Pattern Drafting and Development - Beginners

This pattern drafting and development course at Glasgow Clyde College is ideal for beginners with little or no pattern cutting experience who would like to develop pattern cutting skills. It provides the basic skills and techniques required to carry out pattern drafting and development for a range of skirts and trousers.

Course content

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
  • use various tools and equipment to produce industrial grade patterns
  • take direct body measurements and relate them to given size charts
  • develop a range of basic block patterns for skirts and trousers
  • produce features such as waistbands, facings, pockets, dart manipulations, pleats and yokes.

Class tutor

Amanda Buchanan. 


On completion of this course, you'll achieve SQA National units:
  • Garment Pattern Construction: an Introduction
  • Pattern Construction: Waist Suspended Garments


This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA) funding. 

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Entry requirements (minimum)

This course has no formal entry requirements.

Progression routes

It is possible to progress onto the full-time NC/HND Fashion Technology/Design programme (subject to selection process).


24 Week(s)



Contact us

T: 0141 272 0616


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