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The demand for skilled pattern makers and sewers has reached unprecedented heights in today's ever-evolving fashion landscape. From small-scale personal projects to large-scale industry productions, these foundational skills are the bedrock of success for any aspiring designer/home sewer.

In recognition of this growing demand and the crucial role these skills play in shaping the future of fashion, we are proud to introduce our comprehensive 6-month course in garment construction and pattern making. Meticulously crafted and thoughtfully designed, this course equips you with the essential tools and techniques needed to not just survive but thrive in the dynamic world of fashion.

Throughout the course, you'll delve deep into the intricacies of garment construction and pattern making, gaining invaluable insights and hands-on experience under the guidance of industry experts. From mastering the art of taking precise body measurements to drafting intricate patterns for a diverse range of garments, every aspect of the curriculum is carefully curated to provide you with a comprehensive skill set that transcends boundaries.

But our commitment continues beyond there. We understand that fashion industry success requires more than technical proficiency. That's why our course goes beyond the basics, empowering you with the creative vision, innovation, and adaptability needed to thrive in today's fast-paced fashion landscape.

Whether you're dreaming of launching your own fashion line, working for a renowned design house, or carving out your niche as a freelance designer, our course provides the skills you need to turn your dreams into reality. So, if you're ready to take the first step towards a rewarding career in fashion, look no further than our garment construction and pattern-making course. It's time to unlock your full potential and embark on a journey towards success in the fashion industry.


This 6-month course was created to address the industry's need for professionals with solid pattern making. The course is geared toward fashion/technical designers and other apparel industry personnel responsible for production and pattern development nationally and internationally. During the course, students will learn,

How to take dress form/ body measurements

How to draft all body slopers/ block/templates from specifications (tops, skirts, dresses, pants, etc.)

How to develop patterns into advanced styles from the slopers/ block/ templates using the three pattern-making principles to create any design

How to finish and make production patterns

During the Garmen Construction sections, students will learn how to construct 20+ garments, from tops, dresses, skirts, pants, coats, gowns, and more, applying top industry techniques. During this course, students will learn:

How to use industrial sewing machines.

How to lay out fabrics and different cutting techniques.

How to sew and finish a garment at a high industry standard.

How to work with varying weights of fabric and textures - problem-solving.

Experiment sewing with different types of fabrics.

How to sew a garment with lining.

The techniques taught in this course give students the tools and knowledge to draft any pattern and make any garment and the ability to work for any women's fashion apparel company.


You are serious about building strong knowledge in Patternmaking and Garment Construction.

You have the time, money, and energy to invest 6 months with us to prepare you and give you knowledge.

You are disciplined, focused, and persistent.

You want to work as a skilled pattern maker or sample maker.

You want to alter/ re-design garments.

You want to show/ sell your designs on the major cities' runway shows with us or by yourself.

You want to get inspired, connect and network with manufacturers, sample rooms, technical designers, and fashion industry professionals in general.


Crucial knowledge on how to draft pattern for woven fabrics, including pattern making tools and vocabulary

How to create all pattern making slopers/ blocks/ master patterns using standard sizes

How to take body measurements.

The 3 pattern making principles and how to apply them to any piece you design or copy.

How to draft patterns of dresses, skirt, top, pants, blouse and more.

How to create lining patterns for garment.

Bias cut garments

How to sew using the best sewing techniques to make fine garments.

How to clean the garments inside using the different seam finishes

How to make garment with lining

How to make a bustier with boning

At the end of this course, students will walk out with a complete set of slopers and over 20 samples of garment made, and they can use as reference for making their own designs


Over 200 hours on video tutorials to accelerate and help your learning process

Who we are…

The Fashion Institute of Florida was founded in 2016 upon the belief that quality fashion design education should be available to all students who want to learn the art and craft of fashion design. We teach complete fashion and apparel design programs in addition to short fashion courses in swimwear, sewing, pattern-making, fashion illustration, fashion business, fashion trends, and many more courses.

We take pride in teaching with love and patience to ensure all students can learn in our small class environment.

At The Fashion Institute of Florida, our mission is to empower aspiring designers and entrepreneurs. We are committed to providing the essential tools, resources, strategies, and mentorship necessary to create thriving and impactful clothing brands.

FIF is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (License # 6337), Florida Department of Education.

Google reviews :

Nicola Grayling

What fantastic fashion school for those that want to either improve what they already know or start from the bottom up. I started back here a year ago with an idea that I just wanted my homemade clothes to have a more professional look - I have sewn on and off since I was a kid. I started right at the being with Sewing for Beginners. I learnt so much and enjoyed the class with the teachers and other students. I then went on to Garment Construction, Pattern Cutting and Swimsuit Design. Every class just gets better and better. I included a small selection of the items I have sewn. 

Kristy Raymond

When I first started looking for schools to strengthen my fashion skills, I never thought that I would find a school that would really give me the in-depth teachings that I was looking for. The Fashion Institute of South Florida has contributed greatly to moving towards my dreams of becoming a fashion designer. When I first began, I could barely set up a sewing machine. Now I am able to set it up in seconds. I started sewing with little samples to more extensive garments such as pants and jackets, something I never thought I was capable of doing all by myself. I've taken almost every course that this institute has to offer and was not disappointed in the slightest. The teachers are amazing and care for the students, which I greatly appreciated. Recently, I've been accepted to The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC where I will be studying fashion design. This institute gave me the insight and knowledge that I needed in order to create a successful portfolio that got me one step closer to my dreams. I extremely grateful to everyone at The Fashion Institute of South Florida. 

  Keira G  

Fashion Institute classes have been such an amazing experience! I am finally pursuing my passion at convenient weekend and night classes so I can still work while in school. The classes are very affordable, and the small class sizes are perfect for learning. The teachers are SUPER helpful; they answer all questions and provide 1-on-1 attention to ensure you fully understand the concepts being taught. 
If you have a passion for fashion, this is an incredible opportunity to take advantage of and make your dream a reality! 

Financial Investment:

$5,000.00. plus $345.00 in books and kits due at registration

$500.00 down payment to save your spot

Use the link below to apply for private funding to finance $4500.00

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