The first step to creating your design is developing the pattern. Patterns are developed digitally using our CAD system. They are saved digitally and can be accessed whenever needed. Having a digital library saves you space in your fashion design studio as well as safe storage of patterns. Patterns are also printed out on pattern paper as a hard copy and for sample cutting purposes.
If you would like your patterns on cardboard these can be produced manually and stored digitally for ease of access when needed.
Once your design is approved and patterns are completed, you will need all other sizes produced and this is where grading comes in. This is done digitally and quickly on our CAD system. Graded patterns are printed out on paper or they can be transferred onto cardboard if required.
All graded patterns are stored digitally and can be sent to manufactures digitally in the file format you require. Generally, these are DXF files.
This is the process of taking your existing cardboard pattern and converting it into digital format. The pattern is then stored digitally and can be manipulated to create new patterns, graded, and sent as an external file for manufacturing.
Digitise your existing blocks and patterns so that they can be easily recalled for patternmaking and grading.
Trade sketches and technical specifications are an integral part of creating styles and garments. This service includes a technical flat drawing of the style and a fully graded detailed specification document that can be sent to any manufacturer and used in production of your garments.
Tutoring and Training
Fashion students – individual tutoring is available in the area you need it most to help you work through your projects for school or college. Tutoring for pattern development, pattern amendments, fittings, and garment sewing is available.
CAD training – for students or existing patternmakers looking to upskill in CAD for pattern development and grading. Having CAD skills are an integral part of gaining employment in the fashion industry. It is important to know how to use these programs and develop patterns and grades digitally.
Yvonne has an Associate degree in Adult and Vocational Education and Cert IV in training and assessment – TAE40110.
A toile is a test garment made usually from Calico fabric to check fit and proportioning of a pattern. This service includes the Calico fabric, cutting the sample and sewing up the toile for a fit session or to see if the styling is on the right track.
A sample of the design can be made using your fabric. This service includes a sample marker, cutting and sewing of the sample garment and finishing to industry standards. You will receive a high-quality sample garment ready for fittings and to be used in selling and marketing.
Subject Matter Expert
As a subject matter expert, Yvonne helps Training Organisations with learning and assessment content writing as needed for course upgrades or course development. Yvonne has teaching the fashion course at Open Colleges for several years now and have developed online content and resources to help students develop their practical skills and progress with the course.
Yvonne has written several learning guides for Open Colleges. These include LMTFD4013B – Grade 2D Patterns, LMTFD5016B – Grade Shaped Patterns, MSS402051 – Apply Quality Standards.
Yvonne has also written assessments for many of the units in the Cert IV and Diploma of fashion design and technology course working with learning designers and management teams.
If you need help with fashion content, industry expert advice, and content resources, please contact PatternCreative for a consultation.
Yvonne has an Associate degree in Adult and Vocational Education and the TAE40110