On-Campus Saturday Course

PATTERNMAKING
& GARMENT CONSTRUCTION

LEVEL ONE

The patterns and garments course will provide you with a foundation for understanding the principles of patternmaking and garment construction. In the garment construction class, practical exercises will demonstrate the translation of patterns into garments including samples of various construction details and you will be able to create a basic garment of your own design. At the end of this short course we will cover skirts and basic tops.

EVERY SATURDAY FROM

15 August until 3 October

DURATION: 8 Weeks
SATURDAYS: 9am-1pm
COST: R 5800

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The Course has started. Contact us at info@daf-academy.co.za for information on the next course.

By clicking the apply button, you will be redirected to the short course application form.  When you submit the form, you will be redirected to the payment options.  Your options are, Snapscan, Payjustnow (3 months installment interest free), Payfast, EFT, and cash/card at DAF campus.

COURSE OUTLINE

The Pattern Making & Garment Construction course is broken up into 8 four-hour lessons. These lessons will take place every Saturday from 9am-1pm for the duration of the course and be held on campus at Design Academy of Fashion. We will start with patternmaking introduction and principles and then move onto the garment construction side. You will receive engaging tasks and assignments.

You will be provided with course notes, resources, and lectures as well as practical on hand assistance from our facilitator. There will also be a whatsapp group and contact details for extra assistance to any questions during the week.

Week One

  • Lesson One: Introduction to pattern making tools and how to measure a customer and basic draughting techniques.
  • Lesson Two: Construct overgarment pattern and discuss details and how to write down construction details.
  • Lesson Three: Introduction to pockets, pleats and dart manipulation. Construction fo shirt block.
  • Lesson Four: Construct pants pattern with elasticated waistband.

Week Two

  • Lesson Five: Garment construction. Introduction to sewing machines and sewing. Laying, cutting and sewing sleeves.
  • Lesson Six: Sewing darts, seams, pleats and pockets.
  • Lesson Seven: Cutting, sewing shirt and fitting shirt, begin cutting pants.
  • Lesson Eight: Sewing up and fitting pants final garment.

YOUR COURSE CONVENER

Shaun Smith has been teaching and inspiring our Short Course students for the past two years and is currently studying towards his Masters Degree in Fashion. He has mastered the art of Pattern Making and is currently exploring the practical testing of unconventional pattern making. “Each garment we create possesses a certain energy, which allows the wearer to be transcended into a desired feeling”

COURSE OUTCOMES

At the end of this course you will receive a certificate of completion and be able to :

  • Understand the principles of Pattern making Garment construction.
  • Measure up and cut a pattern for a particular body/size.
  • Understand basic design and how to interpret that into a pattern and garment.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Required stationery and supplies to complete the course:

Pencil, Sharpener, Black marker / fine liner, Paper Scissors, Pritt, Eraser, L Square, Meter ruler, French curves, tracing wheel, Cotton thread, Fabric scissors, Pins, Tape Measure, Fabric marker/ tailor’s chalk. A selection of fabric and trim (to be decided upon choice of design)

Domestic sewing machine & Domestic Overlocker (optional)

P&GC01 APPLICATION FORM

When you select the “Proceed to Payment Options” you will be redirected to the payment page. 

Your have the option of Snapscan, Payjustnow (3 months installment interest free), Payfast, EFT, and cash/card at DAF campus.

ONLINE COURSES AVAILABLE

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FULL-TIME PROGRAMS

DIPLOMA

The three-year Diploma in Fashion is an accredited programme that provides the ultimate preparation needed to enter the fashion industry.

HIGHER CERTIFICATE

The one-year Higher Certificate in Fashion is an exciting one year program that provides a holistic overview of the clothing industry as you build, develop and create your brand vision.

The DAF Difference

In order to contribute to the world, we need to understand ourselves first.

The DAF curriculum is designed to unleash your full potential as a unique creative.  Focusing on the heart and mind of the individual, we explore, engage and experience the world around us.  When we understand ourselves and connect to the world, we are able to design and create with relevance and empathy.