Certificate in Fashion Design & Dressmaking

Certificate in Fashion Design & Dressmaking

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Online & Correspondence
500 Hours

Unlock your creativity with Learning Cloud's Fashion Design & Dressmaking Courses. Ideal for beginners and aspiring designers, our courses cover essential sewing techniques, fabric selection, and garment construction. Learn from expert tutors at your own pace, on any device and gain certification.

Are you addicted to Sewing, Dressmaking or Fashion Design?  Are you looking for a short course or perhaps something more advanced? Regardless of your needs, the passionate team at Learning Cloud has got you covered but be warned!  


Do you regularly buy magazines, collect fabrics and own a sewing box?  Do you refuse to lend your scissors to your partner or your children?  If so you might be showing the signs of a typical Learning Cloud student. 

15 reasons why people enrol with Learning Cloud!  Do you suffer from any of these 15 symtoms?

  1. You are either sewing, or planning when you will sew next. 
  2. You are seriously considering getting a sewing tattoo, or wish you were seriously considering getting a sewing tattoo.
  3. You get grumpy if you haven’t sewn for a few days.
  4. You are easily influenced by Big Fabric Store marketing techniques, especially when they include the words “clearance” or “70% off”, even more so if used together. Yes, dear, I did go fabric shopping two days ago. But the clearance bin is marked 50% off today. How could I NOT go?
  5. After many years of telling your partner how offensive it would be to receive a household appliance as a gift, you put a new industrial strength iron high on your Christmas wish list.
  6. You have more boxes of fabric scraps than a normal person has boxes of fabric.
  7. You have a Pinterest board dedicated to sewing room decorating ideas.
  8. You dislike beautiful weather, because it means you will take your kids outside to play instead of staying inside and sewing. One of these days, my machine is going to come outside with us.
  9. You find fabric scraps or wads of string around the house.
  10. The ladies at the cutting counter know your name, and the names of all your children.
  11. You spent considerable effort collecting a quirky group of sewing addiction enabling folks, even tracking them down on the web.
  12. You have a sewing blog and you post to it three times in a week. 
  13.  You post photos of your latest creations on Facebook and regularly check for likes and when you receive one you feel good.
  14. You own a large collection of magazines that you will never part with.
  15. You work around the clock like a madman and you not getting paid.

Does this sound like you?  if so, you’ll be joining one of the worlds largest industries, fashion offers many career opportunities, and with the guidance of our experienced tutors, you can turn your love of fabric and style into a wonderful new career, profitable hobby or rewarding interest. Learning Clouds Fashion Design & Dressmaking course will teach you about colours and fabrics, and how to produce professional-looking sketches and patterns. We also cover all aspects of making a garment from start to finish, show you how to communicate your ideas, along with tips for working in the industry. Plus, as your course is delivered by correspondence, there are no timetables to adhere to so your study can fit around your current lifestyle. 

Key areas of learning - Fashion Design & Dressmaking 

  • Fashion Awareness I (The Big Picture)
  • Patterns
  • Fibres and tools
  • Layouts and seams
  • Linings, facings, collars, cuff and pockets
  • Zippers, buttonholes, sleeves and hems
  • Toiles, machine stitches, yokes, vents and stretch sewing
  • Fashion Awareness II (Your Personal Style)
  • Fashion drawings and designing
  • How to run your own fashion design or dressmaking business

Fashion awareness; skill requirements; the big picture; the individual; clothing ranges – budget, middle-of-the-road and expensive; seasonal and personal colours; colour groups; patterns; textures; style and seam lines; figure analysis; measuring the body; glossary; templates for clothing design; body measurement sheets.

Original pattern blocks; trace patterns; commercial patterns; misses/women’s measurement sheet; pattern envelope; inside the envelope; numbered pattern pieces; cutting layouts; sewing instructions; selecting fabric; layout instructions; reading the pattern; cutting and stitching lines; notches and darts; pleats; gathering lines and buttonholes; choosing your pattern size; basic alterations; fabric preparation; grainline gauge; commercial patterns.

Natural and man-made fibres; fashion fabrics; woven constructions – plain weave, weft and warp threads and bias; knit fabrics; modern developments in fabrics; special fabrics; essential tools; tools for marking; essential equipment; selecting a sewing machine; types of sewing machines; 4 main stitch formations; sewing machine features and parts; maintenance; overlocker; additional tools and equipment; storage.

Tips for cutting fabrics; marking-up; tools; stitched markings; hand basting; shaping and controlling fullness, darts; gathers and ruffles; tiers; seams – open, French, layered, welt and princess-style; seam finishing techniques – zigzag and serpentine stitch, clean finish and bound.

Lining; underlining; interfacing; fusible interfacing; options; facings; understitching; extended and bias facings; necklines; collars – flat, one-piece, mandarin and Peter Pan; cuffs and openings; continuous band and straight cuffs; sleeve openings for cuffs; pockets – unlined patch, lined and pocket bag in a seam.

Hand-sewing stitches – basting, running, backstitch, overcast and slipstitch; closures and fastenings; zippers; buttonholes and buttons; sleeves; sleeve styles; waistbands; pull-on and fitted; hems – lean-finished, double-stitched, zigzag and tailor’s; constructing a shirt.

Fitting a toile; fabric layout; cutting guidelines; fusible interfacings; basic machine stitches – straight, backstitch, basting, blind hemming, ease stitching, topstitch, edge stitch, elastic stitching, gathering, satin, stay, under-stitch, zigzag and triple-straight stitch; speciality overlock stitches; selecting a stitch type, length and width; yokes; vents; stretch sewing; overlocking; attaching ribbing and lace.

Pleats; wardrobe and lifestyle; flatter your figure; basic body shapes and what to wear; hairstyles; make-up; planning a wardrobe; foundation and basic wardrobe; timeless classics; fashion updates; adapting old clothes; accessories.

Introduction to fashion drawing; working from a template; presentation; drawing mediums – ink, graphite, coloured pencils, marker pens, watercolour and crayons; how designers work; different areas of design – haute couture, designer label, ready-to-wear and mass market; history of design; designing a collection; themes; Australian and New Zealand designers; producing a collection; my designs in the marketplace.

Work experience; sample letters for work experience and designs; working with customers; the workroom; quotations; style details; stationery; measuring the client; fittings and alterations; deposit; making payments; packaging; garment storage; filing systems; advertising; the Internet; operating capital; record keeping; paying bills; petty cash; taxes; insurance; terms and conditions; financial records; types of business operations.

For more information about our Dressmaking and Fashion Design course, just request your free course information pack.

Lesson Structure

Fashion Design Course

Are you passionate about fashion? Do you find yourself collecting fabrics, devouring fashion magazines, and curating your own style? If so, Learning Cloud's Fashion Design & Dressmaking course is tailored just for you. This comprehensive program is perfect for both beginners and experienced individuals looking to refine their skills in fashion design and dressmaking. Explore the extensive world of fashion and transform your passion into a rewarding career or hobby.

How Can Your Fashion Design & Dressmaking Course Help Me?

Our fashion design & dressmaking course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the fashion industry. Dive into the world of style and design and focus on developing your skills and creativity. This course will teach you everything from basic sewing techniques to advanced design concepts. You will learn how to create professional-looking sketches, develop patterns and produce high-quality garments.

Key Learning Areas:

  • Fashion Awareness: Understand the big picture of fashion, including seasonal and personal colours, patterns, textures, and style lines.

  • Patterns: Learn to create and alter original pattern blocks, read commercial patterns, and understand the intricacies of sewing instructions.

  • Fibres and Tools: Discover the properties of natural and man-made fibres, essential sewing tools, and modern developments in fabric technology.

  • Layouts and Seams: Master the art of fabric cutting, seam finishing techniques, and shaping garments.

  • Linings, Facings, Collars, Cuffs, and Pockets: Delve into the details that make garments professional and stylish.

  • Zippers, Buttonholes, Sleeves, and Hems: Gain expertise in closures, fastenings, and constructing various garment components.

  • Toiles, Machine Stitches, Yokes, Vents, and Stretch Sewing: Learn advanced sewing techniques and how to work with different fabrics.

  • Fashion Awareness II: Enhance your personal style and understand wardrobe planning.

  • Fashion Drawing and Designing: Develop your drawing skills and learn how to create a fashion collection.

Starting Your Own Business: Gain practical knowledge on how to run your own fashion design or dressmaking business.

Become a Dressmaker With Our Dressmaking Course

The Fashion Design & Dressmaking course guides you through every step of the dressmaking process, from selecting the perfect fabrics to drafting and altering patterns for a flawless fit. You'll learn essential sewing techniques, including hand and machine stitching, seam finishing, and incorporating linings and facings for a professional touch. The course also covers advanced skills such as creating complex collars, cuffs, and pockets, ensuring your garments are both stylish and functional. Whether you aspire to design bespoke dresses for clients or craft beautiful pieces for your own wardrobe, this course provides the comprehensive training needed to bring your fashion visions to life.

How is Your Fashion Designer & Dressmaking Course Structured

Our fashion designer course is structured to help you turn your creative ideas into reality. You will learn how to conceptualise designs, create detailed sketches and bring your creations to life. This course covers everything from initial design concepts to final garment production, ensuring you have the skills needed to succeed in the fashion industry. The whole course is 9 key modules that take approximately 500 hours to complete. It can be tailored around your schedule so that you can complete it when it best suits you.

Key Modules:

  1. Fashion Awareness: Develop an eye for design by understanding color groups, patterns, and textures.

  2. Patterns: Learn the intricacies of pattern making and alteration.

  3. Fibres and Tools: Understand different fabrics and the tools required for garment construction.

  4. Layouts and Seams: Master fabric layouts and various seam techniques.

  5. Linings and Facings: Perfect the finishing touches on your garments.

  6. Zippers and Buttonholes: Gain confidence in adding closures and fastenings.

  7. Machine Stitches and Stretch Sewing: Learn advanced stitching techniques.

  8. Fashion Drawing: Enhance your ability to sketch and present your designs

  9. Starting Your Own Business: Acquire the business skills needed to launch your fashion brand.

A Fashion Course That’s Completely Correspondence

At Learning Cloud, we understand that life can be busy. That's why our fashion courses are designed to be flexible, allowing you to study at your own pace and from the comfort of your home. Our fashion course provide you with all the materials and support you need to succeed, without the constraints of a traditional classroom setting.

Fashion Styling Course to Enhance Your Fashion Sense

In addition to learning how to design and sew garments, our fashion course will help you develop a keen sense of style. Learn how to put together outfits, understand fashion trends, and enhance your personal wardrobe. This course is perfect for those who want to work as a personal stylist, work as a designer for a brand or simply improve their own fashion sense by learning how clothes are made.

Validate Your Skills with a Fashion Certification

Upon completion of our fashion design course, you will receive a fashion design certificate. This certification validates your skills and knowledge, making you a more attractive candidate for fashion-related jobs. Whether you want to work for a fashion house, start your own brand, or simply create beautiful garments for yourself, our certificate will help you achieve your goals.

Start Your Fashion Journey Today

Are you ready to turn your passion for fashion into a fulfilling career? Enrol in Learning Cloud’s Fashion Design & Dressmaking course today and take the first step towards a brighter future. Our comprehensive course will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to succeed in the fashion industry. Whether you dream of becoming a fashion designer, starting your own business, or simply improving your sewing skills, our course is the perfect starting point. Join us and start creating your own stylish garments today!

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