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Pattern Cutting & Sewing Basics Course

for sewing enthusiasts seeking skill enhancement

Get better results with your pattern making projects

In 2024, we're launching a beginners level pattern cutting course. To maximize your benefit from this course, having prior experience with a few sewing projects is advantageous. This background knowledge offers a more comprehensive understanding of constructing sewing toiles.

DRAFT - Drafting patterns is the process of creating templates or blueprints for garment construction.

Learn how to create patterns using a digital block pattern

Adopt a solid proven framework and understand the exact roadmap to create patterns for women's wear garments. Go through the training step-by-step. Practice the pattern cutting techniques using half scale digital block pattern before re-creating the projects in full size 6-20 A0/A4/US.

PATTERN - Pattern making involves translating designs into precise measurements and shapes on paper.

pattern making offers challenges and satisfaction 

If you have a sense of curiosity, a love for creativity, and a desire to explore your own potential, then this course is the right fit for you. We start with an introduction to pattern cutting using digital block patterns, use of tools, terminology and industry techniques. Build your technical portfolio. 

TOILE - Toiling is the creation of a sample garment using inexpensive fabric before making the final version.

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What’s in the course

This structured training guides you in a logical path from using the tools and techniques to creating your patterns. An introduction to the core skills of pattern cutting with specific sewing basics which are relevant to pattern cutting. These are crucial elements for your long term success.

FOUNDING member have lifetime access to the online course. The price increases upon public release and you will be provided with a time frame to successfully complete this course.

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Module 1: Introduction to Pattern Cutting

Learn flat pattern cutting to create 3D shapes and sewing basics. You will learn how to use the essential tools for pattern cutting with digital block patterns to adapt styles for bodices, sleeves, collars and skirts patterns. Draft patterns in half scale and full-size 6-20* with regard to fit, proportion and balance.

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Module 2: Slashing and Pivoting Techniques

Start your pattern making with two fundamental industry techniques: slash and pivot to manipulate the block patterns into various styles. Interpret designs into workable patterns that can be used to construct a garment. We’ll cover everything from the techniques, tools, pattern cutting terms and everything that entails.

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Module 3: Sewing Machine Basics

This module is about sewing machine basics, types of sewing machines, sewing terms and seam types. Read through your sewing machine manual for specific instructions to get you up and running with the controls before starting any sewing projects. As you become more comfortable and skilled with your machine, you'll be able to tackle a wide range of sewing projects with precision and confidence.

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Module 4: Bodice Dart Positions

In this module, you’ll dive into understanding the need for bust suppression by modifying and styling the bodice pattern with dart manipulation this must take place through the bust point. We’ll cover slashing and pivoting techniques to convert, move, divide, combine darts and adjust the fullness in the bodice.

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Module 5: Openings, Buttonholes and Facings

In this module, you’ll learn how to create various working openings cut into garment sections, factors to consider when planning a button opening, key positions for marking buttonholes, button sizes, facings to finish off the edge of a pattern and types of interfacing to use.

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Module 6: Darts into Seams on the Bodice

In this module, you’ll learn how darts are used to shape the flat fabric to the contours of the figure, position bodice darts into a temporary area to convert darts into seams through the bust point. Darts into seams can be strategically placed on the bodice to enhance fit and design, making them virtually invisible while maintaining structural integrity.

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Module 7: Constructing Collars

In this module, you’ll learn how to create collar styles. Understand the principles of collar drafting for the various collar types in the basic categories, collar terminology, prepare the bodice draft, interfacing, attaching, finishing collars and points to remember when designing collars.

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Module 8: Sleeve Styling

In this module, you’ll learn how to create collar styles. Understand the principles of collar drafting for the various collar types in the basic categories, collar terminology, prepare the bodice draft, interfacing, attaching, finishing collars and points to remember when designing collars.

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Module 9: Skirt Styling

In this module, you’ll learn how to adapt the skirt block to develop an understanding of the basic principles of skirt styling with the straight shape that form the basis of all skirt silhouettes. Develop the expertise needed to create a stylish and well-fitted skirts.

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Upon completion of this course, you will have 

 Developed an understanding of the basic principles of pattern cutting

 Learned how to pivot darts and manipulate blocks to create new styles

 Developed an understanding of how to use your equipment

 Developed skills through demonstrations and assignments

 Developed and maintain a record of techniques used

TWO OPTIONS

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Price increase upon public release of the course

option a

£110

Pattern Cutting & Sewing Basics Course +

Bodice & Skirt
Full Size Block Pattern
Single Sizes 6-20

option b

£130

Pattern Cutting & Sewing Basics Course +

Bodice & Skirt
Full Size Block Pattern
Graded Set 6-20
+3 BONUSES

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