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Upskill with EFI Optitex This New Year


Earlier this month (December 2019), Claire Solley, EFI Optitex / Senior Pattern Cutting tutor at Fashion-Enter and the FTA, held a free introductory masterclass on EFI Optitex pattern design software.

She explained the many benefits of the package including how to prepare patterns for 3D simulation, garment fit, applying colour, pattern and texture and much more.

Caroline Ash, Production Director at Fashion-Enter commented: It was exciting to see our first cohort of students for our Optitex courses. Claire gave a great introduction into its capabilities. 

EFI Optitex has become the pattern cutting CAD system of choice among some of the biggest high street retailers and is soon to become the leading fashion product development tool on the market. We are pleased to now offer 3-day intensive Optitex courses with Claire in the New Year.

Dates include: Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th and Friday 10th January and Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th February 2020 from 9am – 5pm. Held at the FTA Unit 13 / 14 Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4. The course is limited to 4 – 5 learners per session and will cover the following:

Former Optitex learner Helen said: “Claire was very helpful and very knowledgeable in the use of the software and the customer.”

To upskill your pattern design CAD knowledge and book your place please visit the FashionCapital masterclass section.

Aside from the 3-day course other Optitex classes and services that we offer include:

1-Day course – Introduction to Optitex

£99 per person 9.00 – 17.00

2D/3D Pattern Cutting Services

£30 per hour

Taking imported 2D CAD pattern to 3D

£30 per hour

(Estimated 2.5-6 hours depending on style and rendering required)

1:1 tuition

£45 per hour


Minimum of 3 sizes per style

1-5 pieces £20 per grade

6-12 pieces £25 per grade

13-20 pieces £30 per grade

20 pieces + price on request of seeing the garment

To enquire about any of these courses or services please contact Head Office: 0208 809 3311 / info@fashioncapital.co.uk

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