On this course you'll learn the basics of pattern cutting to manipulate patterns for bodices, skirts and sleeves. These techniques will enable you to transform patterns to a style that suits you.

You'll cover:

  • Dart manipulation
  • Slashing and spreading
  • Taking accurate body measurements
  • Pattern landmarks


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.


You'll keep an individual progress record and there will be question and answer sessions with your tutor.

Entry Requirements

You'll need basic sewing skills.

Next Steps

This course is a great starting point if you want to work in fashion or design your own clothes at home or professionally. You could develop your skills further on another fashion or sewing course with us.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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