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Menswear Pattern Cutting Intensive Short Course

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.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


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)


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

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