42 episodes

Join Caroline Barulis and Kathryn Roberts, professional pattern makers, every fortnight for a cheeky drink and a chat about how fashion is made. Enjoy interviews with real industry experts and get to know what really goes into making the clothes we all love to wear. Expect chats about craftsmanship, pattern cutting, sewing, the industry at large and lots of laughs!
If you’re into fashion and not taking yourself too seriously then this is the podcast for you!

Fashion Half Cut Caroline and Kathryn

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Join Caroline Barulis and Kathryn Roberts, professional pattern makers, every fortnight for a cheeky drink and a chat about how fashion is made. Enjoy interviews with real industry experts and get to know what really goes into making the clothes we all love to wear. Expect chats about craftsmanship, pattern cutting, sewing, the industry at large and lots of laughs!
If you’re into fashion and not taking yourself too seriously then this is the podcast for you!

    Ep. 41: Explaining Pockets

    Ep. 41: Explaining Pockets

    Who doesn't love it when you buy and dress and IT HAS POCKETS?!
    Our beloved pockets are an integral part of garment construction and they come in many different shapes and sizes. Join us to talk through some of our favourite pocket details, construction and tips.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 40: The Importance of Inner Garment Construction

    Ep. 40: The Importance of Inner Garment Construction

    The inside of your garments are just as important as the outside, sometimes even more so! 
    So we’re talking fusing, corsets, boning, shoulder pads, sleeve rolls, bustles, cups and all those hidden components of your garments that provide support and structure.

    • 57 min
    Ep. 39: Life as a Bridal Designer, with Charlotte Wilden

    Ep. 39: Life as a Bridal Designer, with Charlotte Wilden

    Charlotte Wilden runs her own bespoke bridal service and does everything from the initial design, pattern cutting, sewing and even the final embroidery and hand finishing. She has a beautiful design aesthetic which is evident in her work and we can't wait to share her world and little more about our bridal experience with you all.

    Show notes: www.fashionhalfcut.co.uk

    • 54 min
    Ep. 38: How to Fit a Garment

    Ep. 38: How to Fit a Garment

    We're bringing you all our tips and tricks on how to get a beautifully fitting garment and what to watch out for in a fitting. From measurements, to bust points to balance lines we've got it all!
    show notes: www.fashionhalfcut.co.uk

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 37: Launching an Indie Pattern Label, with Vanessa Hansen

    Ep. 37: Launching an Indie Pattern Label, with Vanessa Hansen

    There is so much more to launching your own pattern label than meets the eye. Vanessa Hansen, professional pattern cutter, has recently launched her own indie pattern label and she’s here to share her experiences, lessons learnt and let us in on exactly what it’s taken to get it off the ground.
    www.fashionhalfcut.co.uk

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep. 36: Constructing Facings & Linings

    Ep. 36: Constructing Facings & Linings

    This episode is all about the mysterious world of linings and facings. Why we use them, how we construct them and the difference between the two. We also have a few pattern makers tricks for you that might help to solve some of those common mistakes and faults that we often see with linings and facings.

    Show notes: www.fashionhalfcut.co.uk 

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Paula#31 ,

I want be a pattern cutter!

Love this podcast! Kathryn and Caroline give a brilliant insight into what it is actually like to work in the Fashion Industry and for a fashion student the information is invaluable! From the tools you need to get started, to model fittings, to getting your first job, this podcast really gives you all the inside information you need to know. I am studying for a HND in Fashion Design and the recent episode on fitting has really helped me with my assignment. I reached out to the ladies for some advice about a toile I am making and got a quick response telling me what I need to do, thanks so much for your help! Looking forward to the next episode!
Paula x

H-beany ,

Great to hear from fellow Pattern Cutters

Hey ladies, this was soooo nice to listen to last night (I only got up to how you got into fashion but I’ll be listening more). More lovely as I also know you Caroline from when I was an intern at Roland and I really think that you inspired me into going down the pattern cutting route with your super detailed and colour coded patterns, and I’ve never looked back, love my jobs! Great to hear fellow pattern cutters, I’ll be staying tuned (which is something as I’m not usually a podcast listener 😬), keep it up. Hayley x

millie bh ,

Informative, accessible and interesting!

I love this podcast, Kathryn and Caroline talk about some of the techniques and technical aspects with some great advice but also keep it light hearted and engaging!

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