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BACK TO BASICS 1: Principles of Pattern Cutting Saturday 16th March 2-5pm UK time

BACK TO BASICS 1: Principles of Pattern Cutting Saturday 16th March 2-5pm UK time

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Date: Saturday 16th March 2024

Time: 2pm-5pm UK TIME

Duration: 3 hours

Location: online via Zoom!

This class will be a deep dive into the three fundamental principles of pattern-cutting: dart manipulation, shaping with panels and slash'n'spread to create and control volume. We will cover both how to do them (SKILL) and where to use them (FIT + DESIGN). A great refresher for those who've already done some pattern-drafting, and an excellent way to start if if this is new to you.

This class will cover:

DART MANIPULATION: pivoting darts to different positions to create new designs and/or adjust fit.

SHAPING WITH PANELS: joining or extending darts to create panels which can be used to sculpt for fit and silhouette.

SLASH'N'SPREAD: adding volume to create flow, puffs and gathers

At the end to this session you will go away with a comprehensive understanding of all of these techniques and ready to create the designs of your dreams! What you will learn can be applied to both working directly from blocks or altering existing patterns for fit and design hacks.


The class will take place as a live video meeting via Zoom so you can interact and ask questions along the way.

Once you sign up you will receive a download which includes all the details of how to join our course platform where you can access the private class community and download everything you need for the class.

On the morning of the class you will receive a direct link to join via Zoom. Please note that you will need to be subscribed up to our newsletter in order to receive emails from us (there is a checkbox when you sign up for the class)

The class will be recorded and hosted in our own private online community (not facebook!), so you can go over it in your own time, and continue to ask questions after the live session. The recording will be available to you forever. We also provide follow up pdfs for all our classes.
- recording yours to keep forever
- mini blocks and multi-size croquis to practice your designs
- comprehensive follow up pdfs
- private online course community where you can continue to ask questions and share your makes
- **NEW BONUS RESOURCE - full size bodice, skirt and sleeve blocks (sizes UK 6-26, downloable pdfs in 3 paper formats)
Click here to view Size Chart information


How to download your Alice & Co Pattern

Alice & Co patterns are provided in three different page formats and are designed to be printed in colour.

Once you have purchased your pattern you will be given a download link. This will also be emailed to you so don't worry if you don't want to download it straight away! 

The download will consist of a zip file containing 4 separate PDF files:

1x Pattern Instructions
3x Patterns in A0, A4 and US Letter sizes  

*Please make sure you read the following instructions carefully before printing!*

For A4/US Letter: it is vital to make sure your pattern prints at full scale or the sizing will not be correct. Your print settings should be set to 'full scale', '100%', 'actual size' or equivalent according to your printer software.

There are two test squares on the first page of every pattern: a 5cm and a 2" square.

Print only this page first and check your square measures up, before printing the rest of the pattern.

For A0 copy shop: follow the instructions given by your chosen copy shop. Services are also available online - we recommend Patternsy - who print on lightweight tissue paper with very speedy delivery to anywhere in the world! Once you have purchased your pattern from us, simply click on the link above to go to their website and follow the steps to upload your pattern. 


Comment télécharger votre patron Alice & Co Pattern

Les patrons d'Alice & Co patterns sont fournis dans trois formats de page différents et sont conçus pour être imprimés en couleur.

Une fois que vous aurez acheté votre patron, vous obtiendrez un lien de téléchargement. Celui-ci vous sera également envoyé par e-mail, donc ne vous inquiétez pas si vous ne souhaitez pas le télécharger immédiatement !

Le téléchargement consistera en un fichier zip contenant 4 fichiers PDF distincts :

1x Instructions pour le patron

3x Patrons dans les formats A0, A4 et US Letter  

*Lisez attentivement les instructions qui suivent avant d’imprimer votre patron !*

POUR LES FORMATS A4 / US LETTER : il est indispensable d’imprimer votre patron à 100%, sinon la taille ne sera pas correcte. Vos paramètres d'impression doivent être "pleine échelle" "100%", "taille réelle" ou un paramètre équivalent selon votre logiciel d'impression.

Il y a deux carrés de test sur la première page de chaque patron : un carré de 5 cm et un carré de 2 pouces. N'imprimez d'abord que cette page et vérifiez que votre carré est bien à la bonne taille, avant d'imprimer le reste du patron.

POUR LE FORMAT A0 : suivez les instructions données par votre imprimeur. Des services sont également disponibles en ligne.

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