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Asian Clothes Making - Intermediate and Advanced

Course aims

To build on experience gained at beginners and intermediate level and extend knowledge of equipment by introducing more advanced equipment such as industrial machinery used to produce Asian fashion to industry standard.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Colour co-ordinate fabrics as a mood board and select appropriate fabrics for production of clothes.
  • Use tools equipment and industrial equipment safely and correctly.
  • Care for and clean equipment after usage.
  • Independently thread a range of sewing machines.
  • Independently take and record body measurements.
  • Independently select fabrics, interfacings and haberdashery.
  • Produce drawings and sketches leading to a working design.
  • Produce a pattern using pattern drafting techniques.
  • Independently use a range of sewing machine accessories used to insert zips, fastenings and create decorative necklines and cuffs.
  • Produce your outfit to industry standard.
  • Produce a folder of evidence containing design ideas and suitable fabrics.

Who is the course for?

This course is for learners who have completed a minimum of two years at beginner’s level and have a competent level of skill to independently produce Asian clothes and/or wish to progress to study at a higher level.

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?

Level 1 in literacy and numeracy (free help is available in BAES if required) and prior knowledge of using tools, equipment and making clothes. At the start of this course, your tutor will carry out an initial assessment to check that the level is suitable for you.

Will I gain any qualifications?

No this is a non-accredited course.

How will I learn?

  • Tutor demonstration and instruction.
  • Practical experimentation and exploration.
  • Using a range of tools and equipment.
  • Experimenting and exploring machine accessories.
  • Production of samples.
  • Mood board for design ideas.
  • Design and production of Shalwar, Kameez, or Asian suit.

What could this course lead to?

The course provides a base for learners to progress onto courses such as clothes making and soft furnishings at NCFE level 2.

What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

This will be discussed at Induction. There will be a cost involved in providing materials for this course.

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