Chiadi Lionel

Chiadi Lionel

Having heard about our Perfect Patterns course via our website, Chiadi enrolled on the course.

The FTA started running ‘Perfect Patterns’ in 2014 which was a Level 1 Award, it quickly became very popular and successful, this then lead to the Level 2 being launched.

A student on our Perfect Patterns Level One course led by tutor and senior pattern cutter Alice Prior, Chiadi Lionel enrolled on the course having seen it advertised on the FashionCapital website.  Keen to learn new skills that could be used in her future, Chiadi started the course in September.

Having now been on the course for some time, she tells us that she is learning a wide range of new skills that she feels she could use in a real working environment.

“On the course I have learnt so many new skills. I came with no prior experience but I know that I am progressing well and feel confident in my abilities.”

Perfect Patterns gives learners the ability to learn the fundamentals of pattern making: how to draft blocks and use them to create your patterns.  They have the ability to practice taking standard and personal measurements and can then apply them to their own patterns effectively. Taught using a range of methods and techniques including the unique Telestia system, Chiadi points out that this hands on practical learning is something she thoroughly enjoys about the course.

“I love that the course is practical and hands on. The setting is also an advantage.”

“I would definitely recommend the perfect patterns courses and I would love to progress onto the Level 2 course.”