Design Museum Academy Adult Workshop
Tailoring Masterclass: Drafting Essentials
Learn how to create a professional paper pattern template for a fully lined tailored jacket over this two-day weekend course.
This workshop is open to everyone with an interest in pattern cutting and learning the fundamentals of tailoring to create their own tailored patterns.
The class is aimed to demystify the often-complex techniques associated with tailored pattern drafting and introduce participants to quick and easy methods to create a great foundation for any design.
The Art of Tailoring has a long and noble history and is often seen as the epitome of Britishness with its spiritual home on London’s Savile Row. However, what was once the preserve of the elite has now permeated every facet of fashion and the humble tailored jacket has become a staple item in every wardrobe.
Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of tailoring and drafting tailored patterns for both men’s and womenswear. The class will begin with the creation of the Basic Block (Body) Draft from a given set of measurements before moving on to the key details associated with tailored garments and culminating in a professional paper pattern template for a fully lined tailored jacket.
The workshop will mix live demonstrations, easy-to-follow guides and one-to-one support.
Key Learning Skills:
The Basic Body Draft for Men or Women
Basic Sleeve Draft
Two Piece Tailored Sleeve
Collar and Lapel Draft
Light refreshments and all materials will be provided, although participants can bring their own pattern cutting equipment if desired.
O’Sullivan is a Creative Pattern Cutter and Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design. A graduate of the University of Westminster, and with over 25 years’ experience in the fashion industry, his creative output encompasses every genre of fashion from tailoring to high glamour and has featured in British and Italian Vogue, on the Oscars Red Carpet and the catwalks of London, Milan and New York.
Early bird adult: £165
Early bird student: £150
Early bird members: £132
This workshop is suitable for all levels, including beginners.
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Images by Matthew Kaltenborn.