Evening wear pattern making and garment construction


Evening wear Pattern Making and Garment Construction

The recommended course may include:

  • Pattern making a basic block for a skirt
  • Skirt design variations including pleating, circle skirts, flaring, panel skirts, gathering and variations applied to evening wear
  • Pattern making a basic bodice block
  • Dresses and evening wear bodice variations including contouring for strapless fitting, necklines and dart manipulation, gathering, and pleating
  • Pattern making for necklines, collars and sleeves
  • Sewing techniques for hems, necklines, lace applique, pattern matching and handling evening fabrics
  • Draping techniques including cascade drapes, sunburst pleats, gathers, bandage draping, draped knots and twists and draping on the straight grain
  • Flat drawing skills so design ideas can be accurately rendered

Learning is self-paced however a student attending full-time for two terms could reasonably expect to cover the entire program.

Attendance full-time

The courses run over four terms a year each of 11 weeks. During the term, full-time students attend three days per week for 7 tuition hours a day from 8.30am to 4pm. A short course program may extend over a number of terms depending on the short course content.

Attendance part-time

Part-time students may attend for 3.5, 7, 10.5, 14 or 17.5 hours per week during the term. They may attend the course on a weekday, in the evening or on a Saturday. A short course program may extend over a number of terms depending on the course content and student attendance pattern.

Study method

Students are taught individually or in small groups in a face-to-face environment equipped with specialised pattern making and computerised equipment. Students are allowed the flexibility of study at their own pace and will be offered extra and more specialised tuition in areas they find difficult. Students will receive advice on their progress at the end of each term.


Enrolments are currently being taken for 2017.

Term 1 – 30 January to 15 April 2017

Term 2 – 18 April to 1 July 2017

Term 3 – 17 July to 30 September 2017

Term 4 – 3 October to 16 December 2017

Mid-term enrolments may be available. Please contact the college for further information.

Classes Held

Day – Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

Evening – Wednesday, Thursday