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Apparel Product Development: Clothing Technology

Get a recognised certificate in Clothing Technology accredited by the Textile Institute and recognised all over the world.

Apparel Product Development: Clothing Technology
NameApparel Product Development: Clothing Technology
Online Tutor
68 Weeks
Lessons
202 of Pattern Making (womenswear, menswear & childrenswear),
36 of Fashion Design Technical,
93 of Sewing,
26 of Road to Fashion (social and marketing studies),
14 of Virtual Factory (production), and licenses
67 of Pattern Grading (womenswear)
Telestia Creator CAD software Pattern Cutting
Telestia Creator CAD Software Pattern Grading
You will receive
Installation CDs and relevant templates
Suitable
All levels
Includes
Software license and Telestia Creator software license

Become a certified Clothing Technologist. Follow one of our two course programs that lead to a recognised professional qualification, the Licentiateship, accredited by the Textile Institute in Apparel Product Development:

Both course programs are distance learning. They are delivered with the unique Telestia Trainer and Telestia Creator learning and design multimedia software. Tutor support for progress monitoring, feedback and assessment is provided throughout the courses.

APD Clothing Technology focuses on pattern technology and garment making up studies. Possible career paths if you take this course are:

  • Pattern Technologist
  • Freelance pattern technologist
  • Production manager
  • High level technical specialist
  • Quality Control consultant
  • Garment technologist
  • Sample Technician
  • Pattern Grader
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Cutting Room Manager

When you register for the APD Clothing Technology course program you will get the following eTelestia course modules and software:

  • Telestia Trainer: Pattern Making
  • Telestia Trainer: Fashion Design Technical
  • Telestia Trainer: Sewing
  • Telestia Trainer: Road to Fashion
  • Telestia Trainer: Virtual Factory
  • Telestia Creator: CAD Pattern Making
  • Telestia Trainer: Pattern Grading
  • Telestia Creator: CAD Grading

The full course program duration is 2 years or 70 weeks. You can register and begin the program at any time in the year.


Fees:
Payment in full (5% discount):


NameClothing APD TI Year 1
Includes34 week support
Original cost2175€ 2066 € discount price
Cost2 066.00 €

NameClothing APD TI Year 2
Includes34 week support
Original cost1940€ 1843,00 €discount price
Cost1 843.00 €

TOTAL throughout the 2 years: 4115,00 € 3909,00€


Alternative payment plan:
Year 1


NameClothing APD TI Week 1
Includes12 Weeks support
138 lessons - Pattern Making Womenswear
30 lessons - Fashion Technical Drawing A
You will receive Installation CD Pattern Making and Fashion Technical and Templates
Cost1 045.00 €

NameClothing APD TI Week 13
Includes12 Weeks support
9 lessons Road to Fashion A (social & marketing studies)
61 lessons Sewing A
7 lessons Virtual Factory A (production)
You will receiveInstallation CD Road to Fashion, Sewing, Virtual Factory
Cost530.00 €

NameClothing APD TI Week 25
Includes10 Weeks study
Telestia Creator CAD Software Pattern Cutting
You will receive
Installation CD
Cost600.00 €

Year 2


NameClothing APD TI Week 36
Includes11 Weeks support
85 lessons - Pattern making Menswear and Childrenswear
13 lessons - Fashion Technical Drawing B
32 lessons - Sewing B
You will receive
Downloadable package
Cost740.00 €

NameClothing APD TI Week 47
Includes13 Weeks support
67 lessons Pattern Grading
7 lessons Road to Fashion (social and Marketing studies)
7 lessons Virtual Factory.
You will receiveDownloadable package and installation CD Pattern Grading and Template
Cost600.00 €

NameClothing APD TI Week 60
Includes12 Weeks study
Telestia Creator CAD software Pattern Grading.
You will receive
Downloadable package/ Software licence
Cost600.00 €

TOTAL throughout the 2 years: 4115€


When you register for this accredited course you will receive a Starter Pack with the learning and drafting materials necessary for your studies. A detailed timetable and study guide will also be sent to you. These will:

  • introduce how the course is organised in Learning Packages,
  • show which path to follow in your study course,
  • explain what to expect from each Learning Package,
  • suggest how you should practice and what kind of exercises to hand in, and
  • indicate by when you have to complete each module.

During the course duration we will provide you with online Tutor support. You can contact your Tutor through the Student Area in our website and ask questions and advice pertaining to the course. The course is generally hands-on and as you progress you can send your work (per email or per post) to your Tutor, who will monitor your progress and provide you with feedback on your work.

As you complete each part of the course, the level of your knowledge and skills will be assessed through a number of tests in the form of general and/or multiple choice questions and projects. When you have successfully completed every assessment you will be ready for accreditation and for professional practice.

At the end of the course, you can apply to the Textile Institute to receive your accredited qualification, the Licentiateship. Our College is listed as SITAM AB School of Fashion Design & Applied Arts in the list of accredited educational institutions.

Here you will find more information regarding the route to achieve your Textile Institute LTI qualification through your studies on the eTelestia APD: Clothing courses (Route b).

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The full course is accredited by the Textile Institute based in the UK and recognised worldwide. Each course/module you completed will be considered as part of the full course Accredited by the Textile Institute that is run by our school. The courses accredited by the Textile Institute are recognised worldwide please find attached a list of some of the establishments which award qualifications which have been accredited as fulfilling the academic requirements for Associateship (CText ATI) and/or Licentiateship (LTI) of The Textile Institute. The full list of accredited qualifications is available from TI International upon request.

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View students testimonials from 62 countries.
lisbeth-bodin

Overall, I definitely recommend this course to anyone who is seriously considering to learn how to draft, design and sew their own clothes.

I am enjoying the course very much and learning a lot. It is taught in a logical order. The tutors are very knowledgeable and helpful. They check the assignments thoroughly and send appropriate comments to help students improve. Overall, I definitely recommend this course to anyone who is seriously considering to learn how to draft, design and sew their own clothes. I have not even completed the entire course and I drafted and sewed my own pattern for a dress I just saw in catalogue. The fitting was amazing and I was able to do this based on the techniques I learned through the course.

Shefali Garg

Παρασκευή Στρατή

Σήμερα έχω ένα δικό μου χώρο και όλες αυτές οι ιδέες, σκέψεις, χρώματα, υφάσματα συνταιριάζονται και ζωντανεύουν! Και σας ευγνωμονώ γιαυτό!!

Γεια σας! Είμαι η Εύη και έχω παρακολουθήσει τα μαθήματα πατρόν της σχολής από το διαδίκτυο. Αν και φάνταζε δύσκολο να μάθεις κάτι τόσο πρακτικό από τον υπολογιστή, ομολογώ ότι τα μαθήματα ήταν έτσι δομημένα, με πολλές εικόνες που εξηγούσαν τις διαδικασίες, που κατάφερα εν τέλει να κάνω αυτό που ονειρευόμουν! Να σχεδιάζω και να ράβω παιδικά ρούχα! Σήμερα έχω ένα δικό μου χώρο και όλες αυτές οι ιδέες, σκέψεις, χρώματα, υφάσματα συνταιριάζονται και ζωντανεύουν! Και σας ευγνωμονώ γιαυτό!!

- Ευη Στρατή (Greece)

Nicola-Ridd-Davies

I have learned more in 5 days than I have in 5 years of education and 20 years of practice.

A visit to see MiiW tutor, dressmaker and pattern cutting extraordinaire Nicola Ridd-Davies in her Swansea studio.

- Nicola Ridd-Davies (UK)

Nicola-Ridd-Davies

I have learned more in 5 days than I have in 5 years of education and 20 years of practice.
Telestia provides for the Fashion Industry a coherent, accurate, proven pattern making and design methodology, which allows an articulate dialogue between the designer and the pattern cutter.

In order to communicate effectively it helps to speak the same language. Telestia provides for the Fashion Industry a coherent, accurate, proven pattern making and design methodology, which allows an articulate dialogue between the designer and the pattern cutter. Telestia is the result of a century of research and development into perfect fit and balance and is available in many mediums, including books, CAD, online courses and taught courses.

When the results of the Telestia way begin to be recognised by industry, academia and the consumer, 'The Revolution' will happen without effort. It was an absolute honour and a privilege to be part of this. I've met incredible people, made solid friendships and learned more in 5 days than I have in 5 years of education and 20 years of practice.

- Nicola Ridd-Davies (UK)
(Fashion Enter e-Telestia Perfect Pattern Cutting Masterclass taught by Anastasia Vouyouka)

paul-markevicius

Telestia feels like a long overdue wake-up call to the fashion industry, once experienced, never forgotten.

...A wonderfully succinct introduction to possibly the best defined and created methodology for making garments ever produced. Telestia's exacting standards, clear to see but easily and intuitively adopted, stem from the originator, Anastasia's own lifelong dedication to creating a 'teaching-based' methodology for pattern design and combines the collective knowledge of numerous global industry specialists (including her own mother's couture skills!) Telestia feels like a long overdue wake-up call to the fashion industry, once experienced, never forgotten. It comprises a set of tools, based on a far superior methodology that can redress the slavish perpetuation of ill-fitting, inferior garment production from inadequate blocks, based on an approximation to designs that bear little relation to them - or worse still the individual, whose actual measurements are never fully taken into account within the creation of the block in the first place. Elementary, fundamental and yet revolutionary in its far-reaching benefits.

Telestia, for all its exquisitely intelligent applied thinking to the pattern making process, is non-elitist and remarkably easy to adopt. Using it demonstrated process step by process step, how even the most experienced pattern cutters can benefit from seeing 'professional work-arounds' rendered unnecessary and ultimately inadequate by a methodology that can be tracked back, every single time, to show precisely why and how the best results can be achieved without exception. Telestia is so cleverly thought through that it can teach the complete beginner professional standards from the very first use of the genius-engineered template tools without them feeling daunted or inadequately prepared. In fact, they have only good habits to learn by starting with Telestia - not old ones to unlearn!

- Paul Markevicius (UK)
(Fashion Enter e-Telestia Perfect Pattern Cutting Masterclass taught by Anastasia Vouyouka)

alice-prier

… designers, pattern drafters and graders let's get back to creating garments with a real understanding of the body beneath. Our customers will love us for it!"

I've bought several kits from Anastasia to use with my evening class home dressmaker students, some of whom are very skilled dressmakers - which will also give me a chance to practice!

Ill fitting clothes be gone - designers, pattern drafters and graders let's get back to creating garments with a real understanding of the body beneath. Our customers will love us for it!

- Alice Prier (UK)
(Fashion Enter e-Telestia Perfect Pattern Cutting Masterclass taught by Anastasia Vouyouka)

tina-wande

It's amazing the way you can become a designer or tailor through online learning. This is an investment that I'll never regret all my life.

I would like to share my story with single mothers like me who think it's impossible to make it with a child.
I started studying with eTelestia, while my son was only almost 5years old, today my son is almost 10years old. I've always worked during the day and during the evenings I did my studies while my son was in bed till I felt I was tired to do it. The more I thought it was impossible to do the cutting and drawing, the more it got interesting and the more I came up with different ideas to design. It is amazing the way you can become a designer or tailor through online learning.
Of course you need determination to achieve anything in life and you need to be willing to put effort at least everyday of your time. The best part about eTelestia courses, is that it is well explained and the examples are easy to follow and whenever you have questions, the teachers respond to you as quick as possible…..
Today I make clothes for different private clients and make extra cash for my living, and this is the investment that I'll never regret all my life. Here attached are some of my samples that I have made and myself wearing one of the evening dress.

- Tina Wande (Germany)

adri-van-der-zel

After many moons of searching for a pattern system that can be used properly and efficiently I found Telestia.

About twelve years ago I did a basic fashion diploma (very basic). I always had problems with the fit of commercial patterns and It did not make sense to me to buy a pattern that is "kind of" what I want, and that "kind of" fits and I would have to redo the whole pattern in any case. I also have a constant curiosity for the "why" and "how" factor. After many moons of searching for a pattern system that can be used properly and efficiently I found Telestia. I found that drafting a flat pattern with the old method and lots of calculations and so on a bit of a large task (specially with my kids that grow way too fast) It almost did not seem worth it.
I love fabric, and love to look at the way it behaves, and what it wants to do. I also love detail, even the details that one does not know goes into clothes, like with tailoring. When i finally make a fully hand tailored jacket, it has to be a perfect fit including its linings and stabilizers.
There are few people today that sees clothes design and construction and pattern design as a craft, a craft that seems to be dying out too. I also want to incorporate the new skills I'm learning into my quilting. I want to design jackets and coats that can be quilted - I guess more like a art and would like to send it into the shows. I find working with the patterns and playing with the lines and trying to visualize the the end result and the processes of making it one of the most satisfying activities I have ever come across. :)

- Adri Van Der Zel (Australia)

eva-priska

Οι σπουδές μου στο πρόγραμμα e-telestia υπήρξαν άκρως εποικοδομητικές.

Οι σπουδές μου στο πρόγραμμα e-telestia υπήρξαν άκρως εποικοδομητικές. Ομολογώ πως είχα αρκετές επιφυλάξεις πριν πάρω την απόφαση να ξεκινήσω τις εν λόγω σπουδές, και βασικός παράγοντας στην απόφασή μου στάθηκαν τα demos που επιδεικνύουν ξεκάθαρα τον τρόπο που ακολουθείται στη διαδικασία μελέτης και εκμάθησης. Τα οφέλη δε που αποκόμισα είναι άμεσα, μιας και οι δυνατότητές μου να δημιουργώ ένα ένδυμα -από τον σχεδιασμό του έως την υλοποίησή του-, μου προσφέρουν ένα αίσθημα ικανοποίησης, δημιουργικότητας και άμεσης εφαρμογής των γνώσεων που έλαβα σε μία διαρκώς και ευρέως αναπτυσσόμενη αγορά.
Καταλυτικά υπήρξαν επίσης το κόστος και η διάρκεια σπουδών, αφού η μελέτη στον προσωπικό μου χώρο δεν επιβάρυνε τον οικονομικό προϋπολογισμό μου. Προτείνω ανεπιφύλαχτα τις σπουδές εξ αποστάσεως e-telestia στον κάθε ενδιαφερόμενο που θέλει να προσφέρει όχι μόνο ως επαγγελματίας, αλλά χρησιμοποιώντας τις γνώσεις του και ως εργαλείο για τον εαυτό του.

- Evaggelia Priska (Greece)

lisbeth-bodin

After a short times practice I have been familiar with the system, I have found the course very useful...

After a short times practice I have been familiar with the system, I have found the course very useful and easy to learn.

- Lisbeth Bodin (Denmark)

bettina-lenders

Ich komme sehr gut mit dem Programm zurecht - ich habe jedoch auch eine ganz tolle Tutorin.

Ich komme sehr gut mit dem Programm zurecht - ich habe jedoch auch eine ganz tolle Tutorin. Wenn man mit dem Programm arbeitet, merkt man, dass man eigentlich noch viel mehr konstruieren mochte, als im Programm gezeigt.

- Bettina Lenders (Germany)

brigitte-kloettschen

Ja, ich habe das meiste runtergeladen (einiges lässt sich leider nicht öffnen) und bin nach wie vor begeisterst von diesem Programm.

Ja, ich habe das meiste runtergeladen und bin nach wie vor begeisterst von diesem Programm.

- Brigitte Klöttschen (Germany)

lea-cooks

The Skirt Program is Fun to learn even I understood it.

The Skirt Program is Fun to learn even I understood it.

- Lea Cooks (USA)

megan-fraser

Very easy to understand and well put together. Thanks.

I haven't made my way through all the courses yet but the ones I've got through have definately been great so far. Very easy to understand and put together. Thanks.

- Meagan Fraser (Australia)

cyril-leclerc

Toute fonction bien et est tres interessant.

Toute fonction bien et est tres interessant.

- Cyril Leclerc (France)

anniek-wintraeken

The idea and set-up of the program is very usefull.

Last week I finished the whole factory tour and it was quite interesting. The idea and set-up of the program is very usefull.

- Anniek Wintraeken (Netherlands)

cory-tomlinson

The format and content of your course is incredible.

The format and content of your course is incredible. I haven't made it too far yet, but from what I have seen so far it looks like you guys have done an amazing job at breaking it all down into understandable steps while at the same time allowing the student to see how it will all come together.

- Cory Tomlinson (Canada)

cory-tomlinson

I will be enrolling in some more of your courses in the future. I am so excited that I found your website.

I took a course at a community college on pattern drafting and am finding your course to make much more sense to me and I feel confident that when I am finished I will actually have the skills to draft patterns. I have to admit I was a little hesitant about learning such a skill using a e-format, but you guys must have really put A LOT of thought and work into producing these courses. I am looking forward to going through the rest of the modules. And I will be enrolling in some more of your courses in the future. I am so excited that I found your website. Thank you.

- Cory Tomlinson (Canada)

laurence-martin

Autrement j'ai travaillé les patrons modèles toute l'après midi jusqu'à tard c'est très intéressant si je pouvais j'y passerais mes journées!!

Autrement j'ai travaillé les patrons modèles toute l'après midi jusqu'à tard c'est très intéressant si je pouvais j'y passerais mes journées!!

- Laurence Martin (France)

heido-chiwk

I really enjoyed the course it gave me step-by-step instructions and a very sound methodology to not only learn to draw, but be able to do so with ever increasing accuracy.

I really enjoyed the course - Fashion Design - Technical drawing. I had no previous art experience and was never able to successfully draw the human body, yet alone clothing. The course gave me step-by-step instructions and a very sound methodology to not only learn to draw, but be able to do so with ever increasing accuracy. I also found my tutor to be helpful with questions not only about the course, but also helped me with a small IT problem I had with my computer.

- Heidi Chiwk (USA)

joseph-kirby

The course was excellent.

The course was excellent. My computer is weak and so I will wait before doing another course. But I would like very much to do another course eventually.

- Joseph Kirby (Ireland)

ulrike-pieta

Das Prinzip ihrer Schule ist mir auch schon positiv aufgefallen. Ihre Begleitung als mein Tutor ist super hoffentlich mach ich Ihnen nicht zu viel Arbeit.

Das Prinzip ihrer Schule ist mir auch schon positiv aufgefallen. Und die Auswahl gefällt mir sehr gut. Sie sehen ja, daß meine Fantasie schon angeregt worden ist. Auch Ihre Begleitung als mein Tutor ist super hoffentlich mach ich Ihnen nicht zu viel Arbeit.

- Ulrike Pieta (Germany)

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