All too often employers comment that there is a lack of industry based pattern cutters; that current graduates are too conceptual and patterns are not fit for purpose intended in industry today.
The FTA Perfect Pattern course concentrates on accurate patterns that aim to be right first time. Core basics of anatomical fit combined with fabric considerations and commercial tolerances are thoroughly reviewed and integrated into the teaching. The FTA has over 30 Alvanon fit forms to ensure that all body profiles are reviewed plus the skilled experts from the live Factory and Fashion Studio disseminate the industry’s best kept secrets to ensure perfect patterns are created.
It is important to note that Fashion Enter wrote this qualification with ABC Awards. There was not a pertinent qualification available to successfully deliver the Perfect Pattern aims and objectives this alone reflects the high standards of attainment the company strives to achieve at all levels.
Award - Perfect Patterns (500/4308/0)
Perfect Patterns is a six week course during which you will learn the fundamentals of pattern making: how to draft blocks and use them to create your patterns.
Certificate - Perfect Patterns (500/5197/0)
Perfect Patterns 2 is a ten week course which provides you with the knowledge and skills to produce a range of valuable, in-demand and technical pattern drafting and cutting skills.
Award - Introduction to Tailoring (500/4451/5)
Introduction to Tailoring is a 5 week courses which teaches you the fundamentals of tailoring profession. You will be taught the basic tailoring technical and practical skills involved in the hand production of tailored garments. This includes pattern cutting, blocks and construction techniques for specified tailored garments.
Certificate - Intermediary Tailoring (500/4448/5)
Intermediary Tailoring is an 18 week course which provides you with the knowledge and skills to produce hand crafted, tailored garments with specific components. You will undertake visits to master tailors to review how the bespoke heritage industry works. You will centre on hand techniques and understand the basics of hand finishing plus you will also review industrial tailoring techniques.