Project Patterns

Pattern Cutting Fundamentals: Pleats, Gathers and Frills (Coming Soon)

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Slash and Spread can be used to add extra volume into your patterns to create fullness and new details in a garment. This online course will teach you how to add extra volume in the form of frills, gathers and pleats.

This course is the third course of the Pattern Cutting Fundamentals Course Series, covering essential beginner pattern cutting knowledge and techniques.

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3.5 hours
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Junior Pattern Cutters, Garment Technicians or entry level Fashion Graduates, working in brands and retailers or clothing manufacturers, or working as freelancers/independents.
Learners must have mastered dart rotation and have a basic understanding of garment construction. Eg. some sewing experience. It is also recommended that learners have completed course 1, Introduction to Pattern Cutting and course 2, Dart Manipulation, of the Pattern Cutting Fundamentals Series.

How will you learn?

This highly practical self-paced course includes video instructions for every lesson as well as worksheets, quizzes and discussions.

All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Project Patterns Certificate of Completion.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

1. Use slash and spread to create frills

2. Understand different types of gather ratios

3. Use slash and spread to create gather details

4. Use slash and spread to create knife pleats

5. Use slash and spread to create box pleats

6. Combine dart manipulation with adding volume

Kathryn Roberts

Course Instructor

Kathryn is a London based pattern cutter with over 8 years of industry experience working for both luxury brands such as Peter Pilotto and Emila Wickstead as well as high street mega brands including Topshop, Ted Baker and River Island.
She is the founder and teacher of Project Patterns, an online space which she created to share her love and enthusiasm for all things pattern cutting related. She is also one half of the popular podcast Fashion Half Cut.

Project Patterns is an education platform focusing on opening up the world of pattern cutting.
Starting as a humble blog in 2018 the business has grown into a learning platform offering free pattern cutting resources, online courses, one to one tuition and in person workshops around the UK. Their mission is to demystify the art of pattern cutting for industry professionals, small business owners and sewers.

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