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FREE RESOURCE: Simple Pattern Drafting



Downloadable resources to support textiles, fashion and art teachers teaching GCSE and A Level Art, Textiles and D&T.

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FREE RESOURCE:  Simple Pattern Drafting for Teaching in Class

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Downloadable resources to support textiles, fashion and art teachers teaching GCSE and A Level Art, Textiles and D&T.

Resouces developed by Julia Burrows and Dawn Foxall

The resource includes:

  • Simple Skirt Block Step-By-Step Handout
  • How to Measure Handout
  • Measurement Chart Handout

Julia Burrows
BA Fashion Design; L3 Award in Education & Training(RQF)

Julia studied fashion design and garment construction at the Faculty of Clothing Design, in Durban, South Africa. She started her career as designer and pattern cutter for men’s and ladies’ leisurewear, then moved on to become Senior Designer, which involved running several sample and pattern cutting rooms. She designed men’s and ladies surf and swimwear ranges, a menswear brand range “Rifle”, and set up her own ladies’ wear shop and production unit, before moving to the UK.
In the UK, Julia worked for a Marks & Spencer supplier, as Senior Designer of woman’s lingerie and nightwear, and also oversaw a children’s nightwear range. She later moved to London to become Head Designer for a men’s, ladies’ and children’s leisurewear range. More recently Julia has become a freelancer, working with small start-ups advising on the industry, specialist finance management, design feasibility, fabric and pattern cutting. In 2016 she moved into teaching post 16 adult education, at the Fashion Technology Academy in North London. As senior tutor there, she developed training programmes and taught Pattern Cutting and Design.

Dawn Foxall
BA(Hons) Knitwear Design; MA

Dawn has 35 years’ experience in the textiles and garment industry including design consultant, schools presenter and resources developer for EMTEX; Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK Universities and FE colleges; course presenter for D&T Association, Key Stage Developments(KSD), SFE and other course providers.
She was a co-founder of Liv.co.uk, where she managed design, buying and sourcing and continues to work with brands such as LUSH Soaps, sourcing ethical products and consulting for young designers and start-ups.
In 2015 Dawn set up the Textiles Skills Centre (formerly ‘Academy’) supporting textile teachers, delivering workshops and events. In 2017 she launched her own knitwear brand FOXOLOGY designing and producing sustainably sourced collections. She continues to work as design consultant and teaching pattern cutting at various education and commercial establishments, as well as for Textiles Skills Centre and drafts patterns for industry.


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