When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Lynda Kinne
  • Course Code W23FASB01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn about making practice at the intersection of 2D and 3D. Deepen your knowledge of both pattern cutting and draping on the stand as you explore their intricate relationship and experiment with the effects that they have on each other. On this project based course you will be introduced to methods which are used in the creation of bespoke garments uniquely combining flat cutting and draping techniques. The course will develop your technical skills and creativity and give you insights into both traditional and more experimental pattern making methods as your tutor introduces exercises designed to support the building of your knowledge and the translation from both 2D to 3D and 3D to 2D. This course is aimed at those looking to build on existing pattern cutting skills and working towards Intermediate or Advanced levels of pattern cutting.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • To implement pattern manipulation techniques such slash and spread, dart manipulation, and seaming to create a specific design
  • To use innovative techniques to explore the potential of pattern cutting
  • To translate patterns and problem solve in 2D and 3D
  • To explore creative design ideas through a combination of flat cutting and draping


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Teaching is both as a whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, handouts and other technical support material where appropriate. The tutor will give demonstrations of technique and lead discussions. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    This is a beginner's course which allows for effective mixed level engagement. You should complete at least one Pattern Cutting Beginners course to be fully prepared. Previous Draping on the Stand knowledge is optional but would prove useful.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Activities in class can involve standing at high tables for a period of time. Please let the tutor know if this would be difficult for you. Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear building and there is lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating and drinking is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Students must be able to read, write and understand fluent English. Digital, mathematics and numeracy skills are desirable but not essential.

    What you need

    A basic sewing kit: sharp fabric scissors, trimming scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure a variety of hand sewing needles and sewing threads A basic pattern drafting kit: pattern curves, pencils, sharpener, rubber, paper scissors, masking tape A basic note taking kit: notepad, pens, pencils, sharpener, rubber, calculator, A4 ring binder for hand outs -You must provide your own materials, haberdashery, threads, etc. for your projects and this will be discussed towards the beginning of your course -Some specialised materials, including calico for toiling, are available for purchase from your tutor at cost price -Some pattern cutting and garment construction tools are provided for use in the studio -Paper and card are available for use in the studio -Depending on your class you may need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from your tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course.

    What you can do next

    Ready for more? So are we! Try our Pattern Cutting Intermediate or Advanced courses next to continue building on your skills or explore some of our other Draping on the Stand and Clothes Making courses. Continue your journey with us in a variety of engaging courses on offer all the way up to a full BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. Visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk today for more inspiration and information!