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Essential Elements to Make your Pattern Production Ready

April 13, 2019 - April 13, 2019   

Production pattern making is often sidelined by the more glamorous sounding creative pattern making, but the reality is, the production pattern is the real star. Grading, marker making and manufacture cannot start without a production pattern, and the quality of its execution will set the standard for the whole factory process. It’s a daunting thought, be if half a dozen garments or 10,000 it all starts with the production pattern, made by the Production Pattern Cutter.

In this one-day course due to take place Saturday 13th April topics covered will include:

1 – The importance of the production pattern

2 – Consideration of raw materials and trims

3 – Customising seam allowances for specialist machinery

4 – Understanding the language of notches

5 – Making secondary pieces such as interlining and lining pattern pieces

6 – Facings and the placement of labels

7 – Communication with a Garment technologist

You will need the following tools:

Paper shears

Set square or Shoben pattern master

Pencils & sharpener


Ball Point Pen

Marker pens – 1 x red, 1 x black, and 1 x blue

Feedback from Maggie’s previous Production Pattern Making masterclass included:

‘I have learnt the basis of drafting a pattern and what information is needed. Also what to expect from a factory and the process it takes from start to finish to complete garments. Great class. Great information!’  – Sarah

‘I have learnt loads! Maggie has provided a mass of industry knowledge that will be of such help. Maggie is very engaging, answers any and every question, and has so much knowledge of the whole production line. She has been so informative and I have loved the course! I will definitely attend more courses with Maggie.’ – Katy

‘Great course, lots of very useful information.’ – Sandrine

This informative masterclass will take place on Saturday 13th April from 09.30am to 3pm at the Fashion Technology Academy, Unit 13/14 Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ and costs £75.

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