Adult Learner Programme:  Italian Pattern Making

an enriching fashion experience
(part-time)

It is ironic that once one’s fashion sense has crystalized one tends to become dissatisfied with what is available commercially. Knowing exactly what you want makes it hard to settle for less.

Elizabeth Malherbe, founder of the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion, has come up with the ideal solution.

Elizabeth Galloway is running a part time Adult Learners course in Italian Pattern Making. Participants learn to draw up patterns for garments from scratch, to their own measurements and preferences. This will enable them to in future sew their own unique, well-fitting clothes, or even become entrepreneurs who make garments for others.

The Adult Learners Italian Pattern Making class is fun as well as instructive. We maintain a perfect balance between imparting a particular skills set and allowing creativity to flourish. What you learn here, will have you wearing amazing garments for the rest of your life!

We are currently planning our Adult Learning Programme for 2018. The fee schedule and class structure for 2018 will change, but the content of the programme will stay the same.

Classes to commence on 5 March 2018

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Requirements and Cost

There is no age restrictions or academic requirement for joining the programme, but you need intermediate experience in sewing and making clothes, as introductory skills do not form part of this course. (For those, students are encouraged to enrol on the Introduction to Fashion Design programme).

Classes will consist out of:

5 blocks of 5 x 3 hour classes per block. Every block will cover a different module. You will have to commit to attend and pay for at least 4 out of the 5 blocks.

The cost of one block will be R2 500 excluding materials.

As for materials, R1000 will cover pattern making equipment, including the Italian patternmaking book and specialized ruler. Bring your own basic sewing equipment (tracing wheel, measuring tape, etc.) and stationery. Other materials are available from the EG onsite shop, if needed.

The 2016 Adult Learners class proudly showing their diverse creations on the catwalk at the EGAFD annual graduate fashion show:

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Images: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

The 2017 2nd Year Adult Learners  proudly showing their diverse creations on the catwalk at the EGAFD annual graduate fashion show:

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Belinda Fajemisin 2nd Year Adult Learner

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Mandy Wilmans 2nd Year Adult Learner

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Ferry Bahru 2nd Year Adult Learner

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