Short Term – 7 month

Learning modules taught include:

Learn about the different sewing terminology

Learn how to create and lay patterns for skirts, shirts, jackets and trousers

Learn about fabric grains 

Learn how to first sew by hand

Learn how to operate an Industrial Sewing Machine

Learn how to stitch by machine

Learn how to sew and create darts, seams, waistbands, fly pieces, neckline plackets, collars, cuffs and sleeves for skirts, shirts and trousers

Learn about different cutting techniques

Learn about sewing machine techniques

 

 

Level One – 12 months

Learning modules taught include:

Learn about the different sewing terminology

Learn how to create and lay patterns for skirts, shirts, jackets and trousers

Learn about fabric grains 

Learn how to first sew by hand

Learn how to operate an Industrial Sewing Machine

Learn how to stitch by machine

Learn how to sew and create darts, seams, waistbands, fly pieces, neckline plackets, collars, cuffs and sleeves for skirts, shirts and trousers

Learn about different cutting techniques

Learn about sewing machine techniques

In addition, learn how to create and design a day dress and an evening dress including different styles of skirts, shirts and trousers

Students graduate with an Occupational Standard Fashion Design and Dress Making Certificate.

In 2018  Arakele  evolved into a College of Fashion and Design from a Vocational Training Center and we are able to offer students complete courses in Sewing and Fashion Design - levels 1-4 over two years and to graduate with a Diploma (rather than a Certificate).
 

We  still continue to also offer Short Term and Level one courses to students. Undecided students can even begin with level one and then see how they go and consider levels 2-4 after completing/passing level 1. We aim to offer flexible class schedules as usual.