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Maggie Stott

Digital Pattern Cutting Consultant

November 28, 2023 - November 28, 2023   

Maggie Stott trained as a traditional Pattern Cutter & Designer way back in the 70’s and added Grading and Garment Technology to her expertise while in the professional workplace along the way. ‘The Way’ included 1970’s Boutiques, Clothing suppliers to High Street Fashion, Pallant Couture, Wensum Uniforms, Whistles and Warehouse. In 1982, while still working in industry, Maggie began sharing her love of pattern making and revealing how it is an integral part of the design process with students at the then London College of Fashion and Kingston School of Fashion. Combining, or multitasking as some call it, professional pattern cutting, teaching and child rearing defined the ensuing two decades. In 2000 she began working with computer pattern cutting systems, and now combines the best of traditional methods with modern technology, so necessary in today’s clothing industry. In recent years Maggie has been writing down the skills absorbed by working directly alongside master pattern makers and graders, and has published three books with more in the development stage.

· Digital Pattern Cutting Grading for Womenswear, How to grade manually and with Modaris V7R2Digital Pattern Cutting Publishing 2018 ISBN 978-1-9998809-0-3

· Digital Pattern Cutting, Workbook 1, A step-by-step guide to Modaris V7R2. Digital Pattern Cutting Publishing 2016. ISBN 978-1-5262-0382-3

· Pattern cutting for clothing using CAD. How to use Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software. Woodhead Publishing 2012 ISBN 978-0-85709-231-1

Maggie is a member of The Textile Institute and attends many events and conferences both as delegate and occasionally as speaker, organised by industry and educational associations promoting the wider aspects of the Clothing Industry.

Currently, 2017, she shares these skills directly as an Industry Consultant and as an Associate Visiting Lecturer at the fashion schools of Ravensbourne and The University of East London.

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