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Dressmaking (Mornings Only) | DMXX

Course Overview

QQi Level 5 Design 5M2208
City & Guilds 7160 Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques Fashion

This 1 year QQI/City & Guilds course is suitable for individuals who wish to up-skill/develop their understanding of the principles and techniques of dressmaking.  Emphasis on the course is in making with a strong focus on fitting, altering, finishing, pressing and pattern drafting and grading of garments.  The course will also introduce elements of design through fabric manipulation nd dyeing to help  with characterisation of the garment and with introduction of fashion/design history.  This course is practical workshop based and participants will learn by doing.  The course will provide skills and confidence to work in dressmaking.

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Typical Modules

Design Skills
Garment Construction
Pattern Drafting
Fabric Manipulation
Work Experience
Materials and Finishes
Entry Requirements
Employment Opportunities
  • Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent.
  • Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply.
  • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements.
  • Places on the course are limited and will be allocated on the basis of a personal interview and a selection of applicant’s own work.  N.B. Applicants are advised to bring samples of their work to the interview.
  • These award will enable holders of achieve in depth knowledge in aspects of costume for theatre and film  Learners will develop proficient technical skills to enable them to gain employment in theatre production.
  • learners will develop proficient technical skills to enable them to gain employment in Dressmaking, Alterations, Bridal Design, TV-Film and Theatre productions.
  • Participants may progress to the Advanced Fashion, Creative Textiles Level 6 or Advanced Certificate in Art at LCFE.
  • Award holders may continue further studies through the Links schemes.
  • Learners with qualification can apply to LSAD, NCAD and other Institutes of Techology. Visit www.cao.ie.


This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.