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Lingerie Pattern Cutting

Lingerie Pattern Cutting

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Linda Wing


This beginner’s pattern cutting course will introduce you to the skills you will need to start producing patterns for non-stretch soft lingerie. The patterns you will make include: 1 pair of briefs, 2 camisoles, a pair of French knickers, and 1 chemise. 

During a series of practical workshops underpinned with technical demonstrations, you will be introduced to size 12 lingerie blocks, and learn how to use flat pattern cutting skills for lingerie. The tutor will explain pattern notations, such as grain lines, balance marks, fabric suppression and appropriate seam allowances. 

You will learn how to adapt the blocks to create shapes, which include princess lines, darts, yokes and gathers. You will also learn how to incorporate lace, decorative features and trims for woven fabrics. The course will also include demonstrations of using cut-out laces, appliqué & bias cutting. Using these as a base, you will also learn how to amend your patterns for different openings and straps.

The course will include:

The course will include: ?
  • Using size 12 blocks to create different styles of camisoles, chemise, French knickers and briefs
  • Understanding Seam allowances, pattern notations and grain lines
  • Understanding of working with lace, motifs and lace appliqué

Please note this course does not include bra pattern cutting, lingerie making or grading to other sizes. All patterns will be made in size 12.


Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.


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.

Tutor Description

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 
  • Awl  
  • Pattern master or Graders set square & French curve
  • Metric tape measure 
  • Paper shears
  • Pins – Fine
  • 5mm propelling pencil with one of the following types of lead: 2H to 6H
  • Eraser
  • Glue stick
  • Clear tape
  • Notepad & pen

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