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This Course is about using the techniques of pattern making, (also known as pattern drafting), in fashion design, to create patterns that will then be used to cut fabric and ultimately be sewn into garments. Methods and techniques are demonstrated in a clear and simple visual so that anyone interested in learning about fashion design can, and will learn the foundational principles of fashion design. New terminology is clearly explained and applied to the subject matter.

As a fashion designer, Pattern Making is essential in learning how garments are created and put together. A good fashion designer must learn Pattern Making in order to really understand the construction of his/her designs.

VIDEOS + DEMOS: In this course you will learn:

  • Basic Principles of pattern-making such as Dart Manipulation and Added Fullness.  
  • You will learn techniques such as Pivoting and Slash-and-Spread.  
  • New terminology such as Slopers and Blocks and Darts, Pleats, Tucks, Yokes, Princess Seams, Shirring, Apex, Notches, Seam Allowance.
  • Where patterns come from: draping muslin bodice on dress form.
  • Drafting Princess Seams.
  • Drafting an A-Line skirt.
  • Drafting Skirt Yokes and adding fullness to skirt.
  • Grainlines and Pattern Labeling.
  • Trueing Darts.
  • Tools necessary for drafting patterns.

Fashion Designing Nino Via

Hi, I’m Nino Via, I'm your instructor.

My passion is to inspire and empower you to live the best version of yourself. Using fashion as a vehicle to educate, and support you in creating and developing a thriving brand. 

From concept to completion: From Vision Board to Pattern Drafting, to Tech Packs, to Social Media -- all essential elements for success.

Select a pricing plan and sign up


Basic Edition

Buy Now ~ for All 8 Lecture Classes

Pay it once and that's it. Watch the videos as many times as you want. This is NOT a Live Course.


Basic PLUS

The Course, PLUS a 1-Hour Personal Consultation.

1-hour personal consultation to address any topics and concerns.

NOTE: After you enroll, please email me so we can schedule your 1-Hour Consultation. My email: [email protected]

Thank you!


VIP Edition

One-on-One Tutorial/Coaching

Course, plus EIGHT (8) Hours of personal tutorial and consulting.

Fashion Designing Online
Sketching for Fashion Design

Learn how the Pro's do it.

Fashion Designing Online
Pattern making - PART 2

Take your Drafting skills to the next level.

Fashion Draping Online
Draping for Fashion Designing

Learn the art of draping - very inspiring!