Workshop on Leather Garment Construction – 2 was conducted by the School of Design (Fashion Design and Technology) in collaboration with HRDC, LPU for FDDI Kolkata, a premier academic and training institution dedicated to the development and growth of the Footwear & Product, Leather Products, Retail and Fashion Merchandise and Fashion Design sectors. Thirty eight participants from FDDI, Kolkata attended the workshop. Mr. Firoz Khan, Assistant Professor, LPU was invited as the Subject Matter Expert.

The Objective of the workshop was to strengthen the concepts of pattern making relative to leather garments. The participants developed the competency to develop different variations of trouser, variations of sleeves, collar and other components of leather garments. Hands on training on following modules were provided in the workshop:

1. Introduction to pattern making

  • Understanding the body & its measurement

2. Methods of measuring body & dress form

  • Pattern development from drapes and measurement
  • Development of basic trousers for women and men

3.  Garment fit and grading

  • Grading and balancing to achieve a good fit
  • Three types of sleeve variation

The workshop was appreciated by the participants wrt to the choice of the Subject matter expert and delivery of the content. “The way the session was conducted was very efficient because not only we were given ample time to complete our work, but it also gave us the opportunity to explore our creativity deeply. There was never even a bit of rush to complete a particular topic, each and everything was very well taught and with extreme patience,” wrote Stuti Banerjee, a participant in the program.