Youth Fashion Design Program

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Fashion Design Classes for Teens 13 and up – Fall Term Registration

Developed with the budding fashion designer in mind, this course teaches students to sketch, design and construct their own mini collection. Throughout this course, students will use their pre-existing sewing knowledge to take on fashion/technical illustration, pattern drafting and modification, and, of course, garment construction.

This course was developed for advanced students who excel at independent, creative thinking, and need little guidance in creating basic garment.

Students of La Movida Sewing & Design Studio participates in our in-studio Fashion Photoshoots working with hair and makeup artists and a professional photographer.

Fabric cost NOT included. For convenience, students can purchase fabric from us at 20% off the retail price. Students are also welcome to bring their own fabric.

Program Information - Fall Term Registration Coming Soon!

  • Course Description
    • Fashion Design Program suitable for teens ages 13+
    • Custom designs by students (design, measure, cut, and sew designs of the student’s choosing)
    • Garments will be constructed based on personal measurements
    • Learn about fashion illustration, creating technical flats, and building mood boards
    • Students can choose from our curated selection of fabric or bring their own fabric that best express their personal style
    • Discover new sewing techniques related to different types of garments
    • Practice patience and learn how to problem solve
    • Small class size allows students to work in groups, but also 1-on-1 with their instructor in a safe and relaxed atmosphere where they are free to express their own style through fashion
    • 1 class per week (1.5 hour classes)
    • Industry-trained instructors
    • For students 13+
    • Prerequisite: 1 year of La Movida classes or equivalent sewing skills
  • Course Outline

    Skills & Techniques

    • Fashion illustration
    • Technical flats
    • Mood boards
    • Learn new sewing and construction skills based on garment design


    Class 1: Fashion illustration, fabric selection, design sheets, technical flats

    Class 2 & 3: Continue with design process. Fabric and pattern layout, cutting techniques.

    Class 4 – Last Class: Sewing and Construction

  • More Info
    • Fabric costs are NOT included and the average cost is $40-60. For convenience, students can purchase fabric from us at 20% off the retail price. Students are also welcome to bring their own fabric as long as it’s suitable for the project.
    • Make-up classes are $15 per class (based on availability)
    • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee

Class Pricing

Class Registration

Fashion Illustration Program Information - Coming in Fall 2024!

  • Course Description

    Budding fashion designers can hone in their fashion illustration skills, one of the most important skill to becoming a fashion designer. Students will learn about body proportions, fabric rendering, drawing various clothing shapes and styles, working with professional illustration tools, and much more.

    Students will have access to our large library of resources, such as take home worksheets for students to practice outside of class and improve their skills.

    No drawing experience required!

    Note: Returning students will learn more extensive and advanced skills.

  • Course Outline

    Class 1: Working with a Fashion Croquis – Go over the fundamentals of illustration

    Class 2: Body Proportion – Learn about drawing human proportions and how to fashion illustrations play with proportions 

    Class 3: Head Shape – Learn about the basic head shape and the ratio of facial proportions

    Class 4: Facial Features – Learn and practice drawing facial features. 

    Class 5: Hair – How to implement hair into an illustration. Learn about different hair shapes and styles

    Class 6: Hands – Learn the proportions of a hand and ways of simplifying a hand in an illustration

    Class 7: Clothes – Learn about shapes and styles of clothing and how to draw them onto a croquis

    Class 8: Fabric Rendering – Learn about various fabric prints and textures and how to draw them

    Class 9: Illustration Tools – Learn how to work with markers, and other colouring supplies

    Class 10: Fashion Drawing – Gain confidence in adding clothing and other details to a croquis to create a fashion drawing

  • More Info
    • Weekly classes (1.5 hour per class)
    • We recommend students enroll in consecutive classes (full program) to ensure success in learning how to draw, but students do have the option to enroll only in the class(es) that cover their area of interest
    • All supplies included
    • No drawing experience required
    • Returning students will learn more extensive and advanced skills.
    • Industry-trained instructors
    • Classes suitable for students 8+
    • New Students are subject to a one-time $5 registration fee
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