Why enrol in the pattern making class?
The Pattern Making Class has been created to cater for the overwhelming demand of individuals asking us if we offer private tuition.
Each team member has over 25 years of industry experience and 20 years of successful academic delivery.
Fashion students, those currently employed in the fashion industry and many creative people with a genuine interest in wanting to make patterns and clothing were not finding the right fit for their needs.
Many have been disappointed with the lack of knowledge and strict old-fashioned guidelines that are not offering a high industry standard level as well as individuals who want to push past the commercial pattern offering and be more in charge of their design outcomes.
The Pattern Making Class aims to deliver an intensive well-rounded curriculum that focuses on the key elements of each garment type, fast tracking the participant into a self-directed and confident approach to pattern making.
"Without foundation there is no fashion."
— Christian Dior
Scott has been working in the fashion industry within Australia and internationally for more than 20 years. He is one of the most accomplished manual and advanced computer pattern makers and garment technicians.
Scott has worked for major and niche brands including Sussan, Gloweave, Tina Kalivas, Finders Keepers, Brooksfield, Myer, Cameo the Label, The Fifth and Keepsake.He has coordinated multimillion dollar production based in China, successfully delivering consistent outcomes into the Australian fashion market.
Scott also contributes to the RMIT BA FASHION DESIGN (HONORS) program in 2nd and 3rd year and has lectured in Mauritius and Australia for TAFE SA.
Scott and his business partner, Glen Rollason, now run RBPATTERNS, Melbourne’s most successful freelance design and technical consulting firm.
Scott has implemented advanced computer pattern making systems into the business that work across drafting, grading, marker making, specifications and technical drawings. We communicate with production factories all over the globe using these systems.
Glen graduated from RMIT and has been consulting there for the past 20 years teaching across 2nd, 3rd, 4th and Masters levels in the BA FASHION DESIGN (HONORS) program, teaching design, pattern making and garment construction.
Working at Chanel as a junior in the pattern room helped focus Glens’ innovative approach to cutting.
Winning the Melbourne Fashion Festivals Young designer of the Year for his up-market label ROLLASON and street brand RUDEBOY in 1999 helped establish him as one of Australia’s best emerging designers.
He has consulted as a designer in the past for uniforms for National Gallery of Australia, ACMI, Emrites and Tooheys racing marquis.
Along with Scott Bowring he has been sought after as a freelance designer and pattern maker for many major brands in Australia
Clientele currently ranges from multinational firms such as Myer (Wayne Cooper, Basque, Tokito, Portmans, Country Road and Wrangler, as well as Cable Melbourne, Elvie&Leo, StrateasCarlucci, Rodd&Gunn, Sample, Camilla& Marc, Sorella Organics, Bluey Australia, Mischa Collections, Nique Clothing and Nicholas the Label.
We also focus on small niche brands such as Sneakerboy, Yuge, Exinfinitis, The Beloved, GTB, Blair Archibald and many more.