Initially, the course offers students the opportunity to explore a range of basic pattern-cutting techniques, fabric manipulation and product construction, suitable for development towards Fashion outcomes. Students will be encouraged to research and develop their design understanding through personalised projects both in 2D and 3D. Students will explore the potential of sewing to build a body of sample small-scale fabric outcomes.
They will build on their knowledge as their understanding of the design process is integrated through design drawing, class talks, group/individual discussions and studio-based practice.
The next stage of the course offers the opportunity to explore how to adapt bought patterns as well as pattern-cutting techniques from basic blocks, fabric manipulation and product construction suitable for development towards Fashion outcomes.
Students will need to research and develop their design understanding through personalised projects both in 2D and 3D. They will explore working directly on the mannequin and sewing skills to build a body of sample outcomes.
Students are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and the work of other designers. This becomes a personal journal of their development during the course.