7 weeks long. Meets once a week for 3 hours.
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In this first of 2 levels, students will be introduced to all pattern making tools, supplies, and terminology needed to understand how 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 children’s size dress form and visualize body outlines.
The course’s main objective is to draft all the foundation pieces (front and back bodices, front and back skirt, 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. In the last week of this course, students will learn pattern making signs, how to trace foundation patterns, and how to add seam allowance.
After completing level 2, students will receive a certificate of completion and can participate in the fashion show.
Prerequisites: Sewing for Beginners and 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 coming soon.
Terms: Students are responsible to buy 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. Failure to obtain the supplies or some of it will limit your ability to complete course assignments. We update the course material list every 4 months, course instructors can request extra supplies for the course not listed in the original material list.
Each course is 7-weeks and a total of 21 hours, if you miss 6 or more hours on the 7 week period you automatically fail the course and need to pay and retake again.
Students need to be in class on time, instructors may deny entrance to class session if you are 10 or more minutes late.
We take pride in our curriculum and our students need to meet the school's expectations. The student is responsible for completing each and every class assignment, failure to this will result into failing the course. When receiving a quiz, only a “B” /80 or more is a passing grade for our courses.
This course is about practicing and each class section requires a least 3-5 hours of practice at home.
School staff might take pictures and or 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 scheduling is limited at The Fashion Institute of South 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 decide to cancel their registration for any reason, within 7 days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $200.00 cancellation fee. The cost of the course is not refundable after the 1st day of class. TFISF reserves the right to cancel any class by low enrollment and to postpone classes due to circumstances beyond The Fashion Institute of South Florida’s control. We make every effort to notify students of postponements and cancellations at least 48 hours before the first scheduled class. TFISF may elect to postpone a class in order to receive additional registrations to meet minimum enrollment requirements. Refund and cancellation policies are strictly enforced.
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