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Fashion Patternmaking for 16 to 18 Year Olds Short Course

Course description

This course is tailored to meet the needs of young novices who want to learn and practise the art of patternmaking for fashion studies. Tutor-led demonstrations will provide the starting point from which you will practise and develop your skills and aesthetic values. With this understanding and knowledge in place, you will be able to draw on these skills as the starting point to further develop the art of patternmaking to realise your three dimensional designs.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor face to face
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Summer stays for 16 to 18 year olds

Did you know UAL accommodation is available for short course students during summer?  We offer two packages both include accommodation, breakfast, and 24 hour Student Ambassador support.

Add to your experience with a Summer Stays Social Package
Available between 18 July 2022 and ends on 12 August 2022. This package includes an events calendar put on by our Social Programme with daily activities. Find out more.

Accommodation only - available between 30 June 2022 and ends on 27 August 2022.

Short course students also receive a discounted rate when booking. Find out more and book your place.

Available dates

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Topics covered:

  • The course content will cover the basic rules of cutting various garment components such as bodice dart manipulation, simple sleeves and skirts.
  • It will also include various style lines and adding fullness through gathers and pleats.
  • You will be taught how to use specialist equipment, pattern terminology, and the correct written and drawn information that should be on the patterns.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Metric Graders Set Square or Pattern Master
  • Paper Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Tracing Wheel
  • Awl
  • Pen/Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Masking Tape or Glue Stick
  • Notepad
  • Pins
Meet the Tutor:

Learn and practise the art of patternmaking in this fashion course for teenagers. Tutor-led demonstrations will provide a starting point, leading you to develop the art of patternmaking to realise your three dimensional designs.

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