Garment Construction I

  /  Garment Construction I

Regardless of the fashion details, all clothes are meant to be worn on the body - to be moved in, sat in, breathed in, walked in and this relationship of design to fit and movement remains the basic factor in their overall construction. Students will understand how clothes are cut and shaped and how they can contribute to fit and quality by using the proper techniques. This course will teach how to make the building blocks of a great wardrobe - pants, blouse, skirt, dress, and shirt - as well as learn how to choose and sew garments that flatter your figure and reflect your personal style.


This is a single course and by itself does not lead to any career path

  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to

  • Identify the components and the correct operation of an Industrial Sewing Machine, Serger and Iron.
  • Identify tools and materials required for apparel construction and define standard methodology.
  • Execute a wide variety of seam structures, finishing techniques and hand stitches.
  • Evaluate industrial patterns for material & supply requirements, pattern layout & sequence of construction.

Assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Students must pass the course with at least 60%.

Total instructional hours 40
Total Co-op hours 0
Total program hours 40
Total program length (weeks) 2

☒ In-class instruction

☒ Distance education

☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.

  • Successful completion of the course.

For proof of English Language Proficiency please refer the Student Handbook.

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