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Fashion Half Cut

Nov 19, 2020

For this fabulous episode we're joined by Dan Mcilwraith. Product developer by day, glamorous drag queen by night! 
Dan shares his world with us and fills us in on the more technical aspects of how he transforms into Daisy. We hear about the pattern cutting, the fabrics, the sewing and how he got the nickname deadline...

Nov 5, 2020

Caroline's back! For her return we decided to spill the beans on one of our favourite techniques...cutting on the bias!
Yes, that 45 degree grain line that we know you all love and love to hate. Expect explanations of what it is, how to do it, why we love it, tips for sewing and plenty of bias pattern cutting and sewing...

Oct 22, 2020

In this episode we're joined by Rhiannon Bydawell who is a menswear pattern cutter for McQ by Alexander McQueen. We discuss the key differences between menswear and womenswear, and Rhiannon shares stories about bespoke tailoring on the infamous Saville Row, which is where her journey started. She also shares some...

Oct 8, 2020

As pattern makers we create the "blue print" that the factories use to produce hundreds of garments, so it's no surprise that we spend a fair amount of our job working with Factories!
This episode is all about how that relationship works, who's involved and how to ensure your work is factory friendly for easy, mistake...

Sep 24, 2020

Our favourite Intern turned employee, Sidnie Brennan joins us to discuss her journey so far. She fills us in on everything from going to university to study fashion, to developing her design portfolio, her internships and then finally getting her first job as a Technical and Product Development Assistant. 

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