When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Nadia Goretti
  • Course Code W24FASA08A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn how to construct a pair of ready to wear trousers for men or women, from a flat pattern to a finished pair of trousers. You will be introduced to a mix of production and craft methods. A basic trousers pattern will be supplied, with the possibility of personal customisation depending on your skills. You will learn the necessary techniques to sew side seam pockets, a zip front fly and waistband and learn how to press the completed garment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • To understand the pattern overview and requirements
  • To lay, mark inlay and cut out trousers
  • To know how to sew darts, slant pocket, zip front fly and hemming stitch
  • To apply appropriate pressing techniques during construction and completed garment

Class format and activities

Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate. You will receive feedback throughout your course to help you develop your skills. For you to be able to achieve on this practical class punctuality and attendance are key. Please inform your tutor of any absences. Microsoft Teams will be used for general class specific communication and for posting additional information. Health and safety inductions are planned into your course delivery, and you are asked not to use any machinery or specialist equipment until you have received specific training. Morley provides a positive and friendly atmosphere and to support this all students should be considerate and kind and work in a collegiate and collaborative way and to not monopolise the tutor.

Entry requirements

This is an Intermediate level course. This course is suitable for beginners to tailoring but intermediate sewing skills are required. Hand sewing skills are not essential but would be an advantage.

What you need to know before you enrol

Activities in class can involve standing at high tables for a period of time. Please let the tutor know if this would be difficult for you. Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear building and there is lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating and drinking is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Students must be able to read, write and understand fluent English. Digital, mathematics and numeracy skills are desirable but not essential.

What you need

A basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, trimming scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure, hand sewing needles, tracing wheel, unpicker, thimble, tailor’s chalk, matching colour threads for your fabric, paper scissors, notepad, pens, HB pencil, sharpener, and eraser. Also: A list of suitable material and suppliers will be provided the first week of class. All students must purchase their own fabric, haberdashery, interfacing, threads, etc. Recommended fabric amount (1.5m)

What you can do next

Ready for more? So are we! Try our Tailored Jacket course next to continue building on your skills or explore some of our other Clothes Making and Pattern Cutting courses. Continue your journey with us in a variety of engaging courses on offer all the way up to a full BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. Visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk today for more inspiration and information!