Lingerie Pattern Cutting
This beginner’s pattern cutting course will introduce you to the skills you will need to start producing patterns for soft lingerie. You will create lingerie patterns for: a pair of briefs, two camisoles, a pair of French knickers and a chemise...
Taught by: Linda Wing.
This beginner’s pattern cutting course will introduce you to the skills you will need to start producing patterns for soft lingerie. You will create lingerie patterns for: a pair of briefs, two camisoles, a pair of French knickers and a chemise.
During a series of practical workshops underpinned with technical demonstrations, you will be introduced to standard size 12 blocks, and learn how to use flat pattern cutting skills for lingerie. The tutor will explain pattern notations, including grain lines, balance marks, fabric suppression and appropriate seam allowances.
You will move on to adapting the blocks to create shapes, which will include princess lines, darts, yokes and gathers. You will learn how to incorporate lace, decorative features and trims for woven fabrics. The course will also cover using cut-out laces, appliqué and bias cutting. Using these skills and techniques, you will learn how to amend your patterns for different styles of openings and straps.
The course will include:
- Using a size 12 block pattern to create different styles of camisoles, chemise, French knickers and briefs
- Understanding seam allowances, pattern notations and grain lines
- Working with lace, motifs & lace appliqué
Please note this course does not include bra pattern cutting, lingerie making or grading to other sizes.
Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
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:
- Tracing wheel
- Shoben pattern master
- Black/white Shoben styling tape
- Tape measure
- Pattern cutting shears
- Needle, thread and pins
- H pencils and eraser
- Coloured fineliner pens (red and black)