21 episodes

Fashion is a huge and varied industry that is often shrouded in mystery. Join Caroline Barulis and Kathryn Roberts, professional pattern makers, every fortnight for a cheeky drink and a chat about everything fashion. Let us take you backstage, front row, behind the scenes and let you in on studio secrets. Enjoy interviews with real industry experts and get to know what it’s actually like working and living in the crazy world of fashion.
If you’re into fashion and not taking yourself too seriously then this is the podcast for you!

Fashion Half Cut Caroline and Kathryn

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

Fashion is a huge and varied industry that is often shrouded in mystery. Join Caroline Barulis and Kathryn Roberts, professional pattern makers, every fortnight for a cheeky drink and a chat about everything fashion. Let us take you backstage, front row, behind the scenes and let you in on studio secrets. Enjoy interviews with real industry experts and get to know what it’s actually like working and living in the crazy world of fashion.
If you’re into fashion and not taking yourself too seriously then this is the podcast for you!

    Ep. 20: How Fittings Work, with Fitting Model Anna Popovich

    Ep. 20: How Fittings Work, with Fitting Model Anna Popovich

    Fittings are an integral part of garment development, and as pattern makers we spend much of our time in the infamous fitting room! Join us as we talk you through how fittings work, why they're so important and let you in on our own experiences and some top tips. We also hear what life is like as a fitting model, from Anna Popovich who has spent years working for some of the best-known London brands. She gives us a unique perspective through the eyes of one of the most important people in the room.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 19: Dressing From the Feet First with Footwear Designer Anna Kichenside

    Ep. 19: Dressing From the Feet First with Footwear Designer Anna Kichenside

    This week we've got an interview with footwear designer, Anna Kichenside, who has been in the industry for over 16 years. Anna gives us a glimpse into the world of footwear design and fills us in on her journey, from where she trained, to how she got her first foot in the door. We also hear her thoughts on the business of footwear, where she thinks it’s heading and how she’s merging her two worlds today.

    • 40 min
    Ep. 18: The Industries Best Kept Secret....Sample Sales!

    Ep. 18: The Industries Best Kept Secret....Sample Sales!

    This week we’re sharing a real insider secret with all of you lovely listeners. It’s one of the few perks of the jobs when you work in fashion and it’s definitely one of our favourite parts of the job! We are of course, talking about... SAMPLE SALES!
    We’re covering what exactly they are, how they differ between high street and luxury, how to find them and, of course, some of our own sample sale experiences!
    For the show notes head to www.fashionhalfcut.co.uk

    • 32 min
    Ep. 17: Exploring Maternity Wear

    Ep. 17: Exploring Maternity Wear

    It's Caroline's last week before she breaks for maternity leave and in honour of that we are talking about all things maternity wear!
    Expect some great shopping recommendations, a view of maternity wear and all the details through a pattern cutters eye and a mini interview with a maternity wear specialist, Paige Colthart.

    For the show notes, head to www.fashionhalfcut.co.uk

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 16: Interview with Charlotta Ayers, co-founder of School of Pattern Cutting

    Ep. 16: Interview with Charlotta Ayers, co-founder of School of Pattern Cutting

    This week Kathryn interviews Charlotta Ayers, the co-founder of School of pattern cutting. Charlotta started life as a designer, before moving into the world of pattern cutting and teaching. In this interview we talk about studying at Central st. Martins, the pros and cons of pattern cutting and life as a teacher, both at college and through her own business. Charlotta has a some great pearls of wisdom for any fashion students out there so if that’s you, then stay tuned!

    • 30 min
    Ep. 15: Understanding Sizing, Grading and Everything In-between

    Ep. 15: Understanding Sizing, Grading and Everything In-between

    Caroline and Kathryn pull back to curtain and expose the very grey area of sizing and grading within the fashion industry.
    We chat about how it fits into the development garment life cycle, to how grading works and even our own personal experiences.
    We are also joined by Maggie Stott who is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to grading and pattern cutting. With nearly 50 years of experience in the fashion world, she's a real expert!
    For the show notes head to www.fashionhalfcut.co.uk

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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!

Charlottapatterncutting ,

All you ever wanted to know about pattern cutting

What a fantastic podcast full of information, while also managing to be entertaining.

Caroline and Kathryn really know what they’re talking about, they manage to make quite complex pattern cutting sound straight forward and explain all the little details nobody else ever talks about!

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