Making a pattern is like doing a puzzle and you have to make all the pieces fit together.
For this first post, I wanted you to say welcome to this new project, explain what it is about and finally, I will explain what is pattern making (or pattern cutting if you are British).
First of all, I would like to introduce myself, my name is Marc Martin and I have been working in the fashion world for more than 10 years in both Barcelona and London. If you want to know more about me, I recommend you to go to the section about me that you can find on the blog.
Professor Pattern was born from the idea that I have always liked to teach pattern making because it is very logical and, if you’re anything like me, I’m sure you will fall in love too. Unfortunately, many people cannot enter this world for economic reasons. I still remember when I was 19 years old in Barcelona seeing how much fashion university careers would cost. In London, courses are not cheaper, but there is more financial aid which is how I managed to complete my undergraduate degree in London. Please leave me a message in the comments section below if you want me to ask me anything about my move to London and studying abroad.
What is a pattern? A pattern is a template that we use to cut the fabric, this template includes other information such comments, notches or/and drills.
What is industrial pattern making? An easy way to define this is the art of producing patterns that when sewn together form the garment we want to make, but it is also the art of understanding the human body and creating moulds to wrap it.
We can make patterns in various ways, but the most common ways are to do it flat (by hand or computer) or on a mannequin. When do we use one or the other? This will depend on the design. If they are commercial garments, I am going to do it directly on flat but if it is an unusual shape or I want a very specific shape, I will do it on a mannequin. The good thing about this is that we can combine both to make it easier and have a better result.
Think that the pattern maker, the person who makes the patterns, is the intermediary between the creative team and the people who produce the garments. Think that when I make patterns I always have to leave comments to make sure they know what I want. The other day I was sending patterns to Vietnam with little notes so they know what to do.
If there is something in particular that you would like to know more about, please leave a message in the comments section.
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