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Level 1 Perfect Patterns – Learner Feedback from Academic Year 2020/21


In 2013 Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) quickly realised the importance of  ensuring that their learner’s were industry ready for either securing employment or starting their own business. However, stitching is only one part of the garment making process and to provide a full rounded education for their learners of the Fashion Technology Academy FEL started to review patterns and how industry patterns should be created.

In 2015 FEL commenced work on creating Perfect Pattern courses with the ABC Awards (now SEG) and launched the new qualifications successfully.

The Level 1 course comprises of…

What you will study:

You will study 5 units, each 6 credits which, upon successful completion, will gain you the SEG ABC Level 1 Award in Fashion and Textiles.

Pattern Construction (Industrial), 6 credits

You will be taught how to make flat patterns using a range of practical techniques; this will include measuring, basic lay planning and safe practice.

Garment Construction (Industrial), 6 credits

You will be taught basic technical knowledge and practical skills in garment construction and using industrial sewing machinery. Classes will include how to use interfacing, insert a zip and use an industrial presser safely.

Health & Safety in the Work Room, 4 credits

You will learn the health and safety requirement of a garment work room and factory. You will also be taught how to use the equipment safely and required protective clothing for industry.

Design Principles in Fashion, 6 credits

You will learn to understand the importance of colour in design, range research, history of fashion and how this information can be used to influence your design of garments and collections.

Fashion Design Illustration, 3 credits

How to draw fashion illustration in proportion, learn illustrations movement, how to use different art mediums to give texture and colour, plus fundamental principles of technical drawing for industry.

Feedback from the learners from academic year 2020/21 has been particularly strong, especially when you consider that many of the learners had to learn online during COVID-19 lockdowns. Credit to the tutors who successfully migrated the courses onto an online platform with Microsoft Teams. The success rates have continued to be high and they are a credit to the entire team behind the Fashion Technology Academy.

Learner’s feedback included:

Learner A said: “Making pattern blocks, drawing and creating mood boards were my areas of interest and I enjoyed learning about all of these units.”

Learner B said: “I really enjoyed the pattern making process and getting the fit right.”

Learner C commented: “I learnt how to create a mood board, research and sketch to create a collection for my pattern cutting project.”

Learner D said: “I now really understand how to create patterns + blocks.”

Learner E commented: “I learnt how to draft patterns technically along with fashion illustration and pattern making techniques.”

Learner F said: “I really enjoyed making pattern blocks and gained a good understanding of the entire process.”

Again well done to the team for achieving such great completion rates.

Tap here to find out more about the Level 1 Pattern Cutting Award.

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