Friday, 14 November 2014

London Pattern Cutting Course

My husband's cousin came home on a Saturday and I just returned from my course. He asked what course is it. I said Pattern cutting. and he asked me to explain it.
And then he said Oh glorified tailoring :)

And yes it was,expect we did no tailoring.
Size 12 was our basic block from which we did our different variations.
- Dart manipulation of front basic block
- Dark manipulation of back basic block
- Dart manipulation of skirt block
- Collars etc...
Pattern cutting london school of fashion


We learnt 2 methods -
1. Cut and spread method which is the basic and tedious method
2. Pivot method - A very very good video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbeTqR5GIU0

Being from IT I'd rather prefer do all that on inkscape. Just an ever so slight pencil thickness or the angle of the pencil creates overall 1/2 cm difference. I'd prefer to do all that on my computer.
I'm familiar with inkscape now having drafted a nightie for 2T and a multisize 2T-8T sun dress.
But dart manipulation on the computer is something I need to get familiar with.

It was really a feeling of school - not like a traditional one or rather I can say more like a practical lab style.
Need real leg muscles to stand all day - yeah all day 10 to 5. Only time sat was on the first day where we had a little theory and during our breaks of course.

There was also a take your hands off your face moment in the class. All were stunned, really stunned and couldn't believe it.

Every time I came home and my husband asked what I did I was like - dart manipulation. But really that's what we learnt; I don't know if there is more to pattern cutting or it was just variations. Surely there are many more advanced courses but until I make my pattern for myself and move all those darts I'm not doing any more.
Pattern cutting womer's wear

Sleeves pattern cutting

Have a fun filled weekend.
Preethi.

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4 comments:

  1. It's amazing how a flat piece of fabric can be manipulated to fit perfectly on a person using various sewing techniques. I love the science and math behind pattern creation. Your course sounds really interesting.

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    1. Same here Preeti.. I totally love how a 2D is converted to 3D. Fascinates me everytime.. At school maths and drawing were my favorite subjects and they are so coming together now..

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  2. Oh! that's amazing to know about your classes! Mmm, interesting patterns and pattern making are definitely about fullness and fitting! And dart manipulation is a must to learn better fitting :) Best wishes dear :)
    TC! Keep smiling :)

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  3. “It’s not about the dress you wear, it’s about the life you lead in the dress". Fashion for each

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