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Fashion Design and Dressmaking Diploma Course

10 Modules

  • Certified Course
  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What You Will Learn

This course will give you a complete understanding of fashion design and dressmaking. You will be guided through the history and principles of the subject, the formulation and presentation of ideas, the design process, understanding the materials and tools you’ll work with, and creating your own garments.

To gain an enhanced appreciation of fashion you will learn where it’s been and how it has evolved into what it is today. You’ll look at how changes in social landscape and economics have necessitated development within the fashion industry. You’ll learn the skills...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: The Fashion Industry
  • Part 1: The Evolution of Fashion Design Over Time
  • Part 2: Entering the Industry – Opportunities for All
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: The Role of Aesthetics in Fashion Design
  • Part 1: Importance of Aesthetics
  • Part 2: Principles of Aesthetics
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Elements of Fashion Design
  • Part 1: Elements of Fashion Design
  • Part 2: Texture
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Presenting Fashion Design Ideas
  • Part 1: Drawing Manually
  • Part 2: Tips for Effective Drawing
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: The Process of Fashion Design
  • Part 1: Predicting Fashion Trends
  • Part 2: Designing a collection
  • Part 3: Designing a Single Garment
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: The Basics of Dressmaking
  • Part 1: Principles Governing Dressmaking
  • Part 2: Selecting Material
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Tools required for dressmaking
  • Part 1: The Basic Sewing Kit
  • Part 2: Basic equipment needed
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Preparing the Fabric
  • Part 1: Types of Fabrics
  • Part 2: Other Materials Required
  • Part 3: Marking the Fabric
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Sewing
  • Part 1: Sewing Manually
  • Part 2: Sewing with a Machine
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Classic Designs for Common Garments
  • Part 1: Dresses
  • Part 2: Skirts
  • Part 3: Tops
  • Part 4: Pants
  • Part 5: Jackets
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment
Dressmaker at a sewing machine

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

If you’re interested in pursuing a career or further education in fashion design and garment creation, are a hobbyist who would like to add more flair to your work or you love fashion but lack the technical knowledge to create garments, this course will fill in the missing pieces.

With an even split between design theory and practical know-how, this course provides the knowledge required to construct garments and aims to help you to think creatively about fashion, so that you may design pieces from your own inspirations.


The Fashion Design and Dressmaking Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home, you also receive your own tutor for full tutor support when completing the course. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence.

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