Pattern Making & Assembling Technique

The Pattern Making and Construction Module consists of 14 weeks of intensive skill building. The course enables students to become industry proficient in Pattern Making, fit and sewing construction. The first six weeks are dedicated to learning the fundamentals of pattern making, fit and sewing, and by Week 7 students choose their ‘design’ stream: active/technical wear, evening wear, contemporary women’s or menswear. A small class size of 6 allows for individual attention, where we provide an industry-level professional environment and the opportunity for students to learn the necessary specialized skills through hands-on training by highly qualified professors. Students produce garments throughout their studies and create a cohesive 6-piece collection as their final project. Some sewing experience is required. sheets, and costing of markers. Some manual pattern making experience is recommended to take this course.

Additional Pattern Making Modules

Couture Pattern Making Evening Wear / Special Occassion Level 2
Technical Pattern Making Advanced Outerwear / Active Wear Level 2


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Term: 14 weeks x 20 hrs/week = 280 hours
Weekly: Lecture 8 hours/week. Lab 12 hours/week

View 2018-2019 Academic Calendar here


  • Introduction to flat pattern-making methods and concepts
  • Drafting basic pattern blocks – front and back bodice, waistbands, hems
  • Creating dart manipulations
  • Understanding components of a garment – fly zipper, kick pleats, vents, pockets
  • Terminology of garment and pattern parts
  • Pattern marking, labeling, and pattern sequence


  • Learn how to take personal measurements
  • Go through a garment fitting, understanding the principles and assessing garment fit
  • Learning how to measure a Mannequin
  • Be able to correct fit and adjust pattern


  • Draft bottoms such as sleeve, skirt and pant slopers
  • Create a draft for a button-up shirt pattern
  • Draft a dress pattern
  • Learn how to draft a flared/gored/pleated skirt patterns
  • Create collars
  • Be able to manipulate patterns
  • Draft men’s bodice sloper
  • Draft kid’s bodice sloper


  • Learn how to use of equipment, maintenance, and safety
  • Practice sewing techniques such as: stitches, seams, hem finishes, zipper applications, waistband applications, pleats, by creating a sample sewing book
  • Practice sewing straight line, curve line and back stitch
  • Learn how to construct and sew vents, pocket and lining
  • Understand how to cut and prepare textiles for garment assembly
  • Learn how to identify fabrics and weaves
  • Understand fabric characteristics – grain and weight
  • Learn how to insert different types of fusing


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