Drafting - Woven Fabrics
Drafting - Stretchwear
How to start
Have you ever thought that pattern cutting might not be for you, because it sounds too technical?
Pattern Cutting is actually less technical than you think and can be developed, once the basic principles are covered, into an art form!
The Pattern Cutting Place offers an alternative to traditional pattern cutting courses and books, as you will be able to learn all about this art form wherever you are and online.
Having been trained as as a pattern cutter and costume maker at the London College of Fashion and Wimbledon School of Art (London, UK), and I have been working in this field for more than 20 years.
I have also been teaching pattern cutting for different levels during this time and are familiar with the problems students might encounter, when first confronted with pattern technology!
Taken this into account, the lessons of this site provide a clear step-by-step guidance of diverse aspects of pattern cutting (illustrations and drawings), which you can download individually.
Our course for absolute beginners reflects the content of the professional pattern cutting courses I have been teaching over the years; and it will also provide you with corrections and feedback of your work - all online.
I hope that you will enjoy the creation of your own patterns as much as I have, and do not forget to contact me if you have any further questions!
"I am thoroughly enjoying this course. I find your lessons easy to follow as you explain everything very clearly. Before I am asking myself why, you have answered it in your notes. The next best thing is I have is your notes to refer back to at any time."
"I have been looking for a pattern cutting course for ages, and stumbled upon the beginners course at The Pattern Cutting Place.
The lessons are very clear, precise and easy to follow for an absolute beginner like me.
I was a little bit wary of the sending process, but it turned out to be really easy and straightforward. The feedback and corrections are great - every time I send in my exercises and homework, the feedback is quick, clear and I feel very well supported by the tutor."
Pat, Great Britain
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