Applied Fashion Design & Production- Beginners (Fitted Dress Block)

Course code: 16077
Location: Brighton Senior Centre
Day/time: Friday 10.30am Weekly
Starts: 15 Jul   Ends: 16 Sep

This course takes a hands on approach in learning the basics in how you can use your body measurements to make a garment that fits. Learn to draft and fit a fitted dress block in a plain woven fabric then design a fitted top or dress that you will create in your own size. This course includes- How to prepare and

  • Take body measurements;
  • Draft the bodice pattern in various sizes including your own;
  • Sew a toile (model garment) using your pattern in your own size;
  • Do a fitting and prepare the final fitted dress pattern block;
  • Draw a fashion illustration and design, using the dress block as a basis;
  • Draw a trade sketch. Working plans;
  • Sew and construct a top or dress of your own design.

Some equipment and resources will be provided in class. Drafting templates, rulers and text books will be provided for classroom use only and will not to be distributed to students for home use. A $10.00 cover charge to provide- 5m polished white drafting paper 90cm wide & photocopying, instruction sheets and some expendables. Other equipment and materials will need to be purchased by students.

Prerequisites: No experience necessary and all levels and abilities are welcome and you can work at your own pace, however it is an advantage to have a sewing machine at home. There will be limited sewing machines in class so you are welcome to bring your own.

Sheila O’Shea
Sheila’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Education in Applied Science & I completed further studies in Clothing Design and Production as well as Assessment and Workplace Training. She has many years experience in teaching in schools in Design and Technology- Textiles and VET Applied Fashion Design and Production. I also have a small business in design and clothing.

Last updated 27 October 2015