• About PCD

    FROM IDEA to PATTERN to PRODUCT in a few easy steps

    • Have you thought of launching your own fashion collection, but are unsure of what to do next? 
    • Did you show your quick sketch to a dressmaker who interpreted your idea and got it wrong? 
    • Were you aware that factories will generally only work with you if you have a specification sheet or tech pack?
    • Do you know what a specification sheet and tech pack are?
    • Did you know that you will need the services of a professional, efficient pattern cutter to convert your idea into a template?

    WHAT IS IT?

    PCD is the new hub for FREE pattern cutting tutorials

    Online or one-on-one tutorials

    Paper Patterns

    Services in pattern cutting for ladies wear and accessories

     

    WHO IS IT FOR?

    It's for you

    Students, fashion creatives, and businesses because we can provide all of your pattern cutting solutions

     

    WHAT DOES IT DO?

    It guarantees you great results in our professional packages in pattern cutting and product development.

    It delivers structured, inspired, and clear tutorials if you're interested in exploring a new hobby that offers flat and conceptual pattern cutting techniques.

    Pattern Cutting Deconstructed is...

    An obvious choice for fashion creatives to

    Understand the fundamental technical skills to dramatically improve their design process

    Ideal for fashion communicators to

    Expand their knowledge of the practical side of the industry in easy to follow tutorials

    The go-to for fashion students to

    Target their frustrations and fast-track their progress with clear demonstrations and building-block modular tutorials

  • About Moni

    The pattern cutting obsessive

    Monisola Omotoso is a British-born designer/pattern cutter of Nigerian and South American descent.

     

    With over 20 years of experience pattern cutting for her own fashion labels, working as a freelance product developer and teaching pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion and Morley College, Moni felt that the time was right to launch PCD.

     

    Her new platform is a hub for short tutorials, whether online or one-to-one, selling pattern blocks and consultancy services in pattern cutting and product development.

     

    It’s perfect for fashion creatives, communicators and students, and delivers structure, inspiration and clarity for all those exploring flat and conceptual pattern cutting techniques.

     

    Moni can confidently provide the solutions to all of your Fashion requirements.

  • Services

     

    Let me help you with your pattern cutting dilemmas.
    I can guarantee that you won't be disappointed with the results.

    Client list, established brands:

    ASOS, Bamin Accessories, George at Asda, Hey Joe, Lee & Lawrie and Top shop Unique

    Start-ups:

    Stone & Mason and Modest House

     

    I currently offer six services , which are listed below.

    If you require something more tailor made then drop me a line here.

     

     

    1

    Pattern Cutting Strategy Session

    (One hour)

    £48 inc VAT

    A one-off consultation by phone/Skype to discuss your project requirements and to get to know each other.

    HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

    You send me some information about your idea/s prior to our consultation.

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    We chat on the phone or via Zoom, and I suggest the type of pattern cutting that's best suited for your designs. I'll give you a timescale for your project and an estimate.

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    Once we've received your booking and payment, We'll be in touch within 24 hours to arrange your session.

    BOOK HERE

    2

    Basic

    Pattern Cutting for a simple skirt, trousers, sleeveless top, small handbag

    (Ten hours)

    £300 inc VAT

    Send me your design idea and let me convert it into a professional pattern.

    THIS IS WHAT YOU GET:

    Technical drawings.

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    A first pattern and toile.

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    A meeting for fit amendments.

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    Pattern adjustments if required.

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    A second toile and fitting.

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    A finished pattern on card.

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    A specification sheet with all of the relevant measurements and a technical drawing of front and back views.

    BOOK HERE

    3

    Budget Service for Home Dressmakers

    Cutting a Pattern from an existing garment

    £20 per hour

    Send me a photograph of the item and I will supply an estimate.

    THIS IS WHAT YOU GET:

    A pattern on dot-and-cross pattern paper.

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    BOOK HERE

    4

    Pattern Cutting for a dress, sleeved top, fancy skirt, fancy trousers or a medium sized handbag

    (Fifteen hours)

    £450 inc VAT

    Send me your design idea and let me convert it into a professional pattern.

    THIS IS WHAT YOU GET:

    Technical drawings.

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    A first pattern and toile.

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    A meeting for fit amendments.

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    Pattern adjustments if required.

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    A second toile and fitting.

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    A finished pattern on card.

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    A specification sheet with all of the relevant measurements and a technical drawing of front and back views.

    BOOK HERE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5

    Grading Service

    (Eight hours)

    £240 inc VAT

    I can grade your pattern from package 4 and create two additional sizes.

    THIS IS WHAT YOU GET:

    Two additional sized patterns on card.

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    Two toiles for fit.

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    A specification sheet with all of the relevant measurements and a technical drawing of front and back views.

    BOOK HERE

    6

    The Full Works

    Price is project dependent

    THIS PREMIUM PACKAGE OFFERS THE FOLLOWING:

    Design development

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    Hardware design

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    Fabric sourcing

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    Factory sourcing

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    Pattern drafting

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    Toiles or Mock-ups

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    First Samples

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    Tech Pack Development

    SEND ENQUIRY

  • Tutorials

    Our on-line modular tutorials are coming soon but in the meantime check out our F R E E content.

    For one-on-one tuition see our competitively priced packages below.

    1

    Deconstruct to Reconstruct

    Removing The Shirt Collar

    2

    Deconstruct to Reconstruct

    Making the Shirt Collar Pattern

    3

    Deconstruct to Reconstruct

    Making the Shirt Sleeve Pattern

    4

    Deconstruct to Reconstruct

    Making the Shirt Bodice Front  

    5

    Deconstruct to Reconstruct

    Making the Shirt Back Yoke

    6

    Deconstruct to Reconstruct

    Full Shirt Overview

    1

    ONE-ON-ONE TUITION

    OVERVIEW

    1 HOUR

    TUITION OVERVIEW

    £48 inc VAT

    Contact me for a chat on Skype or on the telephone. We can discuss your project ideas in detail.

    BOOK HERE

    2

    ONE-ON-ONE TUITION

    5 HOURS

    Pattern and toile creation

    £180 inc VAT

    Make a pattern of your choice based on a simple design, an existing garment or a photograph.

    BOOK HERE

    3

    ONE-ON-ONE TUITION

    10 HOURS

    Pattern and toile creation

    £360 inc VAT

    Make a pattern of your choice based on a design, an existing garment or a photograph.

    BOOK HERE

    Slash & Spread

    A Mini Demo

    Top by Balenciaga

    Tucks & Folds

    A Mini Demo

    Dress by Balenciaga

    The Cowl

    A Mini Demo

    Top by Balenciaga

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  • Testimonials

    Here's what my students are saying...

     

    "And seriously, this course was fantastic! The tutor, Moni was simply amazing...I'd sign up for one of her other classes in a heartbeat".

    Melissa Fehr

     

    "The instructor – Moni (Monisola Omotoso) was great. A wonderfully experienced designer and pattern cutter who has had her own lines selling to the likes of Paul Smith. She really got me to see the “science” of the drafting."

    Tracy the material girl

     

     

    Here's what my client said...

    "Moni understood our requirements right from the start and worked closely with us to produce our go-to-market plan. The plan identified all of the key areas we needed to focus on with clear dependencies and costs for each stage. We were very pleased with what Moni produced and we are implementing that plan now and look forward to continuing to work with Moni as our business develops."

    Sotiria Spantidea Wood

    Here's what my client said...

    "Moni was the best product developer I could have wished for as I took my first tentative steps into clothing design. She very quickly understood my aims and ethos and from that moment on was always one step ahead of me as the designs developed. Her ideas were always clever, well considered and informed by years of experience. She executed the original patterns and grades perfectly. Now I am at the manufacturing stage I know that she will always be the first person I turn to for advice and guidance. She is also a beautiful person inside and out."

    Vanessa McVickers