Distance learning Core bra pattern cutting & grading course

After the successful release of the first edition of the "Distance Learning Core Bra Pattern Cutting & Grading Course (The Package.)"  Perfect for those of you unable to attend the two day course that runs.

THERE WILL BE A the second release which will be the "Plus Fit Bra Pattern Cutting & Grading Course." These courses are based on the extended version of the 2 day courses that David Morris teaches from the Innovation Centre at De Monfort University in Leicester.


Course Content brochure will be sent to those interested and will include:


1. Plus fit Bodyshape

2. The engineering of Plus Fit bra shape

3. Drafting the 32F Wired Block

4. Plus fit Fabrics, Wire grading & components

5. Plus fit grading rules

6. Drafting the 32F Soft Bra Block

7. Styling Project 1 - Drafting and modifying 32F Plus fit Soft Bras

8. Construction process

9. Styling Project 2 - Drafting and modifying a classic Plus fit Soft Bra

10. Plus fit Soft Bra grading rules

11. Overview of Plus fit styles

12. Construction process

13. Styling Project 3 - Drafting the 34GG Bra

14. Styling Project 3 - Darted 36 GG Bra

15. Fitting Plus Fit Bras

16. Using Adobe illustrator to draft plus fit bra patterns

17. Further Plus fit grading methods

Titles to follow on from this course are:

Sports Bra Pattern Cutting & Grading. 

Moulded Bra Pattern Cutting & Grading.


This package and the following courses cost £200 each.

One on one Tutor support will be made available through Skype (If required.)

A closed Facebook group has been set up for this course. This can be used as a central resource point for the course and a place to communicate with all other students that are currently working through the course

If you are interested please contact Dave Morris by email at dmorris@iatechnical.com and we will be able to send you all the information about Distance Learning and this course.   click here for the website.

Would love to hear how you get on.




How to make a high waisted 'brief' pattern

Taking the design from the trend influence, a high waisted panel brief, I drafted out a rough pattern. I always start with the front then move onto the back patterns. Writing roughly the information on the pattern. Information such as how many to cut, the stretch, the piece of the pattern, seam allowance and notches. Even though in many cases the information is the same from pattern to pattern, often you come back to them and can wonder what you were thinking so it's best to write, even roughly, all the information.


By putting the centre back and centre front straight, you can see the natural curve of the leg and dart shapes that are at the waist. The pattern was drafted out then seam allowance added, then each piece was lain with the seam allowance over lapping to ensure the curves and lengths of the seams were correct.

To make a pattern from scratch, ensure that the front pattern and back measure across the waist the same, so once the brief is made up the side seam sits on the side and doesn't pull to the front or back. You can see on my back pattern at the side that i've had to add to the see as it fell short of the front. Also when I put the side back panel to the back main panel, you can see that the back leg needed to be filled in.

Lying the pattern flat, you can see the natural curve of the waist. By looking at the pattern both ways you can see just by looking at it if there are any glaring problems before you cut any fabrics out.