English Plus Fashion: Making a Simple Garment

English Plus Fashion: Making a Simple Garment

Enhance your knowledge of how clothes are created and produce your own unique look.

Hours per week:

Level of English required: Pre-intermediate or above.

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to start to understand how clothes are put together, as it will introduce you to sewing and making a garment from a pattern. Working at your own pace, with a basic skirt pattern, you will learn how to interpret a pattern, cut out the fabric and sew your skirt together. With the guidance of the tutor you’ll work your way through the whole process, altering the skirt as necessary to ensure a good fit. Once happy with your practice garment, you’ll be able to recreate it in the fabric of your choice (time allowing), to take home with you.
This course includes:

  • Taking measurements
  • Preparing fabrics 
  • Laying and cutting
  • Marking
  • Understanding pattern and instructions terminology
  • Sewing and fitting
  • Pressing and finishing.


What is included?

  • 15 hours of General English tuition per week, Monday to Friday
  • 15 hours of garment-making, Monday to Friday
  • Regular tutorials and reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
  • Independent study facilities
  • Insurance
  • Certificate of attendance from the Language Centre and London College of Fashion.

How many students in a class?

For English language classes, the average number of students in a class is 10 students and the maximum is 14.
For garment-making, the average is 14 the maximum is 16.

What is the minimum age?


Do I need to have experience in the subject I want to study?

No, this course is designed as an introduction to garment-making.

Level of English required?

Pre-intermediate or above.

For more information on English levels, see the Your Language Level page.

Dates and Fees

Start datesDurationFees
17 July 20172 weeks£1,380