Fashion Design Level 2: Skirt Construction

Fashion Design Level 2: Skirt Construction


This course will provide a practical guide into constructing a fitted skirt with a sewing machine, the most simple garment in fashion. Students will begin with the basics & learn about major styles, materials to measurements. The course will progress & students will practice how to make different darts & finally construct their final skirt using calico fabric.

What does the course cover?
  • Skirt prototypes
  • Major styles with skirts
  • Activity: research skirts- download styles
  • Skirt technical drawings
  • Typical materials used for skirt design


  • Standard body measurements
  • Activity: mannequin measurement activity
  • Sewing machine refresher
  • Ease and darts on skirts
  • Dart manipulation
  • Dart activity with card and sewing machine


  • Create a working design visual for a skirt
  • Estimate the cost and time required to make a skirt.
  • Fabric preparation for pattern cutting
  • Calico fabric for sample pieces
  • Develop a statement of intent
  • Produce a range of samples specific to a chosen design
  • Introduction to pattern making: scale size ¼


  • Measurements and pattern cutting
  • creating a pattern block from cardboard 1:1
  • Construct skirt using machine stitching to a selected design
  • Finish & final fitting for skirt
  • Pressing techniques


  • Present the skirt following a design specification
  • Produce a cost sheet
  • Produce production timescales
  • Evaluate completed skirt



•October 5th  to November 2nd  Thursday (Except 19th) – In Studio 9:00AM to 1:00PM

  • In Studio- 2600 AED



Fashion Design Level 1

    1. Paper scissors ( one per student)
    2. Large fabric cutting scissors  (one per student)
    3. Small fabric scissors ( one per student)
    4. Small box with pins
    5. Small box with safety pins
    6. Loop turner
    7. Set of sewing needles
    8. Thimble
    9. Unpicker
    10. Tape measure
    11. Notcher
    12. Tracing wheel
    13. French curve
    14. Square
    15. Chalk / chalk pencil
    16. Pencils
    17. Thread set
    18. Hooks and eyes set

    *Spare equipment is available in class

    **Sewing machines are provided for class however, it is recommended to have a sewing machine at home for practice.

Internship & Work

Internships and the work placement program is only in conjunction with the Diploma. If you would like work placements it is recommended to take the Fashion Design Diploma.

  • Price :

    AED 2600

  • Start Date : 05-10-2023
  • Duration : 4 Week
  • Max Availability : 12
  • Difficulty : Beginner, Intermediate
  • Location : The Designers' Studio
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