Module 1 - Pattern Cutting and Professional Sewing Techniques -
8 - 19 July 2013
For this module, you will be instructed on the rudiments of pattern cutting from measuring to the detailing and manufacture of womenswear and menswear garments. This is designed to give you a grounding in how to produce a fully formed garment using all the facilities and expertise of the prestigious fashion department at Kingston University. All materials and equipment will be provided alongside expert tuition.
Areas covered in this module will include;
- Introduction to industrial sewing machines and flat patterns Introduction to presser’s (heavy duty ironing)
- Measurements of the body in relation to garment production
- Seam and detail construction
- Pleats, darts, gathering, buttonholes, collar and facing applications including pockets and zips
- Toile making – range of line drawings of toile to understand the 3D nature of the object.
A major feature of this intensive 2-week module will be the study of cut work organisation, and how to progress this into garment assembly. This will be a prominent feature which you will need to fully understand to be apply it to module 3 - Garment Production.