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Basic and Experimental Pattern-Making

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Basic and Experimental Pattern-Making

Apply now to start in October 2020. Our laboratories are specialized and for small groups. Places are limited. You can register now for this laboratory 2020/2021

Studying Fashion at Laboratorio

The Fashion workshops are designed for students wishing to focus their future on the world of contemporary Fashion.

In this laboratory, you will obtain everything you need to develop a professional career in the world of fashion. You will acquire the ability to use and apply all the techniques.

In these laboratories, you will work in a stimulating training environment where creativity, innovation, originality and excellence are encouraged and developed.

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Why choose this course at Laboratorio Firenze?

Attending a fashion course in Florence is a unique opportunity that few can experience. The concept of fashion as we understand it today emerged in Florence, and more specifically in the Renaissance, with the introduction of new genres and a high degree of professionalism in sewing. Renaissance Italy saw the appearance of the richest and most spectacular costumes in history, with vivid colours and imaginative and original shapes, giving great importance to sleeves, pleats and vertical folds of the fabric, with fine embroidery and rich trimmings.

In these workshops we will work the moulage technique. Moulage is a three-dimensional design and production technique that allows great freedom in terms of design. From time immemorial, moulage has been a widely used technique in the field of haute couture.

As well as being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has a long tradition and a worldwide reputation in the world of fashion and art, perfectly intertwining tradition, contemporaneity and modernity.

In Florence you can visit the most interesting museums of Renaissance costumes and art. You will be able to participate in seminars that have been following this wonderful tradition for years and you will learn the techniques to be among the top professionals.

As long as there are places and you have been admitted, you can start at any time. Our lessons are for small groups and you will be followed by our tutor, in accordance with your level at the start of the course.

In these courses, we do not admit more than 7 participants per tutor in each class.

In different stages of the course, you will have the possibility to work in a company or organization of the sector, collaborating and developing business projects where you will be able to acquire the necessary experience for the organization of events focused on the exhibition of your works.

You will be able to learn traditional and modern techniques with emphasis on artistic fashion design.

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Tutor: Angeles H. Schumann, Tamara Ronci

All our courses are personalized.

Your tutors will assist you with care and dedication, clarifying any doubts you may have and following at your own pace.

A maximum of 7 students per course allows us to best follow your technical and artistic evolution.

Courses are held on:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
In the morning: from 9,00 to 12,00
In the afternoon: from 13,00 to 16,00 or from 16,00 to 19,00

Laboratory Description

Develop your own collection of experimental patterns.

In this laboratory, you will learn how to make basic patterns. You will experiment on the stand the many possibilities of transformation through trial, error, success.

At Laboratorio Firenze, you will be professionally trained so you can acquire from basic patterns the necessary knowledge for the realization of any form of pattern making that your imagination and creativity allows. The purpose of the pattern-making laboratory is to control technique through practical classes on the stand, using a cotton fabric used in haute couture to experiment on the stand, fixing, cutting, sewing, drawing on paper, before executing the pattern on the fabric of the collection.

We will study the work of the best designers in the world, analysing their collections, to understand the methodology of developing a collection and its practical application in the pattern.

In this Laboratory, you will create a collection project using toile and comprising 5 experimental patterns for trousers, a dress, skirt, shirt, and coat.

Programme:

  • Creation of experimental patterns:
  • Study of the history of pattern making
  • Practical study of basic patterns
  • Practical study of fibres and fabrics
  • Transformation of patterns and their realization in 3D on the stand
  • Drawing of the pattern, passing from the stand to paper
  • Study of work done, analysis
  • Sewing and finishing
  • Finished work, group analysis.
  • Making sketches during the whole process, with measurement notes, collage of samples of the tests carried out, photographs, sketches…

Final work, presentation of the collection and the realization of your art book with all the notes of the creative process, written texts, sketches, images, collages…

Materials:

  • Cotton fabric: 10 m
  • Pencil
  • Rubber
  • Notebook
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper roll by meter
  • Set of needles
  • White thread
  • Cardboard
  • Rulers for pattern making
  • Textile chalk
  • Thimble
  • Pins
  • Pincushion

At Laboratorio Firenze, you will share communal spaces with artists from different disciplines with whom you can share ideas and projects.
You will develop a workbook during the entire process including your projects, photographic images, drawings and applications that you have made yourself so you can present a professional portfolio.


At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate and a diploma that will guarantee your knowledge and the level attained.

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