Garment pattern cutting

This two day course will provide you with a basic understanding of garment pattern cutting and block patterns through practical taught sessions.

The course is hands-on so delegates will gain a clear understanding of block patterns and pattern cutting methods through practical taught sessions. This short course has been designed for delegates with little to no pattern cutting experience or knowledge.


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Course content

Day 1

• Introduction to the mannequin: Measuring the body and how/where to take measurements.

• Block patterns: Fundamentals of the block pattern and terminologies.

• Dart manipulation: Practical session moving the dart to create fit, fullness and shape. Examples will be shown and delegates will have an opportunity to cut and construct their patterns in calico on industrial flatbed machines.

• Using the dart to create seams: Practical session using the dart to create seams. Princess and Empire line explored using flat pattern method. Examples will be shown and delegates will have an opportunity to cut and construct their patterns in calico on industrial flatbed machines.

Day 2

• Pattern cutting the collar: Creating a 2 piece shirt collar and Rever collar using flat pattern cutting techniques. Examples will be shown and delegates will have an opportunity to cut and construct their patterns in calico on industrial flatbed machines.

• Pattern cutting the sleeve: Creating a sleeve with gathers, cap sleeve and raglan sleeve using flat pattern cutting techniques. Examples will be shown and delegates will have an opportunity to cut and construct their patterns in calico on industrial flatbed machines.

• Pattern cutting the skirt: Creating a fitted skirt using the block pattern. Examples will be shown and delegates will have an opportunity to cut and construct their pattern in calico on industrial flatbed machines.