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, such 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.
The purpose of this intermediate patternmaking short course is to look in detail at the key elements of a simple shirt, such 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.
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.
- 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.
Patternmaster/ graders square
Scissors/shears for both paper and fabric
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