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Create Your Wardrobe

MEMBERSHIP

Taking Inspiration From The Catwalk To THE Red Carpet

"Unlock Your Perfect Fit: Learn Professional Pattern Making Techniques inside Our Online Membership"

Dresses* | Trousers | Coats | Tops | Skirts | Shirts | Jackets

You must have an understanding of dart manipulation and used a sewing machine previously

ENROLMENT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

You're warmly invited to

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Are you struggling to find clothes that fit you well off-the-rack?

This can be frustrating and time-consuming. By learning how to make your patterns through an online membership, you can create clothing that is tailored specifically to your body measurements and preferences or that matches your style preferences.

Many people struggle with finding clothing that fits them well and flatters their body type. This can be especially true for those who fall outside of standard sizes. We can help you to achieve a better fit and feel more comfortable and confident in your clothes.

For some, attending in-person classes or working with a professional pattern cutter may be difficult or impractical due to your location or scheduling constraints.

By offering online resources and support we provide a convenient and accessible way for you to improve your pattern making skills, create garments that fit well, reflect your style and flatter your body type.

Additionally, our online membership can save you money in the long run, as you'll be able to create high-quality, custom-fitted clothing at a lower cost than buying ready-to-wear garments or hiring a professional pattern maker.

Connect with your online instructors who are passionate about all things pattern making and sewing. This can provide a valuable source of inspiration, feedback, and support as you work on projects.

Introducing...

Create Your Wardrobe

WOMEN'S WEAR PATTERNS

Create • Inspire • Teach

Taking inspiration from the catwalk to the red carpet

Dresses* | Trousers | Coats | Tops | Skirts | Shirts | Jackets

Block Pattern Size Chart

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How It Works

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DRAFT
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Drafting a pattern requires some knowledge of industry pattern-making techniques, there are also some general steps to follow. Start with simple designs and gradually work your way up to more complex garments.

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CREATE
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Pattern making involves creating a 2D template that corresponds to each piece of the garment, which is then used to cut the fabric and construct the garment. It takes practice to perfect high-quality patterns.

3

TOILE 
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Fitting the toile is an important step in the garment-making process. It involves testing the fit and shape of a garment on the stand or body before cutting the final fabric. It's important to check the fit at all points.

How is the Create Your Wardrobe membership different from the Online Course: Design Challenge Style Files?

It's the same content in both. 

The Create Your Wardrobe Membership is perfect for someone looking to implement a growth plan at their own pace, additional perks with community Q&A, exclusive resources and new content are added each month to help develop your skills with online support.

 The Online Courses: Design Challenge Style Files have a more structured and linear learning path. It is perfect for someone looking to accelerate their growth rapidly. Students are provided with a time frame of 12 months to complete each online course.

ONLINE MEMBERSHIP

Taking Inspiration From The Catwalk To THE Red Carpet

Dresses* | Trousers | Coats | Tops | Skirts | Shirts | Jackets

with additional perks, Q&A's, exclusive resources and new content each month

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Top/Mini Dress

INSPIRATION: CATWALK

LEVEL Intermediate-Beginner

Corset and Side Bag

INSPIRATION: CATWALK

LEVEL Intermediate

Spiral Corset Dress 

INSPIRATION: RED CARPET

LEVEL Intermediate

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Access our membership that will teach you the life long skills in pattern making. Learn from industry professionals, stay focused and on track while you implement everything you’re learning!

Now you have two options...

SPEND YEARS TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT BY YOURSELF 

or

JOIN US AND START SEEING RESULTS NOW!

Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

After you register for CYW you'll receive email instructions on how to access your private portal. A new module is released in your dashboard each month for you to implement at your own pace. We work with a proven framework for each project.

Using digital block patterns in half scale equivalent to a UK size 12. Further, your pattern making skills by recreating the projects using full UK size 6-20 block patterns. Access online support when you need it. By the end of each module, you will have completed a half-scale and (full-size optional) pattern and a toile (also known as a mock-up or muslin) of each style.

benefit 1

Build your confidence with your pattern making skills. Access professional pattern making knowledge and techniques with our step-by-step road map, downloadable resources and exclusive member-only discounts.

Learn and improve your skills, which can ultimately lead to better-fitting garments with online support when you need it. 

benefit 2

Our online membership is more cost-effective than taking in-person classes or hiring a professional pattern cutter.

Our members have the convenience and flexibility to access video tutorials, digital block patterns, and other resources at any time and from anywhere with internet access. This makes it easy to fit your pattern cutting lessons into a busy schedule and work at your own pace. 

benefit 3

Create Your Wardrobe membership allows you to search for specific content parts and jump immediately to the right spot inside the video by keywords, find exact words spoken, also written text.

Navigate to chapters, auto-generated video captions, and automatic transcriptions.

Create Your Wardrobe

Online Membership

This is where the magic happens

This is where the magic happens

LEARN WITH US

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Pattern Drafting

The first step in creating a garment is drafting a pattern using a digital block pattern, Manilla card/Oak tag, pattern paper and essential pattern making equipment. This involves creating a basic design and transferring it to paper. Measurements of the bust, waist, and hip, are used to create a pattern that is tailored to the wearer's body shape. 

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Pattern Making

Once the pattern has been drafted, the next step is to create a 2D pattern. This involves transferring the pattern from the draft onto a larger sheet of pattern paper. True the pattern pieces, add seam allowances, grainlines and pattern information. Each lesson varies according to the complexity of each design.

3

Toile Construction

After the pattern has been made, a toile or mock-up is created. This is a test garment made from inexpensive fabric i.e. calico that is used to check the fit, proportion and design of the garment. The toile is adjusted based on personalized statistics such as the length of the torso, the shape of the shoulders, and any asymmetry in the body. This is then used to make any necessary adjustments to the pattern before the final garment is made in the real fabric.

Equipment list

Don't cut Corners!

Purchase good quality tools & equipment

Drafting, pattern making, and toiling are all critical steps in the process of creating a garment that fits properly. When it comes to creating your patterns the very first thing you need is good quality tools and equipment. These are an investment and they can last you a lifetime if you look after them.

I’ve listed the tools and specialist equipment you will need to purchase or gather together in the free guide. I highly recommend purchasing your tools from a good local trade supplier in person or online.

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IMPLEMENT

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What makes us different

Our commitment to providing a comprehensive, accessible, and supportive learning experience through our membership for students to approach traditional pattern cutting methods and think outside the box.


"Like many of you, I've always loved designing clothes. But for years, I stuck with dressmakers sewing patterns. I would spend hours measuring and cutting fabric, sometimes ending up with a garment that didn't fit properly, I felt so frustrated at times.


After I studied for my fashion design degree I honed in on evening classes in creative pattern making. Fast forward… I knew I wasn't alone in wanting to level-up my skills, that's why I created this online platform. I wanted to provide a space where people from around the world could come together, learn professional pattern cutting, and get the support they need to create garments that fit perfectly. With our membership, you'll have access to passionate and experienced pattern cutters who are eager to help you improve your skills from your creative space.


We offer a range of video tutorials, downloadable resources and members-only discounts that are designed to help you overcome common challenges and master new techniques. We understand the frustration of spending hours on a project only to have it not turn out the way you envisioned. That's why we're here to help you achieve your pattern making goals and create garments that you'll be proud to wear. 


Join our membership today and start creating clothing that fits you!"

Here’s what students are saying about the course

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Sarah

Student

I struggled with finding clothes that fit me properly especially at the hip

I've always loved fashion, but she never felt confident in my ability to create my garments. I struggled with finding clothes that fit me properly and were flattering to my body type. Frustrated by the limitations of store-bought clothes, I decided to try my hand at pattern making. I followed the framework to achieve my goal and made my first dress.

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Alison

Student

Found accessible resources that were comprehensive and easy to follow

I quickly realized that pattern making was more difficult than I anticipated. I struggled to find accessible resources that were comprehensive and easy to follow. I invested in my fashion degree and expensive classes but found that they didn't provide the level of support I needed to succeed. Frustrated and discouraged, I began to doubt my ability to learn valuable pattern cutting skills, until my classmate introduced me this course.

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Beverley

Career Change

Following a proven framework I gained confidence in pattern making

I was able to finally achieve my goal of creating perfectly fitting garments that flattered my body type following a proven framework with the help from the tutor. I was able to unlock my creativity and express myself through my projects. And perhaps most importantly, I was able to gain confidence in my ability to learn and grow as a pattern maker with a step-by-step process in the lessons.

Unlock Your Creativity... Save Time and Money

Our online membership is an excellent value for the life of your subscription for learning the skill of pattern making. You'll have access to fashion industry tutors, pattern cutting knowledge and techniques, video lessons, digital A0/A4/US letter size printable block patterns and online support. If you've struggled with finding clothing that fits well our membership is the perfect solution.

We'll teach you how to create patterns ensuring that your garments fit well and flatter your body type. Designed to be convenient and flexible, so you can access your resources at any time. Plus, our membership has everything you need to take your skills to the next level and create well-fitting garments that you'll be proud to wear. Submit your suggestions for future Pattern Request.

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The modules are released monthly to allow time to learn and implement

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Invest in yourself and break through any barriers

Choose a plan that works for you

Being a BETA member ensures you maintain the current subscription rate for as long as your membership remains active. Membership pricing will be subject to increase.

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QUARTERLY

£75

/3 months

£25 month/83p day/save £60

What's included

  • Half-scale digital block patterns
  • New lesson each month
  • Step-by-step road map
  • Downloadable resources
  • Automatic transcriptions
  • Auto-generated video captions
  • Closed caption videos in English
  • Search inside the video by keyword
  • Navigate to video chapters 1, 2, 3 etc
  • 24/7 Access, work at your own pace
  • Online support via email
  • Subscribed members discounts
  • OPTIONAL: Full-size 6-20 digital block patterns 
  • Exclusive Member-Only Discounts
  • Occasional bonus goodies during the year

You're warmly invited to

NO REFUNDS
ALL SALES ARE FINAL
Cancel and Refund Policy

The membership plan provides the flexibility for you to receive online support. To cancel future monthly or yearly payments, log into your member's account and follow the onscreen instructions or contact us.

Due to the nature of our online membership subscriptions and digital products refunds are non-refundable, all sales are final. Please be sure we're a good fit before you sign up. 

faq

Language requirements


You must be confident speaking and reading English to a conversational level.

Do I need a sewing machine?

Yes, It is assumed that you have your own domestic/industrial sewing machine. You will also need specialist tools to progress, these are an investment and they can last you many years to come.

WHAT LEVEL IS THE MEMBERSHIP FOR?

Intermediate-Beginners/Level 2 

You should have completed Beginners/level 1 and have an understanding of dart manipulation and used a sewing machine previously.


Advanced/Level 3

Designed for learners who have progressed through previous levels 1 and 2.

What are the technical requirements?

● A strong internet connection
● Windows 10, Vista or XP; Mac OS 10.4 or higher
● Up to date: Firefox, Safari, Chrome
● You must have a working email address that you regularly check
● Computer, laptop, tablet with speakers/USB headset integrated
● A printer is required to print out the course materials

Free Software
Adobe Reader – (for downloadable resources)

When does the first lesson begin?

The first module begins when registration is open for enrolment.


Being a BETA member ensures you maintain the current subscription rate for as long as your membership remains active. Once this membership becomes available to the public, there will be a price increase.

How long do I have to complete each module?

A new module is released in your dashboard each month for you to implement at your own pace. We work with a framework for each project using digital block patterns in half scale equivalent to a UK size 12. Further your pattern making skills by recreating the projects in full scale with UK size 6-20 block patterns.


What if I've previously purchased an individual course?
If you've previously bought a standalone course, it won't be impacted when you join the membership. You can continue accessing those courses as usual. Even if you decide to cancel your membership, you'll still have a time frame of 6 months to successfully complete any online courses you bought before joining the membership.

Will I still have access to the lessons if I unsubscribe?

No. Access the modules and resources as long as you are a subscribed member in "The Create Your Wardrobe Membership".

What if I've already bought a standalone course?

If you've previously bought a standalone online course, it won't be impacted when you join the "Create Your Wardrobe Membership". You can continue accessing those courses as usual. Even if you decide to cancel your membership, you'll still have a time frame of 12 months to successfully complete any online courses you bought before joining the membership.

Is the site secure? In addition, is my information safe?

Yes, all financial information is securely encrypted during transmission and securely stored. All transmissions of sensitive information are encrypted using HTTPS and an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).

Cancel and Refund Policy

Cancellation
The monthly membership plan provides the flexibility to receive online support. To cancel future monthly or quarterly payments, log into your member's account and follow the onscreen instructions or contact us.


Refund Policy

Due to the nature of our online membership subscriptions and digital products refunds are non-refundable, all sales are final. Please be sure we're a good fit before you sign up. 


Payment is taken as soon as you complete registration for the membership subscription. You will be billed monthly/quarterly until you cancel. You will not receive any partial credit if you cancel your monthly/quarterly subscription before its term ends.


Chargeback Policy
Credit card chargebacks and PayPal disputes can be costly. We reserve the right to terminate and disable your membership subscription account that have filed chargebacks or disputes. Please contact us to discuss any issues you may have or would like us to review.

when is enrolment opening up?

Make sure to join our waiting list so you can be notified when the next enrolment opens up. You can join our waiting list here

Fuel your Pattern Cutting Skills and become a part of 1st Class Patterns!

Inside my nurturing and inclusive community for aspiring Pattern Makers. Our CYW Membership reopens for new members shortly. Don't forget to secure your spot by joining the waitlist if you're eager to be a part of our vibrant community!

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Personal Note

Thank you for visiting us

We take great pride in offering this online pattern cutting membership and eagerly anticipate your participation. Whether you aim to achieve exceptional results in your creative projects from the comfort of your workspace or seek to replace confusion and overwhelm with absolute clarity, we're excited to have you on board!

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