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.
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
MCAST Certificate of Achievement
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.