Dressmaking and Design

Career Outlook

Your New Career
You can work for a tailor, dress shop, fashion designer, or make money in your own business, designing, repairing, and altering clothing in your own home. The opportunities are plentiful; whichever you choose, you'll have the skills for the job.

  • Earn your Career Diploma at home in as little as seven months by studying just an hour a day for your new career.
  • Start your own business. Work part-time from home, or open a full-time Dressmaking shop of your own.

Your New Skills
You'll learn every important part of being a Dressmaker.

  • The basics. The sewing machine, basic dressmaking processes, fibers and fabrics.
  • Design techniques. Line and design in fashion, embroidery, and garment decoration.
  • Designing by draping. Using and customizing a dress form, creating original clothing designs.
  • Alterations and fitting. Altering and fitting necklines, armholes, sleeves, waistlines, and more.
  • Decorative features. Applying ruffles, tassels, beading, and custom fasteners.