His bespoke tailoring course is an
intense 15 week training session ... The first course on offer is Pattern drafting of Men's Bespoke Garments. Pattern cutting is the base needed by any tailor wishing to master handcraft tailoring, no matter how well any garment is constructed, unless the garments fit as easily as a second skin all the other craftsmanship is at a [loss] to both the wearer and the tailor. The student will learn about body portions, variations in the male form and how to cut for a range of figures allowing for the idiosyncrasies of the human body.
Beginning with the trouser draft, Rory walks each student through the knock knee, bow and straight leg drafting techniques ensuring each student understands before move them forward to the next stage.
Next on the agenda is the waistcoat, each student will learn the single breasted, double breasted and corpulent draft. There will also be an opportunity to exam[ine] waistcoat drafts from the turn of the last century.
Over the final five weeks the student will learn the coat draft for the single breasted, double breasted and corpulent style. The project will be set that each student will draft, cut and baste a muslin pattern for a corpulent male figure (my father), grade [will] be assigned and the student who cuts the pattern with fewest alterations with be awarded "Student of the Year".
So shall we all take off four months and fly to Ireland?