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Patternmaking - Experimental And Explorative Approaches Part 1

Patternmaking - Experimental And Explorative Approaches Part 1

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jill Entwistle


Central Saint Martins is renowned for its innovative and open-minded approach to the creative process. This short intensive course explores some unconventional, versatile and inventive approaches to patternmaking and shape creation. It will show you snapshots of various techniques used to create patterns.

Tutor-led demonstrations will provide the starting point from which to practice and develop your skills and aesthetic sensibilities.

Entry requirements

  • The ability to use a sewing machine is essential if you are to benefit from this course.
  • Some knowledge of patternmaking would also be useful to follow this programme.
  • It is also essential that you come to this course with an open mind, be willing to experiment and take risks.

Level: Part 1 is suitable for students with a basic understanding of pattern cutting.

Follow-up courses

Students who successfully complete this course may want to consider taking Experimental and Explorative Approaches Part 2.

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

Tutor Description

Jill Entwistle teaches patternmaking on the BA Fashion course at Central St Martins. She has 20 years experience in the Fashion Industry.


Please bring with you to the first session:
  • Graders Set Square or Pattern Master
  • Paper Scissors
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Tracing Wheel
  • Pattern Awl
  • Masking Tape
  • Dress Maker Pins
  • Pens (various colours)
  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • File for keeping course hand-outs/notes
  • Note Pad
  • Camera (to record the process)

Available dates