Weekend Course

Certificate in Fashion Design

#NEW: Students are Now Allowed full access to our " Four (4) ONLINE MODULES when they register for our 5 Week Intensive Course, 3- and 6-Months Courses. Worth #90,000 in cash



Module Mentor: Mrs Doyin Sonubi

Duration: 6 months

Lecture Days: Saturdays only


1). Patternmaking
2). Garment Construction with professional finishing

Fee: #490k + Textbook + Basic Tools.
** This is designed for experienced individuals who do not have much time on their hands to enrol on our longer duration courses***


(a). Anyone who already sews but wants to learn the Patternmaking Method.
(b). Anyone who wants to start a career in Patternmaking.
(c). Beginners who are fast learners. (due to the short period of learning)
(d). Perfect for Business owners who cannot enrol on our longer period Courses
(e). Anyone who do not have enough time to spare

**Ability to treadle the sewing machine, either manual or industrial is required, because of the short period of learning
** Ability to read and understand English. The textbook is written in English and Lectures will be given in English
** Understanding of simple arithmetic. As it involves calculation
** Participants must be committed, focused, dedicated and determined to succeed
** Punctuality - lateness to class wouldn't be tolerated. As missed classes will not be repeated.

Understanding the Basic Blocks/Slopers ( researchers grouped them into 5 - Front and Back Bodice; Front and Back Skirt; and Sleeve) is the most important aspect of Garment Making.
When an individual understands these Basics, which We call the Foundation, then individual can build on it.
There are thousands of online resources that can also help.


Subjects are;

Aim of the Module: To enable individual create apparel or custom patterns with respective with respective final finishing according to the clothing requirements

Topic Includes;
(1). How to accurately take Body Measurements
(2). Basic Bodice/ Torso Block Construction (a). Waist Shaping (b). Analysis of the Bodice Construction (c). Dart Manipulations (d). Basic Style lines- Empire, Princess and Wrap (e). Yokes (f). Bustier and Tightening of the Underbust (g). Basic Necklines + Cowl neckline
(3). Dress Foundation and Simple Manipulations
(4). Skirt block Foundation
(a). Skirt Variations; Straight, A-line, Pencil, Panel, Gore, Godet, Flare, Pleats, Gathers, Introduction to Asymmetric.
(5). Sleeve - Straight, Semi-shaped and Shaped
(6). Collar - Rolled, Flat, Revers
(7). Introduction to Basic Jackets Block
(8). Basic Trouser Block
(a) Fitted Trouser Block
(b) Other Variations + pockets.
(9) Jumpsuit Block

Aim of the Module: This practical course is designed to take students from sewing experience to becoming an industrial machinist. The students are taught machine handling skills, Tips on production sewing and full garment construction techniques to industry standard.

Topic to be covered
1. Parts of a Sewing Machine and Threading the machines. (Sewing and overlocking machines)
2. Basic Machine Templates (10)
3. Seams (Topstitch, Flat-Fell, French)
4. Finishings - Lining, Facing and Bias
5. Zippers - Concealed, Exposed and Lapped
6. Pockets - In-Seam, Hip, Patch
** Links to useful Resources will be shared