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Menswear Pattern Cutting Intensive

Course description

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 blockand 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.

Available dates

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Materials

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
  • Awl
  • Mechanical pencil 0.5 point (HB)
  • Eraser
  • Black, blue and red biros
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric scissors
  • A3 plastic sleeves for patterns
  • Masking tape

Details

Topics covered:

  • Shirt (yokes, plackets, cuffs)
  • Trousers (waistbands, pockets & fly fastenings)
  • Shorts, pleats & turn-ups
  • Sleeves
  • Necklines, Collars & Hoods
  • Pockets
  • Oversized garments
  • Outerwear jacket (facings, linings)

Reviews

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"The teaching on the course was brilliant. I have gained a deeper understanding of pattern cutting, not just HOW TO but also the WHThis has been excellent and provided me with new and exciting pattern cutting knowledge, which I can now apply to my own practice." - Freya, UK
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This Menswear Pattern Cutting Intensive 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.

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