Saturday, April 14, 2018

2018 Courses online & in-house


Thank you for contacting us through our website www.Handcrafttailor.com and enquiring about the online and in-house courses. We at Handcraft Tailor Academy pride ourselves on delivering a top class education to students in every corner of the globe. The following is all the information for the up and coming courses and prices.
(April 30th to May 25th) Men's Jacket Drafting Online Four sessions This Spring we are offering a four week online course in Jacket Pattern Drafting for Bespoke Menswear. This four week course is held on evenings at the students convenience teaching the secrets of Savile Row Jacket Pattern cutting. No where else can one learn how the masters and founders of the bespoke tailoring trade cut garments for the elite of the western world. Meeting once a week, each class is an hour long and covers everything from taking measurements, to figurations, the draft itself and styling the block. No matter what your background or skill level, this course will challenge everything you thought you knew about pattern cutting. A difficult subject made easy and explained in depth in a way anyone could understand. Price £500
Men's Waistcoat Making online April 9th to May 18th. The Waistcoat bears a close link to Coat Making. As a garment, it is often over looked by students who wish to learn the art of tailoring but it contains all the elements and skills an apprentice requires to learn before attempting the more complex stages of Coat Making. For six weeks students will meet me twice a week for one to one Skype training sessions and witness the making of a waistcoat for their demonstration. They will be encouraged to ask questions and record the demo for their own personal use and revision. Trimming packs will be available to order from a UK based merchant, block waistcoat drafts will also be available from the HTA upon request. Price for this course is £1380.
(April 23rd to June 1st) Pattern Drafting for Bespoke Menswear Online, 14 sessions. A seven week online Pattern Drafting for Bespoke Menswear covering the Jacket, waistcoat and trouser drafts. Through live Skype video calls students from across the globe can avail of one to one training. Meeting twice a week at sets times each week, for a one hour demonstration of drafting various patterns. Notes are emailed in advance and at the end of each week students are asked to post their patterns for assessment given at the end of the course. Pattern Drafting for Bespoke Menswear covers everything found in the four week Jacket Drafting course and more. Price £1400
(April 16th to May 25th 2018) Pattern Drafting for Bespoke Menswear. In-house, full-time 20 hrs per week for six weeks. The next in-house course is Pattern Drafting for Bespoke Menswear. This is a six weeks course which covers bespoke pattern drafting and fitting. Students will learn how to draft and fit Jacket (coats), waistcoats and trousers in various styles and figures. Following live classroom demonstrations and completing set tests every two weeks, each student will become competent in drafting a Savile Row suit. A fitting model will be brought in in the final week when students can be tested on their knowledge of pattern drafting and fitting. Price £2500 Accommodation is also offered at a nearby residence for a separate fee of £1000.
(June 4th to August 31st 2018) Handcraft Tailoring In-house Three month Summer course Full-time A twelve week Summer course is also available which covers Pattern Drafting, Coat (Jacket) Making and Trouser Making. The first two modules are a condensed version of Pattern Drafting and Coat Making course described above and below. The Trouser Making course is a bridging module between Pattern Drafting and Coat Making courses. Students learn how to use the needle and thimble as well as machine sewing before attempting Coat Making. They will also have the opportunity to put into practise their learning from the Pattern drafting module. This course can be broken down into three modules with students opting to take one module or more. Price per module available upon request. The twelve week Summer course costs £4000 GBP, accommodation fee is £1800.
(September 17th to October 26th) Handcraft Coat Making In-house Six weeks Full-time, 20 hrs per week. This course covers the making of a Handcraft Coat using traditional Savile Row techniques. Each student will be guided through the process and under close instruction shown step by step how to make a Jacket. Following daily classroom demonstrations students will learn hand sewing and machine sewing techniques including hand made Button holes. Each student will complete a Jacket by the end of the six weeks. Price £2500 Accommodation is also offered at a nearby residence for a separate fee of £1000. One to one weekend sessions are available upon request, students can request private tuition on dates outside of those mentioned above. Day rate is set at £150. A discount of 10% is offered to any student signing up to any course until February 12th. A 20% deposit is required to secure a place on any course. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. Handcraft Tailor Academy is located in Monaghan Ireland (EU). Prices are quoted in Great British Pound currency of the United Kingdom. Students travelling from outside of the EU can enter the country under the Tourist Visa Waiver as the course durations under the 90 day limit. Kind Regards, Rory Duffy Master Tailor Handcraft Tailor Academy www.Handcrafttailor.com https://htsaward.wixsite.com/htsa

Monday, June 20, 2016

Handcraft Tailor Academy, Syllabus Fall 2016

FALL 2016 Pattern Drafting of Men’s Bespoke Garments Course Title: Pattern Drafting of Men’s Bespoke Garments Academic Year: Fall 2016 Course Context: Savile Row is acknowledged as the home of bespoke tailoring and a byword for unequalled quality the world over. It’s traditions and techniques where formed over two centuries and are now protected and promoted by the Savile Row Bespoke Association. Using specific pattern drafting techniques, methods of construction and materials, Savile row represents the highest in luxury fashion practiced by such historical tailoring houses like Henry Poole & co. and Gieves & Hawks.

Handcraft Tailor Academy, Syllabus Fall 2016

Course Description: This course focuses on pattern drafting for men’s bespoke garments. Starting with the figure, the student will come to understanding figuration, body proportions, measuring, pattern drafting, pattern manipulation, fitting try-on garments and remedying deflects in bespoke garments. Students will learn to draft Trouser, Waistcoat and Coat patterns for various sizes, as well as the corpulent figure. Fitting demonstrations will be carried out in class; each student will draft a three-piece suit pattern to be fitted to a guest model. The student with the try-on requiring the fewest alterations will be named as the ‘Student of the Year’. Upon completion of the course each student will have pattern drafting notes and diagrams, a fitting manual and block patterns for the Coat, Waistcoat and Trouser.

Handcraft Tailor Academy, Syllabus Fall 2016

The Briefs 1. Trouser draft & Muslin/ Calico fitting Due Week 5 A trouser, well fitted, is more comfortable than a tracksuit and more professional looking too. In class the student will learn to measure, configure and draft a pair of tailored trousers. These drafts will be cut and sewn in calico and fitted to a model. Project Outcomes: The student will draft a series of patterns over a period of five weeks. Each student will learn the draft and generate a pattern without referring to their notes. Four different styles of trousers will be learnt these include Plain trouser fronts, Brace-top trousers, pleats both Forward and Reverse. Students will also come to understand pocket positions and waistband features and closures.

Handcraft Tailor Academy, Syllabus Fall 2016

2. Waistcoat draft & Muslin/ Calico fitting Due week 7 Charles II introduced Waistcoats in the seventeenth century as the correct dress during the restoration of the British monarchy. These were of simple straight cut made from black cloth with a white silk lining. Students will learn to cut and fit a variety of waistcoats in both modern and traditional styles. Project Outcomes: The student will learn to draft a waistcoat pattern for normal, erect, stooping and corpulent figure types. Once the draft is learnt the student will be tested in drafting a pattern to a size without referring to their notes. Fittings and alteration to pattern will also be examined, the student will baste their pattern together in calico and fit them to a model to not only learn how to fit and alter a pattern, but how to approach a client during the fitting stage.

Handcraft Tailor Academy, Syllabus Fall 2016

3. Coat draft & Muslim/ Calico fitting Due week 15 The modern lounge suit appeared in the late 19th century, but traces its origins to the simplified, sartorial standard of dress established by King Charles II in the 17th century. As the coat is recognized as the most difficult menswear garment to cut and fit, eight weeks of training are dedicated to training the students in this art. Project Outcomes: From the first day in class the student’s knowledge will be building towards cutting the coat pattern. As their understanding of the male figure develops, their judgment for assessing the idiosyncrasies of the male form will take shape. Learning to notice the variants from one side of the body to the other and transferring this into the pattern. Like the trouser and waistcoat projects, the student will cut a variety of coat patterns for different figures and styles. Starting with the normal figure, moving into erect, head forward, stooping and corpulent. A model will be brought in for the final assessment and the student will be required to measure figure assess and cut a pattern without notes, to be evaluated to determine their grade.

Handcraft Tailor Academy, Syllabus Fall 2016

Week 1 – Week 5 We begin with a course overview, reading through the syllabus and discuss the briefs, so each student knows that to expect in the coming weeks. Before drafting commences the tools are examine, the L-square the tailor’s imperial calculator, the Hip curve, and two French curves uses are explained. The male figuration will be discussed, images and diagrams are studied, explaining the variations and proportionate changes. Measuring systems will be examined, practiced and discussed. Students will have a chance to look at the Direct Measure System and receive an explanation on Scale, the preferred system of cutting. Cutting for bow-legs, straight legs and knock-knees will discussed and practiced. Using one another as models, the students will cut patterns for each other and fit them examining the different variations of cutting and how the fit compares. Trouser styles will also be explained, the students will learn the brace-top, straight top, plain fronts, double and reverse pleat drafts. Examples will be shown of waistband styles, closures, waist adjusters e.g. Dax and straps, button and zip flies, trouser finishing etc. A model will be brought in for the students to measure, draft and cut a pattern, then sew in muslin to prepare a fitting for. Students will be assessed on this project, which will contribute to their final result.