Learn pattern cutting and garment construction in a mixed ability project-based workshop group.
Based on your initial and developing abilities, you’ll be encouraged to learn how to take a design idea, draft the pattern and sew the finished garment. All projects will be based on one-to-one discussions with the tutor.
The following gives an indication of how projects could progress.
Beginners to pattern cutting will start with a simple project, based on your own body measurement – for example, starting with a simple wrap-around gender-neutral skirt. This would include:
As you progress you can develop your own project ideas (e.g. for a pencil skirt) either by making a block to your own size - or using an industry standard size 12 block. Building on the above skills you would:
A next stage project could, for example, be making a simple shape jacket/top with sleeves. Building on pattern drafting techniques learnt in the first skirt project, this would in addition include:
Further bodice and sleeve projects would involve making a block to your own size or using an industry standard size 12 block enabling design variations to be designed and constructed around the essential body shape.
A simple shape trouser project would follow a similar path.
Students who have acquired the above skills or who are coming to the class with previous pattern cutting experience will be able to discuss and work on more personal projects.