Pattern Making and Garment Construction

If you would like to start your career as a designer, dressmaker, pattern maker, sample hand, machinist or want to start your own label, then this is the course for you!  Based on current industry methods, this course is suitable for students who are seeking hands on experience.

Fashionmasters Certificate of Pattern making and Garment Construction course can be studied by beginners as well as those with some sewing and pattern making knowledge. The level of proficiency achieved will depend very much on the willingness of the student to learn and to complete the set tasks, requiring consistent application at home as well as in the classroom.


  • Pattern making, grading and fitting according to recognised Australian Standard sizes
  • Construction in calico of master patterns, prototypes, and samples of skirts, pants, shirts and jackets
  • Conversion to fifth scale of all full scale patterns studied, to form a permanent reference manual
  • Basic construction and sewing skills covering: darts, seams, waistbands, collars, cuffs, facings, pockets, buttons, buttonholes, zips, plackets, hems, linings, pads, sleeves
  • Proficiency in the use of industrial sewing machines, and pattern making equipment
  • Pressing techniques



Completion of set assignments on time and to the required standard.



Pattern Making & Garment Construction as a single course is currently offered at our Melbourne campus only.

Fashionmasters Melbourne: Level 3, 185 Spring St. Melbourne (03) 9945 9511



1 year (2 days a week, 5 hours per day)



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To enrol for this course, please click through to our enrolment information or alternatively, contact one of our Course Advisors at Fashionmasters on (03) 9945 9522 or at [email protected]


Level 3, 185 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9945 9522
Facsimile: +61 3 9662 3190
Email: [email protected]

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