The Gerber Accumark digital pattern making course for beginners takes place at the Fashion Technology Academy, Unit 13/14 Crusader Estate, 167 Hermitage Road, London N4 1LZ, over three-days.
The 15-hour course will provide learners with the skills required for today’s fashion production workplace and is led by Ben Cooper, an industry experienced tutor.
Previous Gerber learner Emily said: “I used to work as a tailor in E.Tautz and Ozwald Boateng on Savile Row and now I am working as a freelance Pattern Cutter for Simone Rocha. I see more industries require CAD pattern cutters than manual pattern cutters, so I realized I needed to learn these new techniques.”
The course includes the following:
+ PowerPoint presentation explaining Gerber AccuMark, the basics of lines, points, how the computer recognises pieces and AccuMark Explorer the filing system
+ Pattern input using the digitiser/puck
+ Pattern design
+ Introducing the key Gerber functions and processes for pattern drafting and pattern modifications
+ Setting up work space
+ 15 functions to master from day one
+ Demonstrations of 100+ frequently used functions and how we implement them
+ AccuMark Explorer
+ Saving, moving, copying and re-naming pieces
+ Looking at the various file components
+ Putting the digital pattern making functions to use, a series of exercises putting into use many of the functions and understanding how to execute them
The next three-day course is scheduled for Wednesday 13th December, Thursday 14th December and Friday 15th December 2023 – 11:00 – 16:30 and costs £499.