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Our guide to pattern cutting courses

If you’ve seen the Great British Sewing Bee, you’ll notice that mastering pattern cutting is one of the most important skills when designing clothes. Pattern cutting courses are perfect to help develop basic techniques involved in the production of dresses, waistcoats, hats, shoes and even bras. On most of the pattern cutting courses, you’ll learn to draft patterns and construct garments using conventional and inventive techniques. At the end of most courses, you’ll walk away with your very own bespoke item. Whether you’re an amateur or professional, you’ll acquire the skills required in the industry. 

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Opened a new door to creativity
by Angela - November 2015

I enjoyed this course immensely. It IS intensive - it covered a lot of ground in a week, but I feel that I now have the tools to be able to experiment confidently creating patterns from an idea, as well as altering those I already own. I look forward to attending further courses - Fashion Antidote is very friendly and personal. All very inspiring!

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Introduction to Contour Cutting

Next start: 19th Dec 2015

Price: £200.00 £100.00

Where: London

An exciting way to create new patterns. Working directly on to the mannequin, you will learn how to 'draw' your design with fashion tape, to...

Clone Your Clothes

Next start: You choose

Price: £90.00 £45.00

Where: London

Do you have that favourite garment that you would like to learn how to reproduce? We can show you techniques of how to copy the pattern, without...

Introduction to Pattern Cutting

Next start: You choose

Price: £85.00 £42.50

Where: London

Aimed at complete beginners, you will learn about blocks. Starting with the bodice block and dart manipulation, you will create different seam...

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