Course Description

Pattern Cutting (Advanced) course builds on the Pattern Cutting (Beginner) course. The focus is on trousers, jackets and variations above. Basic shape patterns will be constructed, which will be sewn up and adjusted to full size.

This course is a fresh way to learn pattern construction step by step. Advanced theory around model development will be reviewed, and you will make your own pant and jacket basic form in paper and sewn up in fabric.

Variations on the basic shape will be reviewed, and you will be given the opportunity to make a pattern according to your own design. The course will provide the participants with a deep understanding of the principles of this design discipline supported by hands-on teaching in an industry-level environment.


By the end of the course, you will have an understanding of the following areas:

  • Measuring and measuring charts
  • Cutting the basic trouser shape - sewing and adjusting
  • Variations over trousers
  • Cutting the basic shape of the jacket - sewing and adjusting
  • Variations on basic jacket shape
  • The production pattern is reviewed with seam allowances and markings

Target Group

This course is for people who want to develop their creative skills. This includes:

  • Students from the Pattern Cutting (Beginner) course
  • People with experience in basic tailoring
  • Entrepreneurs/Start-Ups with experience in basic tailoring
  • Students who want to refresh their design practice

There will be thorough and individual guidance for all students.

Course Certificate

Once you have successfully completed our course at SAFD, you will receive a course certificate confirming your completion of the course and its modules. This certificate will strengthen your CV and expand your career opportunities, and it will symbolize your dedication, skills and knowledge of the course’s professional content.


Helle Nygaard

Helle Nygaard has taught pattern cutting and construction for many years and she also has her own company where she works with pattern cutting as well as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator in a fashion context.


The course participants are introduced to the course and will subsequently be introduced to pattern cutting with a focus on trouser basic patterns, in order to gain experience with how pattern parts function and develop. The students develop a set of trousers in size 1:4 and then in size 1:1.

In this module, the course participants adjust the trouser patterns and adjust them so that they are ready for sewing. The trousers are then sewn up in the cotton canvas stout.

The work is continued from the previous module, and in addition the course participants are given the task of experimenting with lay, pocket and fly variations. After this, the course participants are introduced to how simple wide trousers are developed.

The recipe for a jacket in size 38 is introduced to the course participants, and they are subsequently tasked with developing a jacket pattern in size 1:4. Own jacket in sizes 1:1 and 1:4 will be developed next.

Work on the basic jacket shape continues. In this module, we also go in depth with cuts and adjusting the basic shape of the jacket.

In this module, the course participants will be tasked with making sleeve cuts for a half or full jean. During the module, there will be individual sparring, and students will receive ongoing feedback on their progress. tools that can be used, tips for implementation, etc.

In this module, the course participants will be tasked with experimenting with different cutting variations. We will, among other things, look at lapels and loose jacket basic shape.

The work from the previous module is completed and we will review all solutions and projects. There will subsequently be feedback and guidance on how the course participants can use their newly learned knowledge and experience in their further work.


Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with all practical information, including what to bring to the start of the course. The course takes place at the school’s address Badstuestræde 1, 1209 Copenhagen K.

If you have any questions about the course, you can contact us via the contact information below between 9.00 and at 14.00 every weekday.

Registration and Payment

You can register for the course by clicking the “Enrollment” button on this page. Fill in the required fields and a confirmation will be sent via email.

Payment is made at registration and can be made with VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Diners, Maestro, Apple Pay and Google Pay. All amounts are in Danish Kroner (DKK) and includes VAT.

If you are unable to pay with one of the above payment solutions, you may find an alternative payment option by contacting the school’s administration on tel. +45 33 13 09 26 between 9.00-14.00 every weekday.

Unless otherwise stated in the course text, withdrawal and refund of course fees can be made up to 14 days before the start of the course. After that, registration is binding and the fee is non-refundable. In the unlikely event that a team cannot be established, the full course fee will be returned.


Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design, Badstuestræde 1, 1209 Copenhagen K
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