• About PCD

    We develop learning resources for budding pattern cutters. 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.

    Our pattern making kits are sold separately for beginners, intermediates and confident students. A full kit that includes all levels is also available here. The kits guide you through the techniques required to convert a block pattern into a finished pattern. By following our clear instructions you will be taught how to create 6 different tops from one block pattern in sizes 6 - 24. Some of the techniques shown will help you to mimic specialist draping techniques (on the flat) that the famous fashion houses use. Learn how to make the following:

     

    Beginner/ Design Lines & In Relief

    Create patterns for tops with details that include dart manipulation, geometric design lines, side slits, decorative front flaps, facings and a-line shaping with repositioned side seams.

     

    Intermediate/Graphic and Cut & Spread

    Take what you have learned from the beginners kit and develop further techniques for adding front inserts, tucks, plain and pleated sleeves and geometric stitched pleats.

     

    Confident/Dart & Drape and Dart & Drape with sleeves

    Create patterns for jersey that are made specially for cutting on the bias. Dart & Drape is an asymmetric pattern with manipulated bust & shoulder darts and side draping. Develop it further to include a raglan style sleeve and a set-in-sleeve. Our Cap/Bell sleeve instruction card can be bought separately and used with your own block or the block in the kits. We also download or hard copy. Our environmentally friendly 'Trace & Sew' pattern cutting paper, is exclusive to us and can be sewn, unpicked and used again.

  • About Moni

     

     

    I'm a senior ladies wear designer and creative pattern cutter working in R-T-W luxury fashion. I've had my own label which sold in Paul Smith, Harrods and Browns, in London, Barneys in New York and throughout Japan. I've won financial support from Evian and showcased for eight seasons at LFW. My work has featured in Vogue, ID, Face and the Sunday Times. I've worked with some famous houses including Giles Deacon and Alexander McQueen. My exceptional work ethic, professionalism, self belief and talent established over two decades have led to an exciting career. I specialise in ladies separates and handbags across a variety of styles and fabrications and my designs have been worn by Kate Winslett, David Bowie and Kate Moss, to name a few.

    I'm passionate about education and I've lectured at the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins, Ravensbourne and Morley College. I've spent the past two years combining my lecturing skills with my design and pattern cutting knowledge to develop my range of Cut & Spread™ pattern making kits. Thanks to Instagram, where I deliver my mini educational videos, Pattern Cutting Deconstructed is gaining recognition as the go-to platform for fashion creatives who want to learn pattern cutting skills in an accessible fun way. PCD learning resources allow an alternative method for acquiring and developing skills. Since launching in 2019 the V&A has collaborated with me to create exhibition specific kits which are used as learning resources. I lecture to young people, staff members, teachers, students in higher education and adult learners.

     

    I've seen how laborious it can be to learn pattern cutting from text books alone so I set out to teach this undervalued skill in a fun interactive way. Most creatives are visual kinaesthetic learners and prefer to acquire new skills in real time with demonstrations. I love teaching and sharing everything I've learned so far as a fashion creative.

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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

Selling items made from the patterns
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

Copying the kit
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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