Episode 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!

Anna’s lovely review

 “Very informative!

“Listening to both these girls in fashion makes you feel at ease and relaxed as they talk about the industry and how to get into the industry, what it’s actually like, the long hours, the internships, the books to study and learn from…couldn’t recommend this podcast enough for anyone interested in fashion and pattern cutting!”

Thank you so much Anna!

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A big thank you to Charlotta for joining us!

Charlotta has worked around the globe in capitals such as London and Hong Kong for luxury brands as both a designer and pattern cutter.
She also studied at the prestigious Central st. Martins and after working in the industry decided to share her love of fashion by becoming a fashion tutor at Suffolk New College. 
She currently runs her own online teaching platform called “School of Pattern Cutting” which specialises in offering online pattern cutting classes with a focus on vintage styles and detailing.

(Plus she loves cats and Pattern cutting…what more could you want?!)

If you want to find out more about the courses we discussed, click the links below:

Central st. Martins – Innovative Pattern Cutting for Graduates and Professionals

London College of Fashion – BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting

Suffolk New College – Foundation Diploma in Art & Design


Some Notes from us…

If you want to find the mini Dior couture collection you can check it out here. Safe to say we’re in love!


Is there a topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Kathryn and Caroline directly with any comments / feedback on fashionhalfcut@gmail.com. Alternatively you can reach out on instagram @fashionhalfcut.

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