Pattern Grading For Womenswear With Maggie Stott

Following the success of Maggie Stott’s Production Pattern Making course at the FTA we are delighted to announce further dates!

‘Maggie is a fountain of excellent knowledge!’ Claire commented since her latest session with Maggie on Saturday

To review the production pattern making course click here

Maggie will be repeating the Production Pattern Making course on 10th, 17th and 24th March and in addition will also host a Pattern Grading course on 24th February and 3rd March. Each session takes place at the FTA in North London from 10.00 – 16.00.

The three day Production Pattern Cutting course costs £195
The two day Pattern Grading course costs £130

Pattern Grading for Womenswear

Grading has become a lost art, reduced to a set of instructions applied in a disjointed way.  Making the sample size is easy, but retaining that style and fit through all the derived sizes requires more than just a formula. The skilled grader understands the nuances of a style and customises the grade according to need.

This unique course will introduce manual pattern grading for womanswear and provide the basic skills for application to most styles.   The course will cover a bodice, skirt, sleeve and a trouser using a variety of styles to cover the most common grading techniques.  This course is designed for both the novice and experienced pattern cutter who want to add grading to their skills.

Topics will cover:

  • Grading terminology
  • Basic distribution of increments
  • Reading a spec sheet
  • How to grade a  bodice and sleeve
  • How to grade trousers
  • How to grade a variety of classic styles
  • Planning a grade – grade distribution on a variety of styles
  • Asymmetric and complex styles
  • Raglan / Grown on sleeve
  • Halter neck and strapless style

To enquire please email