Fashion, Sewing & Textiles | Creative Pattern Cutting
Why this course?
Pattern cutting does not have to be complex or advanced to produce interesting and creative design-led garments. Just by simply moving a seam, a dart can produce a visually interesting garment.
On this course you will learn different methods of pattern cutting: 'subtraction pattern cutting' (Julian Roberts), 'transformational reconstruction pattern cutting' (Shingo Sato), and draping on a stand (basic). These methods are more intuitive, more 3D based and use less maths than traditional flat pattern cutting. You will also learn different methods of producing creative patterns by engineering seams and darts.
You will be expected to draft a basic bodice block and this block will be used throughout the course. You will not be making made to measure garments. This course is about developing creativity in your pattern cutting, although there will be input on basic garment construction.
Lessons will be a combination of tutor-led classes and student self-directed-study.
Course leader: Phil Bint
All candidates must own a sewing machine, be competent in making basic garments and/or have completed a basic pattern cutting course.
● Drafting a basic block pattern
● Seams and engineered seams
● Subtraction pattern cutting
● Transformational reconstruction pattern cutting
● Minimum waste and no waste pattern cutting
● Some instruction on garment construction
Why the MET?
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (the MET) was created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College. It draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience. We operate across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing, and teach around 7,500 adult learners.
Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.
Whatever your chosen subject, we have the facilities to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.
The full course fees are £300.
You will need to supply your own fabrics throughout the course. The cost will vary depending on your choice of material.