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Patternmaking - Level 1

Patternmaking - Level 1

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Louis Loizou


In this beginners course you will learn the art of patternmaking from the experts at Central Saint Martins. You will practice how to use specialist equipment, pattern terminology and how to draw with accuracy and confidence the correct information that should be on finished patterns.

Topics covered

  • Tutor-led demonstrations will provide the starting point from which you will practice and develop your skills and aesthetic values.
  • You will then be able to draw on the technical skills that you learned to practice and improve your ability and realise your three dimensional designs.
  • Working from size 10 fashion blocks, you will learn the basic rules of creating various garment components.
  • You will work on bodice dart manipulations, simple sleeves and skirts.
  • We will explore various design style lines.
  • How to add fullness through gathers and pleats will also be covered.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note that all courses scheduled to start before 30 June 2020 will take place in an online classroom. Courses starting after this date will be held in our onsite classrooms.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

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

Tutor Description

Louis Loizou is a Senior Lecturer on the BA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins and works as a toilist/patternmaker.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Graders Set Square or Pattern Master
  • Paper Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Tracing Wheel
  • Pattern awl
  • Pen/Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Masking Tape or Glue Stick
  • Notepad
  • Pins
  • All items can be purchased from Morplan or the College Shop.

Available dates