Disciplines

CAD

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Our Computer Assisted Design (CAD) lessons were created with the fashion designer, fashion merchandiser and product developer/technical designer in mind. You will learn basic to advanced lessons including using Adobe Illustrator® for Flats to Adobe Photoshop® for Surface Design. Our Adobe InDesign® lessons will enable you to create line sheets and your portfolio

Draping

Draping lessons

What is Draping? Draping is the art of manipulating fabric directly on the dress form in 3D. It is the most creative way for a designer to turn design ideas into reality. Start with our beginner lessons designed to provide a solid foundation. From there, move to our intermediate level lessons and then on to our advanced level. You will learn the art of draping from the experts

Sewing

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Learn How to Sew. Our online sewing video lessons cover everything from learning how to thread a sewing machine to learning how to sew one of the most challenging materials of all, leather. Whether you prefer a home sewing machine or are an accomplished industrial machine user, our sewing lessons teach you basic, intermediate and advanced sewing techniques.

Fashion Art

Fashion drawing lessons

How to Draw, Render & Illustrate Fashion. Our online fashion drawing, rendering and illustration video lessons will help you realize your designs on paper and make an artist out of you. Being able to communicate your design ideas to others is a critical step to becoming a successful fashion designer

Whether your interest is women’s men’s, tween, infant, toddler or children’s, it all starts with learning how to draw the fashion croquis. A fashion croquis is a rough sketch used as the foundation in fashion drawing and presents a slightly elongated figure compared to real life body proportions.

Pattern Making

Pattern making lessons

While Draping is the 3D method of creating your designs, pattern making is the 2D method. Lessons range from drafting various sleeves, collars, skirts and pants to more complex lessons like drafting patterns from body measurements and how to daft a series of knit slopers.

Product Development

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Whether you are interested designing your own collection or working for a company, our lessons will teach you how to manage the business development of your product. These are the skills fashion professionals need to be successful.

Our Fashion Start-Up 101 series will teach you the basics needed to get your fashion business off the ground. These videos will also teach you about technical design, i.e. how to draw flats, how to spec garments and how to create a tech pack.

Fashion Business


Fashion industry videos

The business of fashion combines creative thinking with analytical skills. Our business lessons include videos directed to retail buyers, merchandisers and marketers. They provide a solid foundation for those wishing to start their own retail, manufacturing or design business, including crucial knowledge about retail math, profit & loss, creating a merchandise plan, branding, licensing and marketing.

If you’re new to fashion business, start with Basic Math Concepts, Understanding Retail Profit & Loss and Creating a Retail Merchandise Plan. Then, tackle our licensing series, followed by our marketing and branding videos. Finish up with our 3-part Fashion Start-Up 101 series.

Fashion Lectures

FASHION LECTURES

Let our experts teach you about the fashion industry. Learn how famous designers started their fashion dynasties. Learn about retailing, branding, licensing and marketing, textiles, trend forecasting, costume history, color theory and leather tanning. Take tours of interesting fashion museums and visit onsite fashion industry events. We even provide tips on putting together a fashion portfolio for applying to a top fashion school.

Knits

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Our knit lesson tutorials include cut & sew knits as well as the art of hand-knitting. Begin with our intro to knit fabrics and knit fabric principles. Here you will learn about knit structure, stretch ratio and how to choose the best knit fabric for a particular design. Then, apply this knowledge and create your own set of knit slopers for the different knit stretch ratios. Complete your knit studies by learning how to create a hand-knit poncho scarf and a knit sweater.

Childrenswear

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Childrenswear encompasses all clothing products for children, from infants to "tweens". Childrenswear usually meets a wide range of uses, from play to school to party or beach clothing. The latter uses will often determine the choices of styling, fabric/material, construction and even color range.