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Are you addicted to Sewing, Dressmaking or Fashion Design? Are you looking for a short course or perhaps something more advanced? Regardless of your needs, the passionate team at Learning Cloud has got you covered but be warned!
WARNING: THESE COURSES ARE EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE AND MAY CAUSE RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS!
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Does this sound like you? if so, you’ll be joining one of the worlds largest industries, fashion offers many career opportunities, and with the guidance of our experienced tutors, you can turn your love of fabric and style into a wonderful new career, profitable hobby or rewarding interest. Learning Clouds Fashion Design & Dressmaking course will teach you about colours and fabrics, and how to produce professional-looking sketches and patterns. We also cover all aspects of making a garment from start to finish, show you how to communicate your ideas, along with tips for working in the industry. Plus, as your course is delivered by correspondence, there are no timetables to adhere to so your study can fit around your current lifestyle.
MODULE 1: FASHION AWARENESS
Fashion awareness; skill requirements; the big picture; the individual; clothing ranges – budget, middle-of-the-road and expensive; seasonal and personal colours; colour groups; patterns; textures; style and seam lines; figure analysis; measuring the body; glossary; templates for clothing design; body measurement sheets.
MODULE 2: PATTERNS
Original pattern blocks; trace patterns; commercial patterns; misses/women’s measurement sheet; pattern envelope; inside the envelope; numbered pattern pieces; cutting layouts; sewing instructions; selecting fabric; layout instructions; reading the pattern; cutting and stitching lines; notches and darts; pleats; gathering lines and buttonholes; choosing your pattern size; basic alterations; fabric preparation; grainline gauge; commercial patterns.
MODULE 3: FIBRES AND TOOLS
Natural and man-made fibres; fashion fabrics; woven constructions – plain weave, weft and warp threads and bias; knit fabrics; modern developments in fabrics; special fabrics; essential tools; tools for marking; essential equipment; selecting a sewing machine; types of sewing machines; 4 main stitch formations; sewing machine features and parts; maintenance; overlocker; additional tools and equipment; storage.
MODULE 4: LAYOUTS AND SEAMS
Tips for cutting fabrics; marking-up; tools; stitched markings; hand basting; shaping and controlling fullness, darts; gathers and ruffles; tiers; seams – open, French, layered, welt and princess-style; seam finishing techniques – zigzag and serpentine stitch, clean finish and bound.
MODULE 5: LININGS, FACINGS, COLLARS, CUFFS AND POCKETS
Lining; underlining; interfacing; fusible interfacing; options; facings; understitching; extended and bias facings; necklines; collars – flat, one-piece, mandarin and Peter Pan; cuffs and openings; continuous band and straight cuffs; sleeve openings for cuffs; pockets – unlined patch, lined and pocket bag in a seam.
MODULE 6: ZIPPERS, BUTTONHOLES, SLEEVES AND HEMS
Hand-sewing stitches – basting, running, backstitch, overcast and slipstitch; closures and fastenings; zippers; buttonholes and buttons; sleeves; sleeve styles; waistbands; pull-on and fitted; hems – lean-finished, double-stitched, zigzag and tailor’s; constructing a shirt.
MODULE 7: TOILES, MACHINE STITCHES, YOKES, VENTS AND STRETCH SEWING
Fitting a toile; fabric layout; cutting guidelines; fusible interfacings; basic machine stitches – straight, backstitch, basting, blind hemming, ease stitching, topstitch, edge stitch, elastic stitching, gathering, satin, stay, under-stitch, zigzag and triple-straight stitch; speciality overlock stitches; selecting a stitch type, length and width; yokes; vents; stretch sewing; overlocking; attaching ribbing and lace.
MODULE 8: FASHION AWARENESS II
Pleats; wardrobe and lifestyle; flatter your figure; basic body shapes and what to wear; hairstyles; make-up; planning a wardrobe; foundation and basic wardrobe; timeless classics; fashion updates; adapting old clothes; accessories.
MODULE 9: FASHION DRAWING AND DESIGNING
Introduction to fashion drawing; working from a template; presentation; drawing mediums – ink, graphite, coloured pencils, marker pens, watercolour and crayons; how designers work; different areas of design – haute couture, designer label, ready-to-wear and mass market; history of design; designing a collection; themes; Australian and New Zealand designers; producing a collection; my designs in the marketplace.
MODULE 10: STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Work experience; sample letters for work experience and designs; working with customers; the workroom; quotations; style details; stationery; measuring the client; fittings and alterations; deposit; making payments; packaging; garment storage; filing systems; advertising; the Internet; operating capital; record keeping; paying bills; petty cash; taxes; insurance; terms and conditions; financial records; types of business operations.
For more information about our Dressmaking and Fashion Design course, just request your free course information pack.
If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant SchemeStudent support
We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.
As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.
STUDENT SERVICES PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
How will this course advance my career?
Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.
Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.
College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings
The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).
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