• About

     

    WHY I JUMPED OFF THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY...

     

    At first, the frantic hamster-wheel pace was very appealing. But with time I began to think differently about what fashion meant to me. Why did I have to create multiple collections and dispose of so much every year? Why was ‘constant change’ better than ‘slow and steady’?

     

    This was the start of my journey as an educator, where I aspired to slow things down and share my creative knowledge and experience with a different audience.

     

    FROM DESIGNER TO EDUCATOR...

     

    I believe students thrive when led by example, and that a tutor who works in industry, regularly publishes work, champions sustainable fashion and offers an interesting learning experience is fundamental to encouraging this. I freelance as a creative pattern cutter, of late at Alexander McQueen, write for online fashion magazines, and develop learning resources for fashion creatives.

     

    When I think of design it's from a different perspective. Now when I work, I ask myself "What can my students learn from this?” There is a purpose to the items I create which are used by makers who can sew but are hesitant to go further. Knowing that I can help them realise that pattern cutting doesn't have to involve complicated maths and lots of boring fiddling around makes me really happy.

     

    THE BEST OUTCOME OF ALL...

     

    I would not have become an educator if I hadn't started out as a Designer and discovered my passion for creative pattern cutting. Hearing from people who have been stopped dead in their tracks because they have used my kits and now have ideas AND the newfound powers to create them, is one of the best things to have come out of my spin in the fashion hamster wheel.

     

     


     

  • About PCD

    THE SOURCE FOR PATTERN MAKING LEARNING RESOURCES

     

    You might be a student who needs help with a university project, a home dressmaker who wants to alter your clothes or patterns, a tailor who wants to explore draping techniques, or you might simply be fascinated by the skill of pattern cutting for womenswear. Whatever your background, everyone, at all levels and stages, is welcome at PCD.

     

    PCD PATTERN MAKING KITS

     

    Our kits are sold separately for beginners, intermediate and confident students, but there is also the option to buy a full kit which covers all the skill levels. There’ll be no delays to your progress as your skills increase day by day. You’ll be able to create your garment simply by following our clear written instructions and adjusting your block pattern to fit your size, from 6 - 24.

     

    PCD TEACHING VIDEOS

     

    While actions may speak louder than words, we think it’s even better when the two are combined. You’ll find our series of videos, which include step-by step actions and uncomplicated processes, are the key to unlocking your understanding of the techniques and calculations involved in creating well-constructed garments.

     

    THE PCD PRINCIPLE

     

    The goal of PCD and our vision for you as our student is pretty straightforward. We want to take out the confusion, overwhelm, and constant fiddling around that many people associate with the pattern making process. We want you to get inspired: to create patterns using dart manipulation, geometric design lines, decorative front flaps and facings; to learn specialist draping techniques used by the famous fashion houses; to develop your skills to make plain and pleated sleeves and geometric stitched pleats. In fact, there’s so much more we have in mind and would be delighted to share with you.

     

    OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

     

    At PCD we are well aware of the negative impact of fast fashion, and hope to add to the many small actions taken by others to diminish any negative impact we have. But we don’t want to lose the magic and excitement that lies within fashion. We believe that by encouraging self-sufficiency in others - by teaching skills in pattern making and pattern hacking - we can help reduce the need to constantly consume fashion and purchase clothes every season. To further support our goals we offer our Basic Dress Block (and other patterns) to you as a download or a hard copy. Our environmentally friendly 'Trace & Sew' pattern cutting paper, is exclusive to PCD and can be sewn, unpicked and used again.

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Cut & Spread® pattern making kit
You may use this kit for domestic purposes only. Garments made and sold commercially from the patterns you create are prohibited.

Wholesale
Pattern making classes
You may use our kits for classes. However, each student will have to purchase their own copy of the kit for the class. I offer wholesale rates for classes above a certain size, so please get in touch if you would like to place an order. moni@patterncuttingdeconstructed.com

Retail
The kits are available to purchase at a wholesale price (quantity dependent) and to be sold in your store. Please do get in touch to discuss terms moni@patterncuttingdeconstructed.com

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It is ILLEGAL to sell items that you make from the patterns. Our legal copyright notice, printed on all elements of the kit clearly states this. The contents of this pattern making kit 
(including illustrations, photographs, diagrams & instructions) are protected by copyright law and belong exclusively to Armour&KindLTD. You may use this kit for domestic purposes only. Garments made and sold commercially from the patterns you create are prohibited. No part of this kit may be reproduced or resold for commercial gain.

Using the designs for your own clothing range
See above

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You may not copy the contents of the kit for resale, distribution, sharing or publishing (online or other)

Returns Policy
If within 60 days you have followed my instructions to create your patterns, and you're not satisfied with the results, then please return the kit for a full refund.
Armour & Kind LTD
412 Oxo Tower Wharf,
London,
SE1 9GY

Workshops
Our workshops are non refundable unless we have a reserve list, and can fill your space.
We reserve the right to cancel the class giving you two weeks notice. A full refund will be forwarded to you if your class is cancelled.
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