Pattern Cutting and Drafting: Methods of Creating Fullness
- Level(s) of Study: Short course
- Start Date(s): 3 March 2024
- Duration: Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, three days
- Study Mode(s): Short course
- Campus: City Campus
This course will provide you with the techniques required for creating fullness in your garments, producing new shapes and silhouettes from a body block that you have already created.
It’s suitable for people who are interested in further developing their skills in womenswear, and is ideal if you have completed the ‘Pattern Drafting and Cutting for Beginners’ course or have a sewing background and have used commercial or shop-bought patterns.
This course will start by refreshing your knowledge of how to take measurements correctly and how to draft pattern pieces from a block.
There will also be a reminder about fabric lay planning, fabric marking and cutting, and toile assembly and fitting. You will then move quickly on to learning how to create fullness.
You’ll be part of a design community in our creative studio culture; one that promotes discussion and collaboration, and encourages experimentation and the constant swapping of ideas.
With a limited class size you'll have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue developing your designs at home or work.
Benefit from learning with an experienced tutor who has established links to the profession and significant experience working in varied practices.
On successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance.
How you’re taught
This course will be delivered in person on Nottingham Trent University City Campus.
By the end of the course, you will have consolidated the skills from the previous beginner’s course, and learnt how to creating fullness in your next projects.
Leann Marshall has had a varied career as a costumer for film and theatre, a couture retailer and now runs a bespoke bridal wear design service, alongside prom wear, alterations and occasional interior styling and design projects.
Additional to working in the garment industry, Leann has had much experience in teaching others in the skills of sewing and garment construction.
Whilst a lot of materials, spare equipment and calico are supplied, you should bring along your own sewing kit, to include:
pencils (HB and coloured)
large set square
a roll of masking tape
You should also bring on the first day a previously made basic body block and sleeve block.
Campus and facilities
Entry requirements: You must have prior knowledge of the drafting process, and have a basic close-fit body block to bring with you.
How to apply
You can book your place via the NTU online store: