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Creative pattern cutting really pushes the boundaries of design. It is a luxury that breaks all traditional rules. The whole process, however, is costly, in both the use of cloth and the time it takes to produce a pattern. This article examines creative cutting from final year fashion students. It celebrates the students' individual philosophies towards creative cut and examines how the industry promotes pattern cutting to students as a viable career option. The role of the pattern cutter can have as much glamorous allure as the role of the designer, although it is at a lower key. Its allure comes from creative satisfaction and integrity.... [read more]