Introduction to Fashion Design


Introduction to Fashion Design


Do you want to become a Fashion Designer? Do you want to work in the Fashion Industry? Do you want to move forward towards having your own company and launching a clothing line? This comprehensive overview is your first step to achieving your dreams! This class will provide all the information necessary for understanding the process of launching a clothing line.

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This 9-Week course will outline industry terminology, top designers, textiles, and history. There will also be an introduction to sketching, designing, draping, drafting, pattern-making, and construction. More in-depth coverage of pattern-making and sewing will be covered in the Pattern-Making and Sewing Certification Programs. This 9-Week course includes 81 hours of classroom time, 3 hours per day, 3 days per week, a total of 9 weeks.

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Academy of Art (San Francisco) Online
Undergraduate Degree Program
$55,000 for an Associate’s Degree
$110,000 for a Bachelor’s Degree
$12,525 for a Certificate Program

FIT (NYC) Online
Undergraduate Degree Program
$2250-$6750 per semester x 4 for an Associate’s Degree
$3085-$8905 per semester x 8 for Bachelor’s Degree
**These prices are based on our estimates from the information provided on the respective web pages.  They are not official numbers.

Outline of Course

Fashion Business Terminology (week 1)
Textiles and Color Stories (week 1)   

  • Top Designers (week 2)
  • Trend Analysis and Forecasting (week 2)
  • Fashion History (week 2)
  • Introduction to the Fashion Design Process and Production Path (week 3)
  • Introduction to Fashion Sketching (Flats, Croquis, Tech Packs) (week 3)
  • Sewing Review (week 1-3)
  • Introduction to Pattern-Making (week 4-8)
  • Introduction to Draping (week 4-6)
  • Introduction to (Flat-Pattern) Drafting (week 7-8)
  • Final Design, Pattern-Making, and Sewing Projects


  • Textile, Color, Trend Story Boards
  • Timeline or Designer Presentation
  • Mood Board and Design Small Capsule Collection (3 looks)
  • Sew Basic Project [from pre-developed pattern] (similar to Sewing 201     course)
  • Drape Foundation Skirt and Bodice
  • Flat-Pattern Draft Foundation Skirt
  • Sew Mock-up Foundation Skirt and Shift Dress
  • FINAL  PROJECT:  Fashion Garment (out of Fashion Fabric) [Skirt or Dress]

Students Responsibility

  • Pencils, Paper, Double Stick Tape
  • Bristol Board
  • Choice of Coloring Medium (Colored Pencils, Markers, Watercolors, Gouache, etc.
  • Sewing Kit

    • Scissors (both Paper and Fabric)
    • Pins and Holder
    • Hand Sewing Needles, Needle Threader, Thimble, and Seam Ripper
    • Measuring Tape, Tailor’s Chalk, Tracing Wheel and Paper
    • Fashion Fabric (For Final Project) and any Closures or Embellishments
  • Pattern-Drafting Kit
  • French Curve Ruler
  • Hip Curve Ruler
  • Vary-Form (Waist) Ruler
  • Clear Grid Straight Edge
  • T-Square or L- Ruler
  • Fashion Fabric (for Final Project)
  • mbellishments
  • losures

*We have a small selection of fabric at Stitch Factory.  Students of Stitch Factory will receive discounts at certain local fabric stores as well.  Instructor will provide guidance on fabric selection. 


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