Pattern Drafting I

  /  Pattern Drafting I

Aimed at fashion students this course is designed to provide with comprehensive and detailed knowledge to help students become proficient, making and altering their own patterns from start to finish. Every garment must follow precise rules of carefully structured design, to which even the most experienced couturiers must adhere. These rules of construction are easy to apply if one is given step-by-step instructions but too often, dressmakers use block templates without fully understanding the structural evolution of the garment they are making. This course is devoted to the basic principles of flat-drafting and contained all the information necessary to construct pattern blocks.


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

  • List and define standard pattern drafting terminology.
  • Identify and use standard pattern drafting symbols and labels.
  • Apply the basic principles of dart manipulation and adding fullness to pant and skirt designs.
  • Evaluate original designs and determine the pattern drafting principles required for design development.
  • Draft standard size 8 Skirt, Trouser and Jean Blocks.

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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