Certificate in Apparel + Fashion Technology – Patternmaking Course Outline
This programme is for students with industrial sewing experience gained through completion of the Certificate in Fashion Technology programme or through industry experience.
It is designed to give graduating students a wide range of core pattern making, cutting and production skills as a firm foundation for further career development.
Study body measurement, create blocks for men, women and children, and learn to make, adapt, test fit and grade a range of patterns for outerwear garments.
Broaden your understanding of the terminology and techniques used in the fashion garment production, and continue your journey into the realm of commercial fashion design.
What you will Learn
• Body measurement and basic block production
• Pattern design for women, men and children
• Spec pack preparation including spec drawings and lay plans
• Introduction to industry grading
• Fabric technology and apparel componentry
Most students who graduate from the NZ Certificate in Apparel Fashion (Patternmaking), go on to complete the NZ Diploma in Apparel + Fashion Technology or pathway to our Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion Design) programme.
Key Information for Students
Susan BarterTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
30 years as a designer, practitioner and maker in the Fashion industry was a gateway to the academic world where Susan completed a Masters of Art & Design at AUT.Continue reading
Christina DohertyTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Christina has made wonderful and diverse career out of Fashion Design, focusing on lingerie design + women's outer-wear.Continue reading
Angela NewsonTutor – Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Angela holds a Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology from Massey University, where on completion she was bestowed the Clothing Institute Award for Tailoring.Continue reading
Catherine AndertonTutor – Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Catherine Anderton has over 25 years’ experience in the fashion and costume industry. She has worked in film, television and theatre, contributing to the construction and maintenance of costumes on set.Continue reading
Pip StevensonTutor – Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Pip has been working in the Fashion Industry since completing her Bachelor of Design (Fashion) at Otago Polytechnic in 2002.Continue reading
Serena IrelandTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Serena’s pathway to fashion has been infused with a rich tapestry of music and travel.Continue reading
Raelene Puru-PeriTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Since completing her studies, Raelene has worked in many areas of the fashion industry, with a specialisation in pattern-making. Continue reading
Hermione MarchTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Hermione studied at Fashion Tech before working in repairs and alterations and co-founding an accessories label. Continue reading
Heather HohenbergerTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Heather has been involved in the Fashion Industry since she and her husband bought a fashion production company in 1980.Continue reading
Doula MatheosTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Doula graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology from Wellington Polytechnic, and achieved 2 awards in the DuPont Lycra Fashion Awards.Continue reading
Claire PalmerTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Claire Palmer started her career in the fashion industry after graduating from Wellington Polytechnic.Continue reading
Rosalind BlackProgramme Developer - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Roz has over 30 years’ experience in the apparel industry working in diverse areas starting in clothing production as a sewing machinist.Continue reading
Where could this programme take you?
Most students who graduate from the Certificate in Pattern Design go on to complete the Diploma in Fashion Technology programme.
Jobs related to this programme
After completing the Certificate in Pattern Design some of the career options open to you are:
Machine Operator with entry-level pattern making skills
Trainee Sample Machinist
Junior Pattern Maker
Fashion + Sustainability
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