Capsule wardrobe: sewing & fashion design course for beginners



This bundle course is a perfect introduction to Fashion design. You will learn how to make simple patterns based on your own personal measurements, which means that EVERYBODY will make garments for their size! Once purchased, the course is available for life - we don't put any time restrictions, as we understand that everyone is learning in their own pace. All the videos can be watched as many times as needed.

What is a capsule wardrobe? In this online sewing course, you will learn how to design and sew your own t-shirts, dresses, jumpers, hoodies and trousers (anything you see in the pictures here).

FREE bonus: Sewing machine crash course (worth £20) included!

The aim of the course is to give you an understanding of how patterns are made, how they can be adjusted and played around. I will show you how to make garments step by step, but it is on you to get creative and experiment!

READYMADE PATTERNS ARE NOT INCLUDED: the goal of the course is to teach you the basic principles of making your own patterns! Once you learn this, you'll realise that you don't need ready-made patterns.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send me a message first. There are no refunds after you have taken the course.

If you'd like to purchase a single module only (£45), please check our "Learn to sew" short courses.

What's included in the price?

50 online videos - watch it at any time.

The contents of the Capsule wardrobe course:

Welcome to the course
Measurements (tops)
Measurements (trousers)

1. Understanding Top pattern
2. Altering patterns
3. Jersey neckline
4. Cotton neckline part 1
5. Cotton neckline part 2
6. T-shirt pattern
7. Making a jersey t-shirt, part1
8. Making a jersey t-shirt, part 2
9. Cotton top, part 1
10. Cotton top, part 2

11. Jumper pattern
12. Turtle neck
13. Making Jumper pattern
14. Tracing pattern on the fabric
15. Jumper pattern cutting
16. Putting the jumper together
17. Jumper finishing off

18. Dress pattern
19. Neckline shapes
20. Ruffles
21. Dress ideas
22. Making t-shirt dress pattern
23. Cutting t-shirt dress pattern
24. V-neck jersey dress
25. T-shirt dress finishing
26. Double-coloured dress. Part 1
27. Double-coloured dress. Part 2

28. Hood pattern
29. Making a hood
30. Hoody dress pattern
31. Hoody dress materials
32. Tracing pattern on the fabric
33. Double-sided hood
34. Finishing off the hood
35. Sleeves
36. Hoody dress finishing off
37. A Hoody

38. How to make a pattern
39. Trousers pattern
40. Cutting fabric details
41. Pockets
42. Putting trousers together
43. Making a belt
44. Bottom hemlines
45. Wide trousers

2 booklets - one for web, one for print. All the information from the courses summed up in beautiful graphics. If you need to come back to something, you don't need to scroll the videos - just flip a page :)

What you will need

Sewing machine, fabrics of your choice, iron, measuring tape, tracing paper or a4 paper & tape, pencil, tailor's chalk or marker, pins & needles.


Elizaveta Bennett at Studio Arkdefo LLP

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


7 hours

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The course teaches mainly how to draft your own patterns instead of buying shop bought patterns, just working with what you have around at home. I absolutely love the concept! I’ve never drafted my own patterns really before, I did one course when I was a teenager but apart from that I’ve never done that. And it’s really really easy! I really loved the course, completely took the fear out of pattern drafting for me!

Response from Studio Arkdefo LLP:

Thank you so much for this! This is exactly what we are working so hard on - to demystify the patternmaking! So happy you enjoyed the course!

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