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Award in Flat Pattern Drafting – 1

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Award in Flat Pattern Drafting - 1


MQF Level
17:30 - 19:30
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face 100%


Course Description

Pattern drafting is a skills-based unit and will allow students to demonstrate they have the necessary skills to be able to use flat pattern drafting competently and develop an understanding of the role this plays in the design and make sector of the fashion industry

It is important that those working in these areas of design and construction within the fashion industry, understand the principles of basic pattern drafting.

This unit explores the processes of pattern drafting, and is relevant to students wishing to develop their knowledge and provide solutions for design problems.

On completion of the unit, the student will understand the need for the terminology associated with pattern drafting, Students will be taught how to produce patterns that may be more technically complex, as well as developing the knowledge and skills to produce these.

The student will be able to construct basic pattern drafting techniques from standard blocks, in full scale and include a range of design details and style requirements. The student will be able to adapt these for their own designs and understand and recognise construction lines on pattern blocks, how to position pattern markings, dart manipulation and include relevant sizing information, including taking and using own measurements.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Produce flat pattern drafts from various standard blocks, including construction lines and pattern markings.
  2. Draft flat pattern adaptations for a variety of style requirements.
  3. Produce a full-scale, finished pattern from own design and measurements.
  4. Present a collection of patterns including manipulations and developments in working file /PORTFOLIO.

Entry requirements:

  • No entry requirements are needed however; applicant should be at least 18 years of age.
  • Having a good level of Literacy (particularly in the English Language) and Numeracy would however, be an asset.

Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.

NOTE: Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test. The Lecturer will inform students of the Assessment applicable for this course. However, the assessment is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.

MCAST Certificate of Attendance

  • An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.

MCAST Certificate of Achievement

  • An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria AND ALSO choose to sit and pass the course assessment/s.
  • Students who opt not to sit for the assessment/s or fail (the assessment/s) will however be awarded an MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfil the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.
  • Students who do not meet the minimum 80% attendance criteria, will not be eligible to any certificates at all, even if the student is allowed to be assessed by the Lecturer and receives a positive result/grade.

Tools, Materials/Consumables/Stationery

Students need to supply their own tools, materials/consumables, and stationery items. All Students will be informed by the Lecturer which small tools, materials and stationery are required to follow the course with profit.

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