Our Fashion Design courses are excellent for the person who wants to learn how to construct their own patterns and sew their own designs, beginning with skirts, trousers, tops or a simple dress. Further modules can be taken according to the student’s requirements, to build up skills and techniques.

These Fashion Design courses are flexible to suit your preference. Teaching is by individual attention within a classroom environment to cater for different skill levels from beginning to advanced.

COURSE OPTIONS
SUMMER COURSE
The Grafton Academy offers courses in Fashion Design full-time or part-time during the summer for beginners or refreshers. Students may book in for weeks of their choice, June to August. Students learn how to design, cut patterns and make up one or two of their own creations starting with skirts, bodices, dresses and trousers. All ages are welcome, from young to mature. No previous experience is required.
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EVENING FASHION DESIGN SHORT COURSE

An initial booking of 18 consecutive classes is required. For those students who wish to develop their pattern making and sewing skills, further modules can be booked in advance throughout the year. Students may choose to book for more than one session per week.
To undertake the Diploma course by evenings, special application with portfolio by evenings can be made after a year of regular attendance with satisfactory progress.

SATURDAY FASHION DESIGN SHORT COURSE

This 10 week course is for those who wish to learn how to design, make patterns and sew.

SHORT, INTENSIVE & TRIAL COURSE

Choose month or months. These courses are suitable for those on a career or educational break and to gain an insight into Fashion Design as a career or for those who simply want to design and make for themselves. An ideal way to try out the course before making a bigger commitment to the Diploma course. All ages welcome.

FLEXIBLE DAYS FASHION DESIGN COURSE

On this short course you will be introduced to the skills of how to design and make a garment from start to finish. Course includes the step by step process of design development, block making, pattern drafting and sewing. Beginners & advanced welcome.

The Grafton Academy offers courses in Fashion Design full-time or part-time during the summer for beginners or refreshers. Students may book in for weeks of their choice, June to August. Students learn how to design, cut patterns and make up one or two of their own creations starting with skirts, bodices, dresses and trousers. All ages are welcome, from young to mature. No previous experience is required.
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EQUIPMENT

An A4 pad, pen, pencil, eraser, plastic set-square (approx. 28cm on longest side), tape measure, scissors, dressmaking pins, tracing wheel, sellotape. Pattern making paper and bobbins can be purchased at the Grafton Academy. Fabric etc is required for making up projects.

EVENING FASHION DESIGN
Sept - July
Choice of start week
18 classesTues, Wed,
or Thurs.
7pm to 9pm€490.
An initial booking of 18 consecutive classes is required. For those students who wish to develop their pattern making and sewing skills, further modules can be booked in advance throughout the year. Students may choose to book for more than one session per week.
To undertake the Diploma course by evenings, special application with portfolio by evenings can be made after a year of regular attendance with satisfactory progress.
SATURDAY FASHION DESIGN
Sept - July
Choice of start week
10 ClassesSaturdays 1.30pm to 4pm€350.
This 10 week course is for those who wish to learn how to design, make patterns and sew.
SHORT, INTENSIVE & TRIAL FASHION DESIGN
Sept - May
Choice of start month
1 monthMon to Fri
Full-time
10am to 4pm€1120.
3 month Mon to Fri
Full-time
10am to 4pm€2900.
Choose month or months. These courses are suitable for those on a career or educational break and to gain an insight into Fashion Design as a career or for those who simply want to design and make for themselves. An ideal way to try out the course before making a bigger commitment to the Diploma course. All ages welcome. The intensive 3 month course focuses on:
• Fashion illustration and collection design
• Pattern cutting and construction
• Fabric knowledge
• Research approaches
• Design portfolio presentation
• Building a professional portfolio
FASHION DESIGN - WEEKDAY
Sept - May
Choice of start week.

Available on Tuesdays Wednesdays or Thursdays.
10 classes

12 classes

16 classes

20 classes
Choose your day/days am or pm for the duration of your chosen number of classes.
Please note that your chosen attendance options can not be altered after commencement and missed classes can not be made up or transferred.
Payment in full in advance.
10am to 12.30pm
or
1.30 to 4pm

€350.

€420.

€540.

€650.
On this short course you will be introduced to the skills of how to design and make a garment from start to finish. Course includes the step by step process of design development, block making, pattern drafting and sewing. Beginners & advanced welcome.
SUMMER FASHION DESIGN - 12 June to 25 August 2017.
Jun to Aug
Choice of start week.
2 weeksMon to Fri
Full-time
10am to 4pm€450.
Jun to Aug
Choice of start week.
3 weeksMon to Fri
Full-time
10am to 4pm€550.
Jun to Aug
Choice of start week.
4 weeksMon to Fri
Full-time
10am to 4pm€650.
Jun to Aug
Choice of start week.
4 weeksMon to Fri
Half-time
10am to 12.30pm
or
1.30pm to 4pm
€450.
The Grafton Academy offers courses in Fashion Design full-time or part-time during the summer for beginners or refreshers. Students may book in for weeks of their choice, June to August. Students learn how to design, cut patterns and make up one or two of their own creations starting with skirts, bodices, dresses and trousers. All ages are welcome, from young to mature. No previous experience is required.