Course details

Course code


Start date


Course length

12 hours (2 x 6 hour sessions)

Mode of study

Face to face


Chandos Pole Street, Derby Campus

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times


Course description

This short course enables you to improve your manufacturing skills for fashion, learn to develop industry-level patterns with accuracy and learn relevant industry terminology.

You will develop a made-to-measure basic skirt block using draping for pattern development. You will work in pairs to drape the skirt shape on each other and transition your own draped skirt into 2D using pattern paper.

You will then create a sample in calico to test the fit, giving you the opportunity to learn about lay planning, pattern preparation, garment construction and finishing techniques.


Programme Leader

Harriet Kjellmann

Learning outcomes

By the end of the two sessions you should have the following skills: draping on a model, tracing draped blocks on to paper, applying pattern markings on draft, marking grain line, lay planning, cutting fabric correctly, adding seam allowances, sewing an invisible zip, seam finishing, hemming, sewing a facing and pressing.

Entry requirements

This course is ideal for students of all skills levels. You will need to have completed the Introduction to Industrial Machinery workshop first, or have proven experience with the industrial machinery used in a sewing studio.

Fees and funding


How to apply

If you wish to make an enquiry about this course, please contact Bev Reardon at

We are no longer accepting applications for this short course, please refer to our short courses page for other opportunities. 
Please contact our Enquiry Team for more information.

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