Courses and Descriptions

APPA-1001Pattern Design

In this course, students will develop skills in pattern drafting and pattern design.  Each class is a hands on experience with students learning to create basic blocks for skirts, bodices and sleeves.  After the basics, students will design and shape the blocks into new designs with attractive and functional details.  Emphasis on fitting will be part of the classes as we work through each student's skirt, bodice and sleeve portfolio of patterns that have been made into fabric.

The supplies you will need to bring to the first and each class are as follows: pencil, pen, red pencil, eraser, paper scissors, 3 ring binder, drafting triangle (with one side at least 20 to 25cm long), text book (“Metric pattern cutting for Women’s wear” by W. Aldrich, 6th edition), green label scotch tape, straight pins in pin cushion or small box.
No sewing machine is required for class, but one needs to be available for use at home to complete homework.

It is recommended for students taking Pattern Design, Textile and Advanced Pattern in sequence.  These courses build on one another and they will combine to give students a consistent and continuous learning experience.  Students could continue with Fashion Illustration, Ladies Design Details and Ladies Jackets and Coats.  Sewing for Beginners and The Saturday workshops are all wonderful hands on experiences using students own sewing machines. 

The Kit fee is included.

Marylla Ginkel Apparel Design Award

A $1,000 award has been created by the late Ramon Zelech to honor the memory of his mother, Marylla van Ginkel. This award is available to an Apparel Design student whose passion is to develop a career in the fashion industry. The successful candidate will have completed three courses from the Apparel Design program at Red River College Polytechnic with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please accompany the application with a short paragraph outlining your career goals.

The application deadline is January 15.

Learn more about applying for the award.

Textbooks and Booklists

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