist with any questions… and trust me I had plenty.KimberlyStudied Certificate in Fashion Business in 2008
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