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Self-Paced Fashion Design: Learn to Design Clothing Like a Fashion Designer!

Hetty East
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
In this self-paced class, students will learn to do fashion design taking inspiration from a theme - Just like a fashion designer!

Class experience

Beginner - Intermediate Level
6 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Fashion Design Basics
-Students will learn how to use a body template to draw clothing onto a person. -Students will draw from an image to learn how to make the clothes look realistic.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Drawing Techniques
-Students will learn more in-depth about shading and using tone to draw fabric. -Students will learn about fabric drape and how to draw it. -Students will learn about using tone to show shadows and creases in the fabric. -Students will learn about drawing different types of fabric or fabric textures.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Creating a "Theme" Moodboard
-Students will learn how fashion designers use themes as inspiration to design their collections. -Students will decide on their own theme and create an inspirational moodboard -They will use this to help with drawing their designs next week. -This is made on either Powerpoint/Google slides/keynotes/pages
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Start to Design Your Fashion Collecting
-Students will start to draw their fashion collections and then learn how to develop their design ideas. -We will look at types of garments they can draw and start with designing the garment shapes.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Developing Your Designs
-Students will continue designing their fashion collections. -Learning how to incorporate inspiration from their chosen theme. -Aiming to have 4-6 fashion designs completed by the end of the course.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Creating Final Designs and Presenting Work
-Students will work on a creative background to mount their fashion designs - related to their theme. -Students will finish off any incomplete designs and present them on their design board.
By the end of the course, students should be confident in their fashion drawing skills, be able to research a theme and take inspiration from it and design a fashion collection, using a design process similar to a fashion designer.
Homework Offered
Sometimes students may wish to finish tasks set in the lesson so that they are ready for the next lesson.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Paper ( not too thick -printer paper is great)
Body template ( Provided as PDF to print)
Watercolour pencils OR Watercolour paint
Paintbrush/ water pot.
Fineliner - waterproof if possible ( if not that's ok will just need to let the paint dry before using)
Colouring pencils
Paper scissors
Be able to print in colour
Powerpoint/Pages/google slides - to create moodboards.
Hairdryer - if you have a non-waterproof fineliner this can speed up the drying process!
Thick card/poster board A3/A2 (UK)  11.0 x 17.0in/17.0 x 11.0in (USA) -white/cream/black ( this is for presenting your designs at the end of the 6 weeks - If you have lots of designs then go for the bigger size)
-You could also present your design in a sketchbook over a double page.
When making the moodboard we will use google image search or students can use Pinterest if they wish to search for inspiration.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
Hello, my name is Hetty and I am a teacher living in the Cotswolds, picturesque countryside in the United Kingdom. 

I am a fully qualified secondary school teacher of sewing, art and photography, I have been teaching 11 to 18 year olds in person... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $75 for all content
6 pre-recorded lessons
6 weeks of teacher support
Choose your start date
1 year of access to the content

Completed by 6 learners
Ages: 13-18

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