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In this Course you will learn the techniques of pattern making, (a.k.a. pattern drafting), to create and manipulate 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.

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My courses are about learning how to be a great fashion designer; whether you are a beginner student or a professional fashion designer, learning skills and techniques in designing is an ongoing process: there’s always something new to learn, even if you know basic fashion design techniques, building on top of that is essential to expand your knowledge of the industry at large.

Nowadays learning fashion designing online is such an amazing opportunity: you can study fashion in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace, having full lifetime access. Save on the cost of hight tuition, instead learn by watching these high quality videos, which you can rewind and watch over and over again, on your own schedule, at affordable cost.

Learning fashion Sketching, and Fashion Draping and Pattern Making (Pattern Drafting) or if you want to explore The Business of Fashion, and learn the business side of fashion, or learning how to put a Fashion Collection together and learning the use of Fabrics and the Textile Industry, these Courses are an amazing opportunity to expand your knowledge, elevate you fashion skills, and add to your existing body of work.

Whether making clothes is a hobby of yours or a financial income generator, these courses empower you to build your confidence and make you a better designer. Regardless whether you are putting together your first fashion design portfolio, or build your fashion website, or learn how to market your fashion line, these courses give you the ability to accomplish all that especially because you will be saving on expensive tuition costs.