stylecad for fashion design

StyleCAD is a fashion illustration and pattern making software program used by the fashion industry to computerise pattern making. The program is used to create and grade patterns, which involves adjusting the design to include all size ranges and finally make a marker, which is a layout of the pattern as it will be cut in fabric. Once a style is finalised, the graded pattern may be sent to an outside manufacturer to complete the garment.


Skill Level

Classes & Cost

11 weeks / 38.5 hours tuition / $825

Class times are flexible: you can choose from weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings.  Some Saturday classes are also available.

Mid-term enrolments are often possible. Please contact us and we'll do our best to fit you in.

For students enrolled in the professional program, longer classes or multiple courses, discounts may apply. 


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This class is open to everyone: home sewers, hobbyists and professionals. It's also available as part of the Professional Program or HSC Textiles Program.




stylecad for fashion design Course Details

The StyleCAD courses available at our Sydney college suit students who wish to enter the fashion illustration and design profession or are looking into starting their own business. During these courses, you'll be first taught the fundamentals of pattern making using both flat and draped manual pattern making techniques. Once you have a firm grounding, you may progress to learning to digitise, create, alter, grade and make markers for your patterns using StyleCAD.  The commercial StyleCAD software is priced competitively so as to be attractive and affordable for small-scale businesses.

What You'll Learn

Students in this course will learn to complete fashion illustration specifications for garments, digitise patterns, produce a block, alter patterns using StyleCAD tools, grade patterns and produce markers. StyleCAD uses internationally recognised file formats so that designs can be sent to overseas manufacturers.

More Information

Please feel free to email or call us on 02 9449 1450 and we'd be happy to provide more information or tailor a program for you.