Pattern Cutting - Introduction
4-week Tuesday evening course
16 April - 7 May 2013 / 6.30-9pm
Led by Zandra Rhodes' pattern maker Michelle Lewis, participants will cover the basic rules of flat pattern cutting. The course focuses on using fashion blocks to create womenswear garment components including simple sleeves and skirts. This include bodice dart manipulations, style lines and how to add fullness through gathers and pleats. Price: £160
OK, it is possible you have never heard of size XO. It is also possible that size XO does not exist or never has existed. Well, the fact of the matter is that I am fairly sure size XO does exist. I was on facebook last night and on the Fashion Bug page someone was asking why Fashion Bug charged more for size XO then they did for size XL. The lady writting the post mentioned she measured them and they appeared to be the same. Anyway, I tried to research the size and did not find much at all. It is my understanding (possibly and incorrect understanding) that size XO clothing was created for larger size women in the same manner that size zero was created for smaller size women. It is very possibly simply a "vanity" size.
OK, here is how Fashion Bug explained the size, "The sizes XL and OX are in fact different. An OX provides more room in various areas of the garment such as the body, armholes, sleeve length and shoulders. And a 1X have even…