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Patternmaking (Summer Evenings)

Patternmaking (Summer Evenings)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jill Entwistle


This evening course is tailored to meet the needs of those who want to learn and practise the art of patternmaking. Tutor-led demonstrations will provide the starting point from which to practise and develop your skills and aesthetic values. With this understanding and knowledge in place, you will be able to draw on these skills to further develop the art of patternmaking and realise your three dimensional designs.

Topics covered

The course will cover the basic rules of cutting various garment components such as bodice-dart manipulation, simple sleeves and skirts. It will also include various style lines and adding fullness through gathers and pleats. You will be taught how to use specialist equipment, pattern terminology, and the correct written and drawn information that should be on the patterns.

Entry requirements: No prvevious patternmaking experience is necessary for this course.

Level: Beginners

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.

To learn more about her, read her interview on the CSM Short Courses blog here.


Please bring with you to the first session:

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

Available dates