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Creative Fashion

This programme offers you the opportunity to develop pattern cutting skills for creating garments. You will be fully supported and guided by industry trained professionals in our fashion and clothing workshop.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

Each term we look at different parts of the body and make blocks (first garment) to fit this part of the body. Autumn Term is a skirt. Spring Term is a simple bodice. Summer Term is a dependent of the above. Every term we draft a first pattern (Block) to fit your body and how to make this into a Toile (first garment). You will then learn how to move parts around to design different styles of garment.

Who is the course aimed at?

For all those interested in making your own clothing patterns.

Who will be my tutor?

Michele Greenan

How will I learn?

For the first few weeks you will be shown how to draft your block (first garment) and how to construct these into a pattern and then into a toile. You will be shown step by step how this toile is constructed.

Are there any additional costs?

For your first template the calico is provided. You will be required to supply the fabric of your choice.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a sewing tool kit comprising the following:- Paper scissors; Fabric scissors; 4H pencil; Rubber; White & black thread; Hand sewing needle; Pencil sharpener; Metric Ruler; Metric tape measure; Calculator. In order to fit your block (first draft of garment) please wear suitable clothing such as leggings and a vest top.

What else do I need to know?

Pattern cutting combines creative & technical skills so an understanding of basic maths is essential. Basic hand sewing & sewing machine skills are required. All measurements are in Metric. Measuring & fitting will be done in pairs.
Calico and paper are provided.
When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

12 reviews for Creative Fashion

  1. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Teacher is excellent. Is able to impart her knowledge and experience in a friendly relaxed manner. Very supportive environment.

  2. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Tutor has loads of practical knowledge and the class is paced to your own speed.

  3. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    3rd Term and each one has been great Michele extremely knowledgeable and has great sewing tips.
    Will be back.

  4. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Brilliant! Michele is super helpful with all questions and its great to get to develop your own projects as well as learn all the skills. Thank you!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Fabulous course full of great teaching and brilliant facilities. I’ve felt so supported by Michele as I’ve made my wedding dress!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Really interesting course enabling you to make patterns for garments that will fit you properly. It is all absorbing and the time flies by. Tutor very knowledgeable and patient. I’ve learnt loads. Most enjoyable.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Michele is just brilliant! Great class. Been attending for a year now.

  8. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Very good. Able to work on own individual projects with help of tutor.

  9. 5 out of 5


  10. 5 out of 5

    Great for learning dress making skills.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Excellent course. The tutor is extremely knowledgable and has the answer to all our problems.
    I have been attending since Jan 2012 and have gained enormously.

  12. 5 out of 5

    The course was excellent. It exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed it and gained a great deal from it. The standard of teaching and facilities are very good.

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