Garment pattern cutting

Course overview

This 2 day course has been designed so delegates get a basic understanding of pattern cutting for apparel using the flat pattern method. Delegates will also be given an opportunity to cut and construct their patterns providing them with the option to check their work and understand the process.

The course is hands-on so delegates will gain a clear understanding of block patterns and pattern cutting methods through practical taught sessions.

Course structure

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.

Contact email

training@leeds.ac.uk

Contact phone

0113 343 37858