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Masterclasses

I offer masterclasses in pattern cutting tailored to your specific needs.  The aim of the Masterclass is to develop Student’s skill in manual 3D pattern cutting and the use of Gerber software, to ensure “right first time” patterns.  The technique enables design decisions during the pattern development process, thereby providing instant visualization of the drape, fit, volume and proportions.

Masterclasses focus on initial pattern development, pattern drafting, fit amendments and finishing techniques.  Taking one of my Masterclass will give you the professional skills and knowledge used by industry practitioners.

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Why Choose Us?

  • An excellent broad knowledge in Fashion and Pattern Cutting Industry.
  • Over 20 years Industry Experience, most of which spent in the UK with high end fashion labels.
  • Provide flexible and effective training, fun and pleasant environment to learn in.
  • Outstanding service to our students.
  • Experience in running Internship programs and overseeing students from Universities across UK.
  • Fully experienced in Pattern Cutting/Gerber Pattern Cutting.
  • Successfully wrote and delivered 2 weeks Intensive Pattern Cutting Courses, including IAIA-International Art Institute Association, China, Beijing.
  • Member of Industrial Committee at University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion- 2009-2013, advising to LCF on Industry requirements. which are taken into considerations learning objectives.
  • Teaching Experience in UK Higher education.

Know our students experience with PPS

This course has taught me a lot. The way I was taught in a past was very boring. I felt that the method I learnt from this course allows me more freedom. I think the method is more effective and simpler, also is magic! I wish there will be the course in the future for experienced people so that we can learn more and how to cut every style!

Student 1, Professional Fashion Industry representative, China, Beijing

I learned so much from this technology. My favorite part is making a garment by myself. It really helps me to understand the knowledge which teacher delivers, I find it more useful then studying from books by myself.

Student 2, China, Beijing

I have learnt various knowledge from this course and really enjoyed every part of it, for example how to make different parts of sleeves and collars. We learnt something new from the beginning to the end. Iryna answered our questions patiently and also gave us some helpful advice. I really enjoyed that part which was achieving my design on mannequin step by step. It helped me to review the skills that I have just learnt, it was great practice and experience to me.

Student 3, China, Beijing

Really enjoyed today. Very organized with preparations the teaching material. I would love to have more hand on pattern cutting or draping, but I guess because we do not have enough time. It is much harder then it looks when you are just watching the demonstration and hand on. Very nice lunch. I learn so much (more then I learnt in University).I think you should offer the University one day course.

Student 4, London

Day Masterclass in providing technical help preparing Final Year Graduate Collection (7h)

The aim of the course is to help students to achieve the 3D garment by providing pattern cutting help whilst they are working on their final graduate collection. This Masterclass will focus on initial pattern development using drape technique and pattern drafting.
This Masterclass will focus on initial pattern development using drape technique and pattern drafting.
The aim of the course is to help Student to develop shapes, silhouettes and patterns for their final project. The students must have clear and resolved technical drawing to be presented at the beginning of the lessons along with fabric choices. Blocks will be provided.
Learning outcomes will include: Attending Masterclass will provide Student with practical and technical patterns to turn into potential samples or become a great starting point for further development. You will learn effective techniques of creating patterns that enables the user to achieve “right first time” patterns.

Days: Fridays or Saturdays
Times: 9.30am-5.30 (1 h lunch)-7h
Registered address: 4 Bishop Kirk Place, Oxford, OX2 7HJ
Location: TBC (Central London), please enquire for details
Full cost: £80
Other: Students will be able to take away all course work to copy and develop for their own collections.
Extras: Refreshments are included.

Student requirements: Students must have a good understanding of common pattern cutting.
Materials requirements: Most materials will be provided however Students will be required to bring calico, pencils, pattern masters, and any other materials you prefer to work with. Paper and card will be provided free of charge.

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Day Masterclass in Pattern Cutting for Final Year Fashion Design Students(7h)

The aim of the course is to prepare students for development of final collection.
This short course will focus on initial pattern development, pattern drafting, fit amendments and finishing techniques. It will also provide guidance to minimum measurements and industry standards.
The aim of the course is to develop Applicant’s skills in a manual 3D pattern cutting technique that enables the user to achieve “right first time” patterns. The technique enables design decisions during the pattern development process, thereby providing instant visualization of the shape, drape, fit, volume and proportions achieved.
Attending the course will increase your skills and knowledge in pattern cutting. You will learn effective technique of creating patterns that enables the user to achieve “right first time” patterns. You will learn about industry standards and specifications. You gain more confidence not only in creating simple patterns but building more complex garments as a result of training.

Days: Fridays or Saturdays
Times: 9.30am-5.30 (1 h lunch)-7h
Registered address: 4 Bishop Kirk Place, Oxford, OX2 7HJ
Location: TBC (Central London), please enquire for details
Full cost: £80
Other: Students will be able to take away all course work to copy and develop for their own collections.
Extras: Refreshments are included.

Student requirements: Students must have a basic understanding of common pattern cutting techniques and prior pattern cutting experience is essential.
Materials requirements: Most materials will be provided however Students will be required to bring pencils, pattern masters, and any other materials you prefer to work with. Paper, card and calico will be provided free of charge.

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Day Masterclass in Pattern Cutting and Finishings of Outer wear clothing construction (7h)

The aim of the course is to teach students about construction of outer wear clothing construction including outer
layer, interlayer, facings and linings. This short course will focus on initial shell pattern development, including detailed drafting of collars, sleeves and finishing techniques. It will also provide guidance to minimum measurements and industry standards.
This short course will focus on initial shell pattern development, including detailed drafting of collars, sleeves and finishing techniques. It will also provide guidance to minimum measurements and industry standards.
The aim of the course is to develop Applicant’s skills in developing full pattern for outerwear garment.
Attending the course will increase your skills and knowledge in pattern cutting. You will learn effective technique of creating full pattern for outerwear piece, like jackets or coats.

Days: Fridays or Saturdays
Times: 9.30am-5.30 (1 h lunch)-7h
Registered address: 4 Bishop Kirk Place, Oxford, OX2 7HJ
Location: TBC (Central London), please enquire for details
Full cost: £80
Other: Students will be able to take away all course work to copy and develop for their own collections.
Extras: Refreshments are included.

Student requirements: Students must have a basic understanding of common pattern cutting techniques and prior pattern cutting experience is essential.
Materials requirements: Most materials will be provided however Students will be required to bring pencils, pattern masters, and any other materials you prefer to work with. Paper, card and calico will be provided free of charge.

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Day Masterclass in Draping on a stand (7h)

The aim of the course is to teach students essential skills for successful and effective draping. This short course will focus on initial pattern development using drape technique, pattern drafting, fit amendments and finishing techniques. It will also provide guidance to minimum measurements and industry standards.
This short course will focus on initial pattern development using drape technique, pattern drafting, fit amendments and finishing techniques. It will also provide guidance to minimum measurements and industry standards.
The aim of the course is to develop Applicant’s skills in a manual 3D pattern cutting technique that enables the user to achieve “right first time” patterns. The technique enables design decisions during the pattern development process, thereby providing instant visualization of the drape, fit, volume and proportions achieved.
Attending the course will increase your skills and knowledge in draping and pattern cutting. You will learn effective technique of creating patterns that enables the user to achieve “right first time” patterns. You will learn about industry standards and specifications. You gain more confidence not only in creating simple patterns but building complex draped garments as a result of training.

Days: Fridays or Saturdays
Times: 9.30am-5.30 (1 h lunch)-7h
Registered address: 4 Bishop Kirk Place, Oxford, OX2 7HJ
Location: TBC (Central London), please enquire for details
Full cost: £80
Other: Students will be able to take away all course work to copy and develop for their own collections.
Extras: Refreshments are included.

Student requirements: Students must have a basic understanding of common pattern cutting.
Materials requirements: Most materials will be provided however Students will be required to bring pencils, pattern masters, and any other materials you prefer to work with. Paper, card and calico will be provided free of charge.

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Intensive Pattern Cutting Course aimed at Beginners or Intermediate Students (56h)

The aim of this detailed and intensive course is to give students all essential rules and basic of pattern cutting ,including block drafting, draping on a stand and bespoke pattern cutting.
This Intensive course will focus in detail on initial pattern development, pattern drafting, working on a stand, fit amendments and finishing techniques. It will also provide guidance to minimum measurements and industry standards. It will also cover the topic of how to do lay out, costings, specs and create full technical pack.
The aim of the course is to develop Applicant’s skills in a manual 3D pattern cutting technique that enables the user to achieve “right first time” patterns. The technique enables design decisions during the pattern development process, thereby providing instant visualization of the shape, drape, fit, volume and proportions achieved.
Attending the course will increase your skills to a high level and knowledge in pattern cutting. You will learn effective technique of creating patterns that enables the user to achieve “right first time” patterns. You will learn about industry standards and specifications. You gain a great level of confidence not only in creating simple patterns but building complex garments as a result of training. That will include knowledge on how to create outer wear pieces and light evening gowns.

Days: Fridays and Saturdays
Times: 9.30am-5.30 (0.5 h lunch)-8h per day, total 7 days
Registered address: 4 Bishop Kirk Place, Oxford, OX2 7HJ
Location: TBC (Central London), please enquire for details
Full cost: £599
Other: Students will be able to take away all course work to copy and develop for their own collections.
Extras: Refreshments are included.

Student requirements: It is preferable students have a basic understanding of common pattern cutting techniques but it is not essential.
Materials requirements: Most materials will be provided however Students will be required to bring pencils, pattern masters, and any other materials you prefer to work with. Paper, card and calico will be provided free of charge.

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Pattern Cutting Course aimed at Intermediate Students (28h)

The aim of this course is to give students all essential and basic rules of pattern cutting ,including block drafting and draping on a stand. It is a shorter version (28h) of the Intensive course (56h)which will require additional independent practicing between classes which will run on 2 consecutive weeks on Friday and Saturday (4d total).

This course will focus on initial pattern development, pattern drafting, working on a stand, fit amendments and finishing techniques. It will also provide guidance to minimum measurements and industry standards.
The aim of the course is to develop Applicant’s skills in a manual 3D pattern cutting technique that enables the user to achieve “right first time” patterns. The technique enables design decisions during the pattern development process, thereby providing instant visualization of the shape, drape, fit, volume and proportions achieved.
Attending the course will increase your skills and knowledge in pattern cutting. You will learn effective technique of creating patterns that enables the user to achieve “right first time” patterns. You will learn about industry standards and specifications. You gain a professional confidence not only in creating simple patterns but building more complex garments as a result of training.

Days: Fridays or Saturdays
Times: 9.30am-5.30 (0.5 h lunch)-8h per day, total 7 days
Registered address: 4 Bishop Kirk Place, Oxford, OX2 7HJ
Location: TBC (Central London), please enquire for details
Full cost: £320
Other: Students will be able to take away all course work to copy and develop for their own collections.
Extras: Refreshments are included.

Student requirements: It is preferable students have a basic understanding of common pattern cutting techniques but it is not essential.
Materials requirements: Most materials will be provided however Students will be required to bring pencils, pattern masters, and any other materials you prefer to work with. Paper, card and calico will be provided free of charge.

Register Today