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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Other textile courses are offered at Eastleigh College - please browse the website for more information.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is suitable for dressmakers of all levels, although you must have at least some basic dressmaking skills and knowledge in order to benefit from this course.

What does this programme involve?

This course is suitable for those who would like to learn the basic principles of flat pattern cutting processes using pattern blocks.

An overview will be given of the basic adaptations of tops, skirts and trousers, including dart transformation, panels, adding volume, and simple silhouette changes. Students will use provided pattern blocks in one size as a starting point. These can be resized.

This course is also suitable for ready bought pattern alterations.

A college certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This course is taught and assessed through practical demonstration and hands on activities.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring along to the workshop:

- Dot and cross pattern cutting paper - 4M
- Pattern master/maker or similar larger ruler with right corner and curve
- Markers in a few different colours
- Masking tape
- Tape measure
- Notepad and pen

Please ensure your course is running before purchasing materials.

Students will be responsible for the purchase of any necessary materials relating to the course.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C313X Eastleigh College 23/11/2019 Sat 09:30 – 14:30 1 £46.00 £46.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

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