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Bra Pattern Cutting, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
London, United Kingdom
This course introduces you to the specialised area of bra pattern cutting delivered from our dedicated contour department at Curtain Road. You’ll start by investigating different shapes of bras, looking at seam/wire types and fabric suitability.

Overview

This course introduces you to the specialised area of bra pattern cutting delivered from our dedicated contour department at Curtain Road. You’ll start by investigating different shapes of bras, looking at seam/wire types and fabric suitability.We’ll demonstrate how to measure the bust correctly and then move on to creating patterns for bras, using a variety of methods such as, modelling on the stand and drafting from given measurements. You’ll leave the course with 3 bra patterns of different styles. These will include: a plunge underwired bra, padded bra with cradle and full cup bra. You’ll also be shown how to make a bra toile and how to fit the bra to the stand.Intermediate/Advanced. To fully benefit from this course you should have good sewing skills to the level of our Professional Sewing Techniques course and pattern cutting skills equivalent to the level of our Introduction to Womenswear pattern cutting course.Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to bra fabrics and components
  • Fabric suitability/ testing stretch of fabric
  • Measuring the bust
  • Pattern annotation: grain, size, seam flow
  • Seam types: vertical, diagonal, curved, darted etc
  • Different methods of pattern drafting

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Olfa Deluxe Rotary cutter with safety mechanism 28mm (or 45mm only if unavailable)
  • Tracing wheel
  • Tape measure
  • Short pins
  • Fine pins
  • French curve
  • Pattern master or Graders Set Square
  • Small ruler
  • Flexible ruler
  • Fadeable fabric marker pen
  • 5mm propelling pencil with one of the following types of lead: 2H to 6H
  • Shoben designer tape
  • Notepad and pen

Tuition Fee

  • International

    575 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    575 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 575 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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