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Pattern Cutting: Create Classic Tailored Trousers

A course by Monisola Omotoso , Designer and Creative Pattern Cutter

Designer and Creative Pattern Cutter. London, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2021

Learn how to measure and make a pair of trousers, from the initial block pattern to the finished garment, and showcase your own style

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  • 94% positive reviews (99)
  • 4398 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to measure and make a pair of trousers, from the initial block pattern to the finished garment, and showcase your own style

Monisola Omotoso believes clothing shouldn’t be dull – that if a garment can evolve into something that’s the same but somehow different, the wearer won’t get bored of it. As a designer and pattern maker, she has created clothing for the likes of David Bowie and developed patterns for Alexander McQueen. She also develops pattern-making kits to help others make clothing of their own.

In this course, Monisola teaches you how to take measurements and design a basic trouser block pattern from scratch. Make a pair of classic trousers using a fabric of your choice and learn how to adapt it to create different styles and looks. Clothing is a great canvas for showcasing your creativity. Stand out with your own style.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 29 downloads

  • 94% positive reviews (99)
  • 4398 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 13m)
  • 29 additional resources (21 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create your own pair of classic trousers from scratch, from the initial pattern to the finished product.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning to make their own clothes from start to finish.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge or experience is required.

In terms of materials, you will need calico, woven fabric, a nylon zip, pattern paper, a pattern master tool, and other equipment specified by the teacher in the course.


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Monisola Omotoso

A course by Monisola Omotoso

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Designer and Creative Pattern Cutter

Monisola Omotoso is a designer and pattern cutter based in central London. She comes from a family of South American tailors and followed in their footsteps, making her first wearable pattern at just eight years old. She later studied art and design at Middlesex University where she discovered a love of pattern cutting. While studying, she won several competitions and during her final year, she designed her first commercial product, which was sold at retailers like Paul Smith.

After graduating, Monisola started her own namesake brand which she ran for 10 years, distributing her ranges across the world. She has designed stage outfits for musicians including David Bowie and U2 and her work has been featured in leading UK publications such as The Face, i-D, Fashion Weekly, and The Observer. Monisola also worked as a draper for Alexander McQueen. Now she helps others create clothing through 1:1 tuition, pattern-cutting kits, and sewing patterns.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    What Is Pattern Cutting?

    • Tools and Equipment
    • Basic Pattern Cutting: Flat Pattern Cutting and Useful Terminology
    • Basic Pattern Cutting: Darts, Curves, Squaring Off, and Seam Allowances
  • U3

    Making the Block Pattern

    • Exploring Popular Trouser Styles
    • Making the Personalized Trouser Block 1
    • Making the Personalized Trouser Block 2
    • Sewing, Fitting, Amending, and Transferring the Toile 1
    • Sewing, Fitting, Amending, and Transferring the Toile 2
  • U4

    Making the Classic Trousers

    • Drafting a Two-Piece Waistband
    • Drafting the Pockets
    • Drafting the Fly Front and Trouser Legs 1
    • Drafting the Fly Front and Trouser Legs 2
    • Stitching: Darts, Pockets, and Fly Front 1
    • Stitching: Darts, Pockets, and Fly Front 2
    • Stitching: Darts, Pockets, and Fly Front 3
    • Stitching: Legs and Waistband 1
    • Stitching: Legs and Waistband 2
  • U5

    Extra Details

    • The Welt Back Pocket and Belt Loops
    • Alternative Trouser Styles
  • FP

    Final project

    • Pattern Cutting: Create Classic Tailored Trousers

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Pattern Cutting: Create Classic Tailored Trousers. Fashion course by Monisola Omotoso Best seller

Pattern Cutting: Create Classic Tailored Trousers

A course by Monisola Omotoso
Designer and Creative Pattern Cutter. London, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2021
  • 94% positive reviews (99)
  • 4398 students