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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

Digital Credentials (badges and certificates)

Students will receive a UAL Short Courses digital badge and certificate on completion of the course. Digital credentials are a great way to celebrate your accomplishments and stand out from the crowd. Find out more about our digital badges and credentials.

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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