Welcome to the last introductory class of Industrial Pattern making. In today’s class I am going to teach you how to cut fabric correctly and the importance of toiles (prototypes).
Have you ever seen those trousers in which the side seam is twisted down the leg? That’s because the pattern wasn’t cut correctly, so today I’m going to show you how to correct that mistake.
But first of all I am going to recommend which fabric to use when making toiles.
We always have to make prototypes before cutting the garment into its final fabric, if we don’t make one, any mistakes can be quite expensive.
The first toile is the test that we carry out to verify that the pattern works correctly with the fabric that we are going to use.
We will also see in today’s class how to prepare the fabric before cutting it and we will learn if we have to wash the fabric before cutting it.
Then we will go on to how to cut the pattern correctly, from how to place it on top of the fabric to where to put the pins.
Next, we will talk about how to mark the notches correctly, because if you make it too large you could damage the fabric and if it is too small we would not see the picket correctly.
And finally, I am going to share with you one of the great secrets of luxury brands when it comes to cutting complicated and slippery fabrics.
Remember that if you have any questions about this class, you can send me an email with your questions, through the support tab on your account.
And this was the last introductory class! Are you ready to get down to business?
In the next class, we start to make the skirt block, I hope you already have all the tools you need.