Patternmaking-Replicate Your Favourite Garment


6 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Do you have a garment you love that you'd like to replicate and make? This is a course for complete beginners who'd like to learn how to make a pattern from an existing garment so that they can make the garment again themselves. It involves learning basic patternmaking principles and is a good introduction for students who want to make their own clothes and want an alternative to using a store bought sewing pattern. Students may then choose to add their own personal design features to the original pattern.

Course content

  • An introduction to patternmaking skills techniques
  • Transferring garment shape and design features into 2d pattern pieces; based on the students' own favourite garment - basic dress, skirt, top or basic shirt (NO pants, jackets or complex garments that would require a more advanced level of knowledge)
  • Understanding pattern terminology


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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Students should have a basic knowledge of sewing. It would be helpful if they've previously sewn garments using a store bought pattern.

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Materials list supplied on course confirmation, it will include: garment (dress, skirt, top or shirt ONLY) to replicate (bring 2-3 tutor will help you choose), dressmaking pins, pencil, eraser, ruler.

Suited to

Ideal for sewing enthusiasts who want to expand their knowledge of making their own garments, based on existing items of clothing.


By the end of this course, participants will have a good introduction to the art of patternmaking and will have a pattern for a garment that they can take away with them to make a garment (note: students sew the garment in their own time).

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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