Menswear Pattern Cutting: Intensive
This LCF menswear pattern cutting course offers you an excellent opportunity to learn and develop all aspects of professional menswear pattern cutting skills to industry standard. The course will introduce you to exciting new methods of contemporary pattern cutting for menswear, focusing on current trends and shapes as well as covering the more traditional methods...
Taught by: Nicholas Williams, Alina Moat.
This LCF menswear pattern cutting course offers you an excellent opportunity to learn and develop all aspects of professional menswear pattern cutting skills to industry standard. The course will introduce you to exciting new methods of contemporary pattern cutting for menswear, focusing on current trends and shapes as well as covering the more traditional methods.
You’ll start with an introduction to industry standard blocks, and be taken step-by-step through the core skills of pattern reading and style interpretation. First you will focus on the menswear body block and sleeve, learning the basics of pattern manipulation before moving on to create menswear patterns for a variety of garments. You’ll learn how to alter patterns for fit, as well as how to change the look of a garment to create different silhouettes and for working with different fabrics.
During the course you will build up a reference file of pattern work and notes. You will also produce basic sample pieces for some of the patterns you have worked on, to enable you to test your patterns for fit and accuracy. You’ll leave the course able to interpret fashion designs into your own patterns and garments.
This course will include:
- Bodice, sleeves & yokes
- Collars, hoods & pockets
- Hooded tops/vests
- Trousers (casual and formal), waistbands, pockets, linings & fly fastenings
- Shorts, pleats & turn-ups
- Basic jacket (including a parka jacket), collars, pockets, facings & linings
- Pea coats
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.
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.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
- Pattern cutting ruler (pattern master or other versions)
- Tracing wheel
- Mechanical pencil (HB)
- Black, blue and red biros
- 3-5 colours of felt pens
- Measuring tape
- Paper scissors
- Fabric scissors
- A4 or A3 plastic sleeves for patterns
- Masking tape