Basic Pattern Cutting

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Duration

Hours

21 hours

Schedule

Classes once per week

Fees

£199

LOCATION

MAYFAIR, LONDON

Course Overview

Mentor:

Zekaryas Solomon

An accomplished fashion designer with solid experience communicating creative vision and the latest industry trends through seasonal fashion collections.

An accomplished fashion designer with solid experience communicating creative vision and the latest industry trends through seasonal fashion collections.

Ability to utilise graphic and textile designing, pattern making and sewing techniques to deliver creative and unique garment designs.

Skilled in aligning all required resources to develop and sustain capability for in-house manufacturing.

Expertise in analysing design from a technical perspective and moulding designs for full-scale production.

Course Content

Week 1: Introduction to pattern cutting:

  • Pattern Making Tools
  • Flat Pattern Cutting
  • Pattern Markings
  • The terminology of pattern cutting

Week 2: Methods of Pattern Making

  • Drafting
  • Draping
  • Flat Paper Pattern Making

Week 3

  • Basic Blocks
  • Fashion blocks
  • Basic draft or plan
  • The patterns

Week 4: Introduction to basic bodice and dart manipulation

  • Darts: forms of suppression
  • Back Bodice Block
  • Front Bodice Block

Week 5: Types of Darts

  • Dart manipulation
  • Draping session

Week 6: Understanding of Body & Its Measurements

  • Methods of Measuring Body and Dress Form
  • Method of Measuring a Dress Form & Identifying of Various Body Parts

Week 7: Personalized Body Measurements

  • Students take each other’s measurement
  • Draft personalised patterns
  • Create first toile
  • Amend and fit first drafted toile and finalise own pattern

What you'll learn

  • Using a standard size pattern block to draft simple bodice shapes.
  • Using basic manipulation techniques to create a variety of styles.
  • Understand and use balance marks, grainlines notches and other technical information.
  • Making and using toiles as part of the process of creating a finished pattern.
  • Operate machinery and tools safely.
  • Be able to take accurate measurements, record them to make patterns.
  • Be able to use professional terminology.
  • Construct a simple block pattern to aid the construction of a garment.
  • Demonstrate sewing and construction skills.