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Pattern Cutting Workshops

We offer a number of one to one and group pattern cutting workshops. These are aimed at anyone from the absolute beginner to advanced professionals. They can cover any aspect of pattern cutting such as block creation and dart manipulation.  We can use either the flat pattern cutting method, or draping on the stand. Often a mix of the two types is the best way to go. These pattern cutting classes can be tailored to your specific needs and timed to your own convenience.

PHONE – 07905-965-305

EMAIL – thelondonpatterncutter@gmail.com

It is impossible to learn pattern cutting  quickly as It takes years of constant practise, day in and day out to become expert. That is why I advise anyone  interested in learning pattern cutting to invest in a good mannequin. This allows them to  put what they have learnt in the workshop into practise at home. A good mannequin should last a lifetime. While there are those who have an aptitude for making patterns, in my opinion  it is an acquired skill rather than a raw natural ability. Working at home on your own mannequin in conjunction with the pattern cutting classes is the most efficient way to learn.

PHONE – 07905-965-305

EMAIL – thelondonpatterncutter@gmail.com

In our one to one pattern cutting workshops we like to show you how to do it yourself. We will try to show you that really there are no rules. Or if there are, then once you know them you can just forget them and do your own thing. Many people trying to learn pattern cutting make the mistake of believing that they need to cut patterns to a formula. They buy books that tell them to make a pattern by joining the dots.  But you do not need a formula if you have a mannequin to use. Why not just make your pattern on the mannequin itself. Once you have perfected your initial pattern block, you can then use this block to cut many new designs from.

” Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime “

MAIMONIDES

We have many fashion startup entrepreneurs or designers who want to understand how the patterns are made, so like to get involved with the making of their own patterns. So in this case we work with them by going through their design ideas and we develop a good working drawing for the pattern cutter. Then we set about creating their pattern with them. Most patterns can be completed in a day, but some will require two days.  This gives the client an opportunity to do some homework themselves. They can complete some of the work at home and bring it back for the second day. In this way they kill two birds with one stone – They learn how to cut patterns while also getting the pattern they need to produce their design.

PHONE – 07905-965-305

EMAIL – thelondonpatterncutter@gmail.com

You can either work according to our instructions, or you can bring along your own pattern cutting project. Your tutor will be  highly experienced in the field of pattern cutting that you are most interested in.

FLAT PATTERN METHOD

In the flat pattern method of pattern cutting, we learn how to create  basic block patterns and then to develop these block patterns into individual styles by a combination of methods. You will learn about dart manipulation and by slashing and spreading the pattern pieces.

PHONE – 07905-965-305

EMAIL – thelondonpatterncutter@gmail.com

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