Sketching for Fashion Design -- Beginner Course
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Sketching for Fashion Design -- Beginner Course

Learn how to sketch your fashion ideas. A step-by-step course on how professionals do it.
4.4 (391 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,620 students enrolled
Created by Nino Via
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will learn how to sketch a "9-heads croqui".
  • They will learn movement of the body, balance, plumb line.
  • They will learn pencil techniques in order to create shirring/gathers, and shading, and the use of color pencils.
  • They will learn about a fashion diary/journal, as a source of inspiration in order to be a great designer.
  • No course requirements or prerequisites.

This Fashion Sketching Course (7-videos-modules) is for beginners: young and old, with an interest and passion for designing fashion.  In this Course you will learn how the body moves, body movement, and  balancing the body using the Plumb Line.  You will learn the industry standard "9-Heads Croqui".  We start with a simple exercise with a pencil and learn how to achieve different "shading" effects depending on how you are holding the pencil.  You will also look at inspiration as a way to influence sketching: fashion inspiration, using a "fashion diary and/or journal" - creating a "pool" from which to draw ideas from will definitely affect your ability to draw new fashion designs. You will learn garment closure: difference between womenswear and menswear button closure.

In this Course students will learn:

  • How to draw a "9-Head Croqui"

  • How to use a Croqui as a template to start sketching fashion ideas.

  • Body movement and creating an "S" shaped silhouette.

  • Balancing the body and use of the Plumb Line.

  • Pencil techniques to create "shirring/gathers", and shading, and coloring.

  • Creating a "fashion diary-journal" to use as source of inspiration to influence ideas for designing.

  • Differentiate garment closure between men's wear and women's wear

  • Create your own style.

  • And some inspiring words of wisdom...

Sketching ideas swirling in your mind onto paper is the first step in developing a fashion portfolio and a fashion collection/line.  Being able to share ideas that can eventually be translated into an actual garment is so important. 

Your seamstress and/or pattern-maker have to be able to look at your sketches and understand what you're communicating. The sketch will eventually become the garment thus needs to be accurate and clear.

You will learn how to create a "fashion journal" which will help you develop your own unique style as a fashion designer. Knowing what you like (and don't like) empowers your designing abilities and will support you in developing your unique "voice".

Learning how to sketch fashion designs, and the practice of it, will give you confidence and certainty; it will boost your morale, and the ability to communicate your ideas.

Who this course is for:
  • Students can be as young as Junior High School to more mature person who is interested in learning how to sketch for fashion designing
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 32:03
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:16

Overview of the Course. An introduction of the "9-Head Croqui".

Preview 02:16
+ Lecture 2
1 lecture 06:44

Learning how to draw a croqui.

Preview 06:44
+ Section 3
1 lecture 04:12

How the body "moves" and the use of plumb line.

Preview 04:12
+ Lesson 4
1 lecture 04:47

Using a Croqui as a template to sketching.

Using Croqui as template.
+ Lesson 5
1 lecture 05:13

Different ways of using a pencil.  Learning how to draw shirring/gathers.  Learning shading.

Pencil techniques. Shirring and Shading.
+ Lesson 6
1 lecture 06:10

The use of a Fashion Diary/Journal as source of inspiration. Things to remember while sketching. Menswear vs Womenswear. Using color.

Creating a Fashion Journal as a source of inspiration.
+ Lesson 7
1 lecture 02:41

What inspires you...

Inspiration. Summary. Conclusion.