Pattern Cutting (Online Short Course)
This pattern cutting course will introduce you to the basic techniques for womenswear pattern cutting and will look at the relevance of these techniques within contemporary fashion. The online course works from standard size 12 blocks and will explore techniques for bodices, sleeves, collars and skirts...
Taught by: Alina Moat.
This pattern cutting course will introduce you to the basic techniques for womenswear pattern cutting and will look at the relevance of these techniques within contemporary fashion. The online course works from standard size 12 blocks and will explore techniques for bodices, sleeves, collars and skirts. The course offers you the opportunity to have weekly feedback on your pattern cutting work, and provides additional resources for you to explore each week at your own pace.
The course will include:
- Introduction to pattern cutting
- What is flat pattern cutting?
- The tools & terminology
- The blocks
- Copying a bodice block to paper
- Dart manipulation continuation (slash and spread and pivot) in bodices
- Uses of darts in fashion
- Developing sleeve styles
- Developing collars styles
- Developing skirts styles
- Uses of skirts styles in fashion
Why choose an LCF online learning short course?
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. You will participate in the live classes each week and you will undertake weekly assignments to be completed in your own time.
Please make sure you are available to participate in the live online chat sessions which are run to UK time.
All online learning courses include weekly chat sessions with your tutor and other students on the course, which are conducted through an interactive seminar (called Blackboard Collaborate). The chat sessions will include text and voice/video chat, as well as an opportunity to 'share' your tutor's desktop so that s/he can navigate you through websites, powerpoint presentations and other work. These sessions are essential to attend each week, so please check the times of the course when you book and take into account any local time differences.
You may also be required to undertake weekly assignments between sessions.These will be housed on our Workflow website, along with additional resources and discussion forums which can be used to interact with fellow students in between classes. You may be expected to dedicate between one - two hours a week to these self-study projects. A full technical specification is listed in 'Materials'.
Suitable for absolute beginners.
Please book as early as possible. This will allow us enough time to provide you with login for the online short course learning software.
When making your booking do not tick the 'If you DO NOT hold a UK/EU/EEA passport click here' box as this is only relevant for classroom courses. If we send you an email telling you to present your passport to us, please ignore this email, as it does not apply to you.
If no dates are available for this course please 'Make an enquiry' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.
Alina Moat is a lecturer in design and creative pattern cutting. She works with LCF courses such as BA Womenswear, MA Fashion and the Environment, BA Fashion Studies. She also delivers workshops on draping on the stand in Turkey, Slovenia and Korea. As a freelancer she has recently created a smartphone application for learning to drape on the stand, has created a new school uniform for Thomas Tallis School in London, and has drawn the technical illustrations for Pattern Cutting (Portfolio Skills) by Dennic Chunman Lo.
- Set square or pattern master
- French curve
- HB mechanical pencil
- Pattern cutting paper (needs to be slightly see through)
- Tracing wheel
- Metric tape measure
- Paper scissors
- Glue stick
- Biros in blue, red and green
- Masking tape or magic scotch tape
- Glue stick
- Fine steel pins
- Fabric scissors
- Medium weight calico (2 mtrs)
In addition to the materials listed above, you will need:
- A recent computer with a recent operating system
- An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers eg Safari and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Internet Explorer)
- Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).