Meets twice a week; each in-class session is 3 hours.
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During this 14-section course, students will be introduced to all pattern-making tools, supplies, and terminology needed to draft patterns for children's wear. They will understand the children's wear market, including sizes and categories. In addition, students will learn how to measure a child size dress form and how to grade children's patterns. The course's main objective is to draft all the foundation pieces (front and back bodices, front and back skirts, basic sleeve, shift dress, and pants) needed to develop any design. After drafting the foundation pattern pieces, students will learn how to transfer all of them to oak tag paper, add seam allowance, and finish the patterns. Students also will develop unique patterns to complete a beautiful collection of children's designs.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Pattern Making Workshop.
List of Materials for Children's Wear 1
- Pattern notcher
- Pointed tracing wheel
- French Curve
- 18"/48cm See through ruler
- 24" hip curve
- Tape measure
- Mechanical pencil
- Dull Scotch tape
- Paper scissors
- Pattern hooks
- Sharpie permanent marker
- A roll of dotted pattern making paper
- A roll of oak tag pattern paper
ALL THESE MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PATTERN MAKING KIT SOLD AT THE SCHOOL - $125.00
Mandatory Textbook: Pattern Making for Fashion Design 5 edition by Helen Joseph.
*We update the course material list every 4 months, course instructors can request extra supplies not listed in the original material list.
Dates for the upcoming term are TBD. Please contact us for further questions at 786-909-6426
Terms: Students are responsible for buying all the materials and supplies for the course, including any mandatory textbooks. Make sure to read the "materials list" corresponding to this course or ask the school for one before paying for the course. Please obtain all of the requested supplies to ensure your ability to complete course assignments. The material list is updated every four months; course instructors can suggest extra supplies for the course not listed in the original material list.
Students need to be in class on time; instructors may deny entrance to class sessions if you are more than ten minutes late.
This course is seven (7) weeks and a total of 42 hours; if you miss six (6) or more hours during the seven (7) weeks, you automatically fail the course and need to pay and retake it.
We take pride in our curriculum, and our students need to meet the school's expectations. The student is responsible for completing every class assignment; failure to do this will result in failing the course. When receiving a quiz, only a "B"/80 or more is a passing grade for our courses.
School staff may take pictures and videos for social media, and by attending this course, you agree to be pictured in any of those promotional materials.
Cancellation and refund policy: Space and schedules are limited at the Fashion Institute of Florida. Therefore, if students decide to cancel their registration for any reason within 15 days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $100.00 cancellation fee. If students choose to cancel their registration for any reason within seven (7) days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $200.00 cancellation fee. The course cost is not refundable after the 1st day of class. FIF reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment and to postpone classes due to circumstances beyond the Fashion Institute of Florida's control. We make every effort to notify students of postponements and cancellations at least 48 hours before the first scheduled class. FIF may elect to postpone a course to receive additional registrations to meet minimum enrollment requirements. Refund and cancellation policies are strictly enforced.
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