with Alison Monroe
Who is the course aimed at?
Intermediate pattern cutters. Students must already have the skirt, bodice and sleeve block, and have drafted some basic patterns from these blocks
What will students have learnt by the end of the course?
Develop techniques that include various sleeve and bodice styles, necklines and collars and drafting a final pattern that demonstrates confidence in adapting to bodice designs.
Do students need any skills, experience or qualifications before joining the course?
You will have completed the Introduction AND Step Up Pattern Cutting course online at Swarthmore. OR You must have the skirt, bodice and sleeve block already, and have drafted some basic patterns from these blocks, as it naturally follows on from the Step Up Pattern Cutting course. Dressmaking/sewing experience will be an advantage as you are drafting, you will also consider construction methods when toiling for fit and make appropriate adjustments to the patterns.
What equipment and materials will students need for the course?
What activities will the students take part in and how will the course be structured?
Online practical work.
Tutor demonstrations, handouts and live support and guidance with live demos.
What is expected of students in terms of personal or time commitment?
The course is very structured requiring a good level of concentration, therefore attendance is crucial. Students are expected to attend all sessions, and if they can't make it to inform the class tutor or centre as soon as possible. Students will also be expected to record their learning and progress with the support of their tutor. In some cases homework may be set.
How will students learning be assessed and reviewed?
Learners will complete an individual learning plan (ILP) after discussion with tutor. Continuous assessment of progress throughout the course, by observation and discussion. Progress will be recorded on ILPs. Students will complete an individual diary to record their learning each week. Students will recieve verbal and written feedback from their tutor.
What could students go onto to after they have finished the course?
Enrol on a higher level, advanced pattern cutting course which will further advancing your skills in pattern cutting. Students may also look into a career in this area of expertise.
How will students say what they think about the course?
Feedback can be given verbally to the tutor/curriculum manager or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback forms can be found on our website. Students also complete an end of course review.
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