Patternmaking Intermediate - Shirt Skills

The purpose of this intermediate patternmaking short course is to look in detail at the key elements of a simple shirt, sucha as a collar/collar stand, cuffs, plackets, yokes and buttons/fastenings. Whilst the course will incorporate these elements into a simple shirt, the skills learnt can be applied to all types of garments...

Taught by: Lee Benjamin.

Description

The purpose of this intermediate patternmaking short course is to look in detail at the key elements of a simple shirt, sucha as a collar/collar stand, cuffs, plackets, yokes and buttons/fastenings. Whilst the course will incorporate these elements into a simple shirt, the skills learnt can be applied to all types of garments.

Who should take this course?

This intermediate course is aimed at students with some previous pattern-cutting and sewing experience. For example, students who have completed Patternmaking Levels 1 and 2 would be ideal candidates to undertake this course.

Topics covered

The course will be taught as a series of practical demonstrations and discussions, intersected with individual work-time and one-to-one tutorials.

The students will undertake a series of exercises in cutting their own patterns for a collar, cuff, etc. which they will then cut in calico and stitch.

Students develop a much deeper understanding of their pattern-cutting skills if they cut and stitch their own examples.

Over the duration of the course, whilst developing their pattern-cutting and sewing skills, the students will build their own basic shirt as a calico toile.

Students will complete the course with a series of essential skills that they will confidently be able to apply to their own work, as well as the patterns they have created and a calico toile of their completed work.

Entry requirements

  • A basic level of pattern-cutting and sewing skills required.
  • Students who have previously completed Patternmaking Levels 1 and/or 2 would be ideally suited for this course.




Tutor information

Lee Benjamin has been constructing garments for Fashion and Costume for over 25 years and as an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins since 2008, teaches pattern-cutting skills to BA Fashion students.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

Patternmaster/ graders square
Scissors/shears for both paper and fabric
Mechanical pencil
Eraser
Tape measure
Pins
Tracing wheel
Pattern notchers
Notepad

Details for booking

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