Learn to be a fashion designer in our fashion design classes! 🤩 Create your own designs and perfect their fit. All our fashion design classes meet weekly for 6 weeks.
Creating a pattern is the first step in making a new garment, and that's what you'll learn to do first in all our fashion design classes. Then you'll sew up a sample based on the pattern to see how it works. We offer 3 routes to go about it:
- Pattern drafting is the most popular way to go - you use measurements to draw (draft) the basic pieces ("slopers") to make up your garment. This lets you create a garment to your exact body shape and size. Those pieces can then be modified to create different styles.
- Draping instead starts by pinning fabric in the shape you want to a dress form. This lets you create more unusual shapes more directly. The shapes are traced and cleaned up into pattern pieces, which requires some pattern drafting skills.
- Dressmaking is our newest class that we created to give you a shortcut to custom dressmaking. For that class, we've drafted many pieces in many sizes for you to start with, so you get to your dress design faster.