54 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 • 47 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. 53: Looking Back Over The Last Year

    Ep. 53: Looking Back Over The Last Year

    As 2021 comes to a close, we're taking this chance to look back and reflect on all the amazing episodes, guests and laughs that we've had over the last year.
    Thank you to all of you for your support and love this past year, we can't wait to see more of you in March 2022!

    • 59 min
    Ep. 52: Digital Pattern Cutting, with Ben Cooper

    Ep. 52: Digital Pattern Cutting, with Ben Cooper

    With over 27 years of industry experience, it's safe to say that Ben Cooper really knows his stuff! In this episode we discuss digital pattern cutting as a whole, his journey and how his love for technology has fuelled his professional work. He now passes on that knowledge to his students through teaching at Gerber, Fashion Enter and Fashion Tutor so we felt he was the perfect person to discuss this great topic with us!

    • 41 min
    Ep. 51: Subtraction Cutting, with Julian Roberts

    Ep. 51: Subtraction Cutting, with Julian Roberts

    Julian Roberts, a creative pattern cutter, teacher and academic joins Kathryn to talk about his unique method of creating garments and patterns called Subtraction Cutting. This was a hugely inspirational chat and I hope that it brings you all a fresh perspective on creative pattern cutting. A big thank you to Julian for joining me on the podcast!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep. 50: Biggest Pattern Cutting Mistakes

    Ep. 50: Biggest Pattern Cutting Mistakes

    For our 50th episode we're covering some of the biggest pattern cutting mistakes that we’ve made and been witness to. 
    We’ve asked all of you what some of your biggest pattern cutting mistakes are and there were some wonderful answers that we wanted to share with you all!

    • 45 min
    Ep. 49: Seams & Seam Allowances

    Ep. 49: Seams & Seam Allowances

    This episode is all about seam allowance! That often overlooked, but 100% essential part of our patterns and garments. Expect to hear about how to add it, different types of seam finishes and the relating seam allowance. As well as how you can reinforce your seam allowance to ensure your garment lasts as long as possible.
    Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/fashionhalfcut

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 48: Sustainable Pattern Cutting, with Sarah Rozelaar, Founder of The Sewing Retreat

    Ep. 48: Sustainable Pattern Cutting, with Sarah Rozelaar, Founder of The Sewing Retreat

    Sarah is a fellow teacher of pattern cutting and a long time advocate of sustainability within the fashion and sewing industries. She founded her business with sustainability at its centre and while it’s grown and evolved over time, this remains one of her core values.
    In this episode she shares her world with is and gives us her top tips for making your pattern cutting and sewing more sustainable.
    Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/fashionhalfcut

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 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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