About

1st Class Patterns is a learning environment that reflects design education through to the fashion industry with life-long learning skills. Aimed at giving you the techniques, tools and equipment to create clothing patterns, using digital block patterns in UK size 6-20 or garment stand as a starting point. Each digital block pattern is professionally drafted and graded with detailed instructions to help you create professional clothing patterns with confidence. 

We’ve got you covered if you are you are creating a fashion portfolio, starting in fashion education or a home sewer. Our aim is to make learning fashion design the technical processes of pattern making uncomplicated.

Work at your own pace with our pattern cutting mini workshop includes step-by-step video lessons, downloadable resources and support when you need it most. Each module has been designed to build off the previous one, making it easy to follow and develop your overall understanding of the techniques and put what you’ve learned into action.

Maybe you're at the intermediate-beginners level and want to further your pattern cutting skills. We would be honoured to assist you in your creative journey inside our create your wardrobe pattern cutting membership.

Ezmé caught the sewing bug at 8 years old from her mum who was a meticulous seamstress and her dad who was a self-taught shoe cobbler. It was often a toss between fabrics and shoes, but she soon realised her passion was sewing and making clothes.

Ezmé studied textile machine embroidery followed by fashion design at The University of The Arts where she caught the bug for pattern cutting. Her pattern cutting tutor Christina would constantly say to the students "You have to have the 4 P's" Patience, Passion, Persistence and Perseverance" to become a successful pattern maker.

After graduation, she started her fashion career in couture, luxury high-end labels as a junior designer, pattern cutter and fashion lecturer in a span of over three decades in women’s, men’s and children’s wear.  Ezmé continues practising her expertise and learning new skills to share with her students.

1st Class Patterns assist you with a strong foundation of fashion design, 2D, 3D pattern cutting and garment construction. We are fashion industry professionals and 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; and teaching across various levels of fashion courses in some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” - Lauren Hutton
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