Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sustainable Pattern Cutting & Construction

when 18 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1400

This course is meant to create more awareness regarding the sustainable use of fashion for individual purpose. Shaping a garment requires patience and a good eye for detail, with fashion designers constantly striving to create the perfect cut or drape. A pattern cutter plays an extremely important role in turning ideas into a design reality. Collars, zips, waistbands, cuffs, and hems: this Sustainable Pattern Cutting & Construction summer course will give you knowledge also on how to adapt patterns to your style, how to apply several sewing techniques and how to construct your own garment in a professional way.

Course leader

Hanneke Ketting, BA (Hons) Fashion Design senior lecturer

Target group

This course is perfect for you if:

- you are at least 16 years old;
- you want to understand if studying Fashion Design fits you;
- you want to learn different sustainable pattern cutting and construction techniques;
- you want to improve your fashion portfolio showing construction skills;
- you want to experience the Amsterdam Fashion Academy before applying to the BA (Hons) Fashion Design or Foundation Diploma in Fashion.

Course aim

This course is uniquely tailored for those with an interest in exploring the potentials that sustainable pattern cutting can offer to the design stage of the fashion industry. Within this course you will have the opportunity to study a variety of different techniques that can be applied to the pattern cutting process, giving you awareness into how it is created and developed and the basic principles of sustainable pattern cutting to support the development of original problem solving and practical skills required by pattern cutters today.

Within this 2-week Sustainable Pattern Cutting & Construction summer course you will use ready-made patterns to be adapted to your style, you will learn several sewing techniques and you will create your own garment, like a skirt, dress or shirt.

Fee info

EUR 1400: Tuition fee includes materials.
EUR 50: Application fee