5 Tricks to Learn Fashion Design for Beginners

Looking for clothes according to your style and color preference can be quite difficult at times. That is one of the reasons why some prefer to make their clothes or have a tailor to create their vision. While it does come with its perks, going to the tailors can be hit-or-miss. This time, we’re looking at how you can start designing your clothes. Imagine being able to design something that suits you and fits your figure perfectly. Wouldn’t that bring more joy? Even more so if it can grow into a business that other people can enjoy as well. Here are our 5 tricks that you can do to start learning fashion design.

1. Set 30 minutes daily to learn how to illustrate


Illustration skills are key to making your design vision into reality. The very first step to learning how to design garments is learning how to illustrate your ideas. Simply set aside 30 minutes every day to learn how to properly illustrate clothes can make a difference in your fashion design pursuits. There are plenty of resources to learn how to draw, whether it’s from online media such as YouTube or books. It is important to visualize how a piece of clothing would look when worn as this will impact the pattern, sewing techniques, and types of fabric to use. Don’t forget to add color to your sketches, whether digitally or manually.

2. Research about past and current design references


A great designer should know the fashion of ages past as well as current references. Fashion changes with cultural epoch. It reflects the lifestyles of the time as well as what was deemed suitable according to the changing tastes throughout history. The world of fashion design is vast and can teach you more than just the clothes themselves. When you enrich yourself with references, you will be able to forecast trends and as a result, design better clothes as well.

3. Learn how to sew and pattern-making


Even if you don’t end up producing your garments by hand, you must learn how to sew and also pattern-making. With learning how to sew, you will learn the boundaries of what clothes can become as well as exploring new techniques to achieve different cuts. You can start with simpler patterns and work up to more complex ones then alter as necessary.

4. Research trends


Learning which is the right fabric to use is incredibly important. No matter how good the design or stitching is, using the wrong fabric can reduce the beauty of the garment piece. Different fabrics behave differently. Some also hold stitching better than others and are more delicate. Learning the different kinds of fabric will allow you to create designs that highlight the advantages of each fabric and therefore making something even more beautiful.

5. Learn your fabrics


Learning which is the right fabric to use is incredibly important. No matter how good the design or stitching is, using the wrong fabric can reduce the beauty of the garment piece. Different fabrics behave differently. Some also hold stitching better than others and are more delicate. Learning the different kinds of fabric will allow you to create designs that highlight each fabrics advantages and therefore making something even more beautiful.

Other than the 5 tricks mentioned above, you can also design using computers now! Become a well-rounded designer by being able to use any media to bring your designs to life. So, are you ready with your design ideas?


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