23.01.2018

Production Pattern Making with Maggie Stott- First instalment

The Fashion Technology Academy held its first lesson for the Production Pattern making course with pattern cutter expert Maggie Stott, on Saturday 20th January 2018.

Production pattern making is vital within the manufacturing process of making garments, the grading; marker making and manufacture cannot start without a production pattern. The execution of pattern making is essential as it determines the quality of the pattern and sets the standard of the whole factory process. Pattern cutter Maggie Stott, has over thirty years’ experience working as a pattern cutter, grading and garment technologist. She is also a Lecturer and has taught students the importance of pattern making for a number of years. Maggie’s invaluable expertise of pattern making is essential, for she teaches a combination of the best traditional methods with modern technology.

The aim of the course is to equip the pattern cutter with the skills to bring a first-sample pattern to a manufacturing standard. Overall, the first lesson was a success. Students gained a real insight into the role that the production pattern has within manufacturing and the importance it has in creating the foundation for other processes. Here are a few comments made after the lesson:

“I found the lesson really beneficial, a real eye opener to see from the ‘other side’ of the pond! As we mainly do the design and pattern design here we sometimes do not understand the importance of the simplest things throwing out a pattern! (E.g. A rogue notch!) Maggie is so knowledgeable, it’s a real privilege to be able to learn just a little of her skills! I’m really looking forward to week 2" Laura

The following next Saturday’s will take place on; 20th January, 27th January, 3rd February and 10th February from 10:00 – 16:00. To find out more and book your place please contact: training@fashion-enter.com