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Art & Design

The Arts & Media campus at Kendal College is widely respected and has an excellent record of producing talented and successful creative students.

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Course Overview

Pattern Cutting is a craft associated with Clothing Design. Creativity and design flair are used by fashion designers and pattern cutters to produce beautiful clothes.

On this Pattern Cutting Course you will gain an understanding of how body measurements are used to create a Basic Block. You will learn how to adapt the Pattern Block to create a specific pattern by incorporating style detail.

- The course will cover producing a bodice block, sleeve block and skirts.
- How to move darts and add style detail such as pleats, panels and gathers.
- How to create a collar, cuff, waistband and facing.

This vocational course gives a flavour for those who wish to study for a formal qualification within the Clothing Industry. It will also suit you if you want to develop your personal creative skills further.

> Learning styles

This course will be taught using tutor led workshops through demonstrations, group discussion, and most importantly hands on practical tasks.

> What will I learn?

You will be guided through pattern drafting to produce:
- bodice block
- sleeve block
- skirt block
- circular skirt
- move darts and add style detail such as pleats, panels and gathers
- create a collar, cuff, waistband and facing

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, it is expected that you can use a sewing machine and can perform basic work independently.

There is a GBP20 workshop fee for this course, to cover materials, which is payable on enrolment.

After Your Course

On completion of the six week course, there will be no formal assessment of your portfolio.
This course could assist you to study to a higher level.
This course compliments NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft - Fashion Design (Design and Create).



Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

Student Finance
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

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Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: / 01539 814700.

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