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Watch this space for a growing collection of online features and stories about pattern cutting.

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Dead Man’s Patterns

Hormazd Narielwalla

As artist-in-residence at the Savile Row tailor Dege & Skinner, Hormazd Narielwalla developed a fascination with the brown paper patterns of each customer, prompting him to produce limited edition book Dead Man’s Patterns. This artistic design story was inspired by a set of bespoke patterns belonging to a deceased customer and recreates the patterns as objects of art.

Click here for an exclusive look at Dead Man's Patterns.

Pattern Landscapes

Julian Roberts

Julian Roberts is the inventor of a garment pattern cutting method called 'Subtraction Cutting', which he demonstrates live in front of large audiences in many different countries, teaching people of all ages and levels of expertise how to construct creative clothing. Watch Pattern Landscapes for an inspiring insight into Roberts’ approach to designing and cutting patterns.

Roberts was awarded a Professorship and set up the new fashion school at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK in 2004, and now lectures MA Mixed Media Textiles at the Royal College of Art in London, and at several prestigious Art & Design universities worldwide