We get asked this question constantly “How do I become a successful designer pattern cutter”? As industry veterans and fashion educators we know the answer to this all too well. My pattern cutting tutor use to say “You have to have the 4 P’s to become successful in the fashion industry, Persistence, Perseverance, Passion and Patience”.
Whether you’re just starting out in the industry, creating a fashion portfolio, working in the fashion industry or a creative project we’ve got you covered. Our aim is to make learning fashion design the technical processes of pattern making, pattern cutting, fashion draping, and sewing skills uncomplicated, relaxing and easy to understand and implement whilst providing the best online learning experience to take you to the next level.
If you are new to sewing don’t let it scare you, take your time and practice sewing straight lines on a plain piece of paper with the machine unthreaded before repeating the same exercise this time with the machine threaded, you’ll become more confident with practice. Some of my fashion students dislike sewing, but I always advise them to have these lifetime skills because employers are always on the lookout for designers who stand-out, who are multi-talented and looking for on-going challenges.
Industry veterans my team and I assist enthusiast, students in fashion education and graduates in the fashion industry, create clothing collections for designers fashion weeks and teach on various levels of fashion courses. We have helped launch the careers of many creative fashion graduates in prestigious universities to go on to shape the creative industries worldwide and we would be honoured to assist you in your fashion education journey, the industry or creative projects…
We are fashion industry professionals and certified fashion educators who has worked with members of the British, European and Middle Eastern Royal families, music and film personalities, producing couture commissions, made-to-measure, red carpet gowns, high street brands, design houses, global luxury brands creating collections for international fashion weeks; and teaching across MA, BA, Foundation, Diploma level fashion courses in some of the world’s most prestigious universities.
We bring together over thirty year’s industrial expertise in women’s, men’s and children’s wear. Graduates from London College of Fashion, Central St Martin’s School of Art and Design now part of the (ULA, University of the Arts), Royal College of Art in London UK, and Parsons School of Design in the US.
Founder Ezmé Anderson PGDHE, HND, CERT
Ezmé Anderson parents were both in the creative industry, her mother was a seamstress and her father was a cobbler. She often sat and watched her mother create beautiful clothes using an industrial machine in the corner of their dining room. On her 7th birthday, Ezmé received a “Little Betty sewing machine”, her eyes lite up, she was so excited. Soon after she started making dolls clothes for Pipa, Sindy, and Tiny tears.
Ezmé noticed over time the speed her mother was sewing and she wanted to sew at that (lightning) speed too, so her mother taught her how to use an industrial machine, that was the beginning of Ezmé’s love affair with sewing, fabrics, and leather.
Areas of expertise
• Over 30 years of experience in various fashion industry sectors and 22 years teaching experience
• Collaborating with fashion designers to create catwalk collections, red carpet gowns and made-to-measure
• Mentors further and higher education students and graduates in the fashion industry
• Involved in the development of online courses in 1st Class Patterns
In 1986, our founder Ezmé Anderson a recent graduate from London College of Fashion assisted Lindka Cierach with the design and creation of two wedding dresses for the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson’s Royal wedding, for her marriage to HRH Prince Andrew and four bridesmaids’ outfits. The second wedding dress was unveiled to the public at Madame Tussauds waxworks in London, UK. Over a billion people worldwide watched the royal wedding on tv while Lindka, Rosa, and Ezmé attended Westminster Abbey for The Duke and Duchess of York’s royal wedding on 23 July 1986.
Just some of the designers and universities we had the pleasure to work with in our fashion careers…