3 years
Specifications and costs

Headquarter Bologna
Frequency Weekly
Starting Date
Headquarter Ancona
Frequency Weekly
Starting Date
Headquarter Padova
Frequency Weekly
Starting Date

During the Apparel Patternmaker course students:

  • acquire a technical – practical knowledge to create, design, produce and make corrections on models and prototypes;
  • learn the industrialization of the product optimizing the working process;
  • learn the clothing manufacturing- techniques;
  • study the merchandising features of fabrics;
  • learn how to use the main CAD (computer-aided design) applications.

The aim of the course is to train professional figures able to produce the main model of the collection maintaining the fashion concept, keeping in mind the wearability requirements, paying attention to consumption, to the use of machinery and to the creation of a prototype.

The Apparel Patternmaker course is the best educational support to start a career as a Patternmaker, because it approaches every aspect of the professional path required to work in Fashion; the 3-year course enables students to get a truly valuable development in practical and technical ability. The Patternmaker is nowadays a main figure in Fashion business because he/she is 360° involved in the production process, that’s why he/she needs a qualified and specific education which is fully provided by this course.

Students must have a High – School Diploma or a professional qualification.
A good knowledge of the Italian language is required for foreign students.

3 Years Course (1768 total hours – mandatory attendance)

1st Year frequency : 16 hours
2nd Year frequency: 20 hours
3rd Year frequency: 16 hours

Students will receive teaching handouts for each course along with paper, cardboard and a kit of useful tools for patternmaking classes such as :a set square, a bradawl and a tape measure.
In patternmaking classes and sewing laboratories, students will have tailors dummies at their disposal and industrial machinery to work on.
Some of the classes will be provided with computer facilities.
Meetings with Professionals and field trips to fashion design exhibitions will enhance students’ educational path.

Our Faculty consists of highly – qualified professionals, with several years proven experience in Fashion business.
They’re constantly updated on Fashion and Market Trends and New Technologies.

1) EU Citizens and Switzerland Citizens: a copy of Identity Card ; n. 1 digital passport photo; a copy of diploma or self – certification; a copy of Social Security Number (SSN) /Tax Code.
2) NON EU Citizens: a passport copy and a Student Visa; n. 1 digital passport photo; a copy of the Social Security Number (SSN) / Tax Code.


Basic Womenswear Patternmaking
Chart of body proportions (Body measurements) and introduction to anatomy;
Project of basic models (dress, skirt, trousers, blazer, woman’s suit);
Wearability concept and its applications;
Basic apparel development.
Tranformation techniques
Garment transformation techniques of basic models : dresses, skirts, trousers;
Paper pattern technique for the cutting room and industrialization;
Design of cut – and -sewn knitwear basic models : dress and t-shirt;
Production and interpretation of personal projects;
Correcting faults on various body shapes.
Machinery Production 1
Machinery practice;
Construction of detached parts;
Marking and cutting methods;
Placing the paper pattern on fabric and quantification of the needed fabric.
Production of clothing sample, meeting the industrial sewing – system requirements;
Textile Technologies principles
Natural and synthetic fibres characteristics;
Yarn count , methods and machinery for textile production;
Textile weaving, methods and machinery for fabric production;
Identification of fibres and textiles.


Patternmaking 2
Creation of basic patterns: woman’s suit, jacket; overcoat;
Wearability concept and its applications;
Basic Pattern transformation techniques;
Paper pattern technique for the cutting room and industrialization;
Controls and tests on the sewing pattern;
Elaboration of some outfits to be displayed in front of the examination board;
Increasing sizes on a pattern (Pattern – grading );
Development of creative outfits.
Apparel construction 2
Outerwear and shirt construction techniques;
Construction: lined slits; polo – shirt necklines;
Construction : canvas for outerwear apparel;
Working – cycles planning;
Production of outfits to be displayed in front of the examination board.
Patternmaking CAD Lectra System
How to manage the pattern: entry, creation, industrialization.
Creation of a working folder;
Encoding and files back-up;
Learning digitization.


Advanced Patternmaking
Study of the bodice;
Draping techniques on a tailors dummy;
Study of ruffles, volants, shapes and bulks;
Sportswear apparels analysis and construction;
Production of outfits for the Final Thesis project that will be submitted to the board of examination.
Advanced Manufacturing
Study of different types of stitches and embroidery: applications and use;
production of the bodice;
production of embellishment parts: ruffles, volants, necklines;
production of sportswear’s garments;
creation of the outfits for the Fashion show project.
Patternmaking CAD Lectra System
Computer-generated pattern: construction and transformation techniques;
Digital pattern transformations;
Increase – sizes techniques (Pattern – grading );
Methods of proportionally increase or decrease sizes on a pattern (Pattern – grading);
How to create a digital chart of measurements, a working cycle; an assembly and production test;
Study of software – user interface Diamino.


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