SOLD OUT "Pattern Cutting to Toile Making" Series, on Zoom!
Icon Textile Group
To: Wednesday 16.12.20
Icon Member: Single class - £38, All three classes - £109
Icon Student Members and Emerging Professionals: Single class - £28, All three classes - £79
Non-members (limited availability): Single class - £58, All three classes - £159
This course has now sold out. If we repeat this course in the future we will share the news through an Iconnect email.
With a mixture of slides and practical demonstrations, you will be able to understand the principles of pattern cutting, draping and toile making. You can either sign up to all three classes, or attend the class you prefer. Places are limited. Each class will be repeated after two weeks, when the first one reaches full capacity (Group 1).
There will be a waiting list set up on Eventbrite. Those who join the waiting list will automatically form Group 2 and join the repeat class (please see dates below).
Workshop 1. INTRO TO PATTERN CUTTING – 3.5 hours
Dates: Wednesday 4th November (6pm-9.30pm GMT)
This class will cover all about blocks and principles of pattern cutting. It will include what is a block, how to create and obtain one, taking measurements, blocks vs fashion history, dart manipulation, shaping with panels, creating volume with ‘slash and spread’. The class will be a mixture of slides and practical demonstrations. We will send out mini-blocks to be printed at home on A4 paper prior to the class, so students can follow along with the manipulations if they wish. There will also be a follow up handout to accompany the class.
Workshop 2. DRAPING - 3.5 hours
Dates: Group 1: Wednesday 2nd December (6pm - 9.30pm GMT)
This class will cover the difference between flat pattern cutting and draping and how the two have evolved historically. There will be practical demonstration of how to create a pattern through draping on the stand including: how to prepare a dress-stand for draping, the importance of grain lines, how to create different styles on the stand, how to create a usable pattern from your draping. The class will be a mixture of slides and practical demonstrations. Students can equip themselves with a piece of fabric (tea towel, table cloth, scarf) in order to follow along and do some trial draping. There will also be a follow up handout to accompany the class.
Workshop 3. TAKING PATTERNS/MAKING TOILES - 3.5 hours
Dates: Group 1: Wednesday 16th December (6pm-9.30pm GMT)
This class will cover: how to read a garment backwards, when to do a toile, understanding how to turn a 3D garment into a 2D pattern, how to approach taking a pattern from a garment. We will cover a variety of methods including: pinning out on a foam board, measuring, tracing off. Show and tell - we will ask participants to choose a garment from their own wardrobe or a photograph of a historical garment that interests them and hold a group discussion about the best way to approach taking a pattern. There will also be a follow up handout to accompany the class.
Single class: £38 Icon Member, £28 Icon Members Students & Emerging Professionals** (up to 18 months from graduation), £58 Non-Icon Members
All three classes: £109 Icon Member, £79 Icon Members Students & Emerging Professionals** (up to 18 months from graduation), £159 Non-Icon Members
If selecting “one class”, please remember to specify which class are you willing to join by answering the prompted question at checkout as you won’t be able to select it beforehand.
**Emerging professionals need to prove that they graduated no longer than 18 months ago. Please send your proof to Viola Nicastro at firstname.lastname@example.org before signing up.