Pattern Cutter Scotland
Forty Years A Freelance Pattern Cutter.
(066). I have been a freelance pattern cutter for over forty years, supplying a comprehensive pattern cutting and sampling service to the clothing industry. throughout the UK.
I moved to Scotland two years ago, while maintaining a sampling and production unit in London. Together, we have helped hundreds of new fashion brands get started.
I dont just cut patterns though. I can help with everything you need to get your product to market – Design. Patterns. Samples. Grades. Tech packs. Small production runs.
Above all, I can provide tons of advice to any new Scots clothing brands.
I always stress the importance of employing a pattern cutter who is specialised in your product type. That advice is especially relevant to new fashion startups in Scotland.
Having worked for so long as a freelance pattern cutter, I have made just about every conceivable type of pattern. So my specialism is just about everything.
If pressed, I would have to say that my special specialist areas were – All types of menswear, mens and ladies tailoring, sportswear, swimwear, mens shirts, coats, functional wear and childrenswear.
I can cut patterns for any type of garment and have extensive experience in many areas. Previous clients I have worked for include :-
All Saints, Jaeger, Wintle, Wensum Tailoring, Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Hennes; Duffer of Saint George, M&S and Wallace Sacks, Boy, Vivienne Westwood.
Alexander McQueen, Jean Muir, Wallace Sacks, Hennes, Peter Jensen, M&S.
Mothercare, Les Enfants Terribles, Huggsley Brown, Bambino
Tailoring is an area of pattern cutting that requires a lot of experience to perfect. Just making a well balanced and nicely fitting garment is only the start.
Creating a professional factory ready pattern requires understanding jacket construction, linings and interfacings.
Inexperienced jacket pattern cutters in my experience, make really awful patterns because they make several big errors, plus innumerable smaller errors that combine to make one big mess of a pattern.
Mens shirt patterns also require a great deal of experience and knowledge. There are different types of construction methods for mens shirts. Without years of experience it would not be possible to provide a professional pattern.
Although far simpler than either tailoring or shirts, mens underwear pattern making still requires a great deal of knowledge to get right. Construction is similar to sportswear construction, and some of the shapes are similar.
Sportswear covers a great variety of types of garment. Each type of sports garment has specific requirements. Having been a sportsman and fitness enthusiast all my life, I have an extra special interest in sportswear patterns and sampling.
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Everyone has a plan until they are punched in the face” MIKE TYSON.