Womenswear Pattern Cutting: Intensive

Pattern Cutting courses - video

This womenswear pattern cutting course has been designed as a great first step towards setting up your own business or a career as a professional pattern cutter. You’ll start with an introduction to the industry standard size 12 block and be taken step by step through the core skills of pattern reading and style interpretation...

Taught by: Claudette Davis-Bonnick.

Description

This womenswear pattern cutting course has been designed as a great first step towards setting up your own business or a career as a professional pattern cutter. You’ll start with an introduction to the industry standard size 12 block and be taken step by step through the core skills of pattern reading and style interpretation. You’ll then move on to use this knowledge to alter different parts of the pattern pieces, practicing many variations of styles over an extended period of study whilst under the guidance of a specialist.

You’ll learn how to move darts to change the look of a garment as well as creating ease or a tighter fit. You’ll also be shown how to create varying silhouettes and how to adapt patterns for different types of daywear fabrics. Your tutor will give you technical advice on laying out pattern pieces when cutting fabric and elements of garment construction such as seam allowances and fastenings.

Through this process of development you will be able to interpret fashion designs and illustrations of daywear and eveningwear garments into your own patterns. You’ll leave the course with a comprehensive file of pattern samples in both paper and fabric.
This course covers all content included in ‘Introduction to womenswear pattern cutting’ alongside more advanced techniques. 


This course will include pattern work for the following:

  • Collars
  • Sleeves
  • Bodice
  • Skirts
  • Trousers
  • Dress
  • Linings
  • Pockets
  • Waistbands
  • Yokes

It’s worth noting that this course does not cover tailoring or working with jersey.


Level:

Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.


Booking:

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.


Tutor information

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Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Stiletto awl
  • Metric tape measure
  • 3/4 H pencils
  • Magic scotch tape
  • Glue stick
  • Fine pointed tracing wheel
  • Fine steel pins
  • Fabric shears
  • Paper shears
  • Felt tip pen (or magic marker)
  • Eraser

Details for booking

Date Day of Week Time Duration Cost Status Location Action
30/07/2018 - 17/08/2018 Monday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00 15 Days £1650 Available Lime Grove - W12 Add to Basket
08/09/2018 - 08/12/2018 Saturday 09:30 - 17:00 14 Weeks £1650 Available Lime Grove - W12 Add to Basket
03/12/2018 - 21/12/2018 Monday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00 15 Days £1650 Available Lime Grove - W12 Add to Basket
18/03/2019 - 05/04/2019 Monday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00 15 Days £1650 Available Lime Grove - W12 Add to Basket