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Tailoring is a 6 months Certificate examined by City and Guilds.

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About Tailoring

Learn the practical skills and knowledge to construct tailored garments, where you choose to make a skirt or pair of trousers, a jacket and waistcoat. You will also complete design and research units as well as folder work to support your garments.

During the course you will:

  • measure and record body measurements accurately
  • recognise the characteristics of a range of fibres ? natural and man-made
  • recognise fabrics appropriate to tailored garments
  • recognise and select appropriate linings/interfacings and haberdashery for fabric and function
  • use tools and equipment carefully and safely
  • select pattern styles for tailored garments to compliment a variety of figure shapes
  • adjust patterns as necessary
  • prepare fabrics for cutting and stitching using an economical lay
  • handle fabrics correctly during cutting, stitching and pressing
  • demonstrate competence in pressing, under-pressing and top-pressing
  • finish garments correctly, with lining where appropriate

Institutions offering Tailoring


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