PROFESSIONAL PATTERN CUTTING
Stage 2 (shorter)
Professional Pattern Cutting for Tops and Dresses
Draft and Fit a Bodice and Sleeve Block, Pattern Manipulations and Style Development for Tops and Dresses
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is suitable for home dressmakers who wish to make or adapt patterns for themselves to achieve a perfect fit when making their own clothes. It would also be ideal for those wishing to achieve professional level of pattern cutting skills to work in the industry or set up their own business. It’s also perfect for fashion students or graduates to add to their technical skills.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
- Working from a set of measurements- either your own or a standard size – you will draft a bodice block and a sleeve block.
- Construct the block in calico and fit to body. Transfer adjustments to the block and trace onto card
- Darts and dart manipulation- Moving darts and removing darts
- Turning darts into seams
- Wing seam, Princess line seam, Empire line seam.
- Adding fullness, gathers etc.
- Button wrap
- Pattern Draft – Draft a full scale pattern for a Top of your own design to include seam allowances, annotations and all pattern markings.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I ALREADY NEED?
Although this is a beginner’s course ideally you should have completed our Stage 1 Pattern Cutting for Skirt course or have similar previous experience. You need to have at least basic sewing skills to take get the best out of this course. [The only sewing on the course is sewing the toile.]
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You don’t need to bring anything as all materials and equipment are provided. If you would like to have and use your own equipment we can give you a voucher to receive a discount at certain retail outlets where you can purchase your own.
WHAT COURSE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AFTER THIS ONE?
When you have completed this course you can move onto Stage 4 Pattern Cutting for Shirts or Pattern Cutting for Collars Workshop, also Pattern Cutting for Sleeves Workshop and Stage 5 Pattern Cutting for Trousers.
WHAT HAVE PEOPLE SAID ABOUT THIS COURSE?
“Thank you so very much for a genuinely fantastic and enjoyable time at Fashion Antidote, it has been one of my biggest investments and I am just sorry I didn’t do it years ago!!! You are both stars. I got far more than I expected- the teacher was an absolute credit to the company, above and beyond. She was unbelievably attentive and it was hugely inspiring to be taught by someone with so much knowledge and a creative eye. I have learnt more from these courses than my 4 years in university, seventy thousand internships and three years as a professional in the industry! I am massively grateful towards Susan for being so helpful and communicative when providing information and giving me flexibility on doing these courses, I really hope to be back for more courses and will definitely keep in touch. Thank you so much.”