Digital Pattern Cutting with Gerber Accumark
This intermediate level course is designed for pattern cutters wishing to extend their skills on digital technology using Gerber Accumark Pattern Design software.
During the course you will begin by drafting basic pattern shapes on screen using the pattern design tools. Under tutor guidance, you will then be able to manipulate standard-size basic blocks in to final production digital patterns. As you master the system you will have the opportunity to practise and apply the skills that you have learnt to create your own patterns independently.
The course includes:
- Drafting of basic pattern pieces directly on screen
- Manipulation of blocks in to new styles
- Performing many basic pattern cutting techniques digitally (e.g. mirroring a piece, adding seams and notches, manipulating darts, adding volume, adding pleats, and annotating patterns)
- Pattern Digitizing
- Plotting patterns
Intermediate. In order to fully benefit from this course you must have achieved pattern cutting skills to the level of our intermediate pattern cutting courses and have basic computer skills. The completion of the Introduction to Digital Pattern Cutting for Production course would also be an advantage.
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Megan McGuire began her academic career at London College of Fashion in 2004. Whilst working in education she completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Art and Design and her Master’s in Digital Fashion. Megan has a substantial amount of fashion CAD/CAM experience, both scholastic and industry based, particularly on packages used for pattern cutting, grading, and lay planning. Throughout her career she has worked for fast-paced high street suppliers as well as for large well-established brands in the middle market. She has currently been employed at ASOS.com as Senior Digital Pattern Technician since 2014. She continues to do ad hoc freelance, teaching, and consulting work, and has contributed to a recently published book on pattern cutting.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
- Notebook and pen for note taking or USB storage device for saving digital notes