Bra Pattern Cutting
This course introduces you to the specialised area of bra pattern cutting delivered from our dedicated contour department at Curtain Road. You’ll start by investigating different shapes of bras, looking at seam/wire types and fabric suitability...
Taught by: Linda Wing.
This course introduces you to the specialised area of bra pattern cutting delivered from our dedicated contour department at Curtain Road. You’ll start by investigating different shapes of bras, looking at seam/wire types and fabric suitability.
We’ll demonstrate how to measure the bust correctly and then move on to creating patterns for bras, using a variety of methods such as, modelling on the stand and drafting from given measurements. You’ll leave the course with 3 bra patterns of different styles. These will include: a plunge underwired bra, padded bra with cradle and full cup bra. You’ll also be shown how to make a bra toile and how to fit the bra to the stand.
The course includes:
- Introduction to bra fabrics and components
- Fabric suitability/ testing stretch of fabric
- Measuring the bust
- Pattern annotation: grain, size, seam flow
- Seam types: vertical, diagonal, curved, darted etc
- Different methods of pattern drafting
Please note that all bras will be made up in size 34B and the course does not cover grading.
Intermediate/Advanced. To fully benefit from this course you should have good sewing skills to the level of our Professional Sewing Techniques course and pattern cutting skills equivalent to the level of our Introduction to Womenswear pattern cutting course.
Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.
Linda Wing is a graduate of LCF and has worked for many years as a lingerie, nightwear and swimwear designer and pattern cutter, for manufacturers and retailers. She has also run her own company as a bespoke wedding gown designer/maker. She currently passes on her industry knowledge to the next generation of lingerie designers working as a lecturer and specialist technician on the BA (Hons) Fashion Contour degree alongside various lingerie and swimwear design and making short courses.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
- Olfa Deluxe Rotary cutter with safety mechanism 28mm (or 45mm only if unavailable)
- Tracing wheel
- Tape measure
- Short pins
- Fine pins
- French curve
- Pattern master or Graders Set Square
- Small ruler
- Flexible ruler
- Fadeable fabric marker pen
- 5mm propelling pencil with one of the following types of lead: 2H to 6H
- Shoben designer tape
- Paper shears for pattern cutting
- Notepad and pen