23.05.2018

Lay Plan Open Day at the FTA

The next open day at the Fashion Technology Academy and Factory will take place 6th June and is not only an opportunity to meet the team and review the facilities and services available to new designers, but we will also have a dedicated workshop on understanding what a lay plan is. 

Corrine Mensah was recently crowned Ms Curvaceous UK 2018. A size UK 16 Corrine thinks it’s unfair that brands charge more for plus-size clothing, sometimes up to 15% more and her BBC video makes a stand about it.

Some brands state that plus size clothing uses more fabric and those sizes are created in smaller quantities hence driving up the price. However, the average UK womenswear size is a 16 and as any FTA student will know – when creating cutting dockets for an order we produce lay plans and these give an average fabric consumption figure for all sizes! So Ms Curvaceous does have a point!

Want to know more about lay plans and how they work in industry? Then come along to our open day Wednesday 6th June 1 – 3pm. Contact info@fashioncapital.co.uk to confirm your attendance.