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Patternmaking - Experimental And Explorative Approaches Part 2

Patternmaking - Experimental And Explorative Approaches Part 2

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 builds on Experimental & Explorative Approaches Part 1, and explores some unconventional and inventive approaches to patternmaking and shape creation. You will be encouraged to think 'outside the box' and experiment with abstract and geometric shapes in both 2D and 3D, and to observe how they relate to the body as garments.

The course intends to lead you on a journey of discovery at the end of which, it is hoped, you will rethink your approach to design and patternmaking. Tutor-led demonstrations will provide the starting point from which to practise a series of calico modelling skills, leading on to the creation of your own 'geometrically draped' toile.

Entry requirements

  • Some knowledge of conventional flat patternmaking is essential in order to follow the programme.
  • Intermediate sewing skills and competent use of industrial machinery are also necessary if you are to fully exploit this course.
  • Ideally, you should have completed our Part 1 course before enrolling on this one.

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