Fashion Designing Course Syllabus – All You Need to Know

Fashion designing is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. It is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories. The Fashion Designing Course is a great way to learn about the latest fashion trends and how to design your own clothing.

This course will cover everything from the history of fashion to the latest trends. You will also learn about the different types of fabrics and how to choose the right fabrics for your clothing. The course syllabus covers the essential topics that you need to know in order to be a successful fashion designer. There are so many topics to cover and it can be difficult to know where to start. This article will give you an overview of the topics you need to know to become a successful fashion designer. All these topics are thoroughly covered under the diploma in fashion designing course, offered by Disha Fashion Institute. We'll cover everything from the basics of design to more advanced topics like patternmaking and draping. By the end of this post, you'll have a better understanding of what you need to know to succeed in fashion design.

The Fashion Designing Course Syllabus has been divided into two parts i.e. two semesters. 

  • First Semester - Textile Designing
  • Second/Last Semester - Fashion Designing and Garments Construction

First Semester - Textile Designing Syllabus

The first semester consists of the textile designing concepts. Textile design is an important aspect of fashion design. It can be used to add visual interest and texture to a garment. You'll learn about the different aspects of textile design and the skills you need to succeed in the Fashion Industry. Here will walk you through the syllabus for textile designing, and what you can expect to learn in each course. Starting from tie and dye to block printing, you will get hands on experience in this 6 months and will become master before you jump into garment consruction in the second semester.

Introduction to textiles and color theory

  • Introduction to Fashion Designing
  • Fashion Trends
  • History of Fashion Designing
  • Color theory in Fashion Design
  • Color Harmony in Fashion Design
  • What is Fibre 
  • Types of Fibre 
  • Fibre to Fabric
  • Types of Fabric
  • Characteristics of Fabric

Textile Drawing

  • Types of brushes and their uses
  • Basic use of different types of brushes
  • Textile Drawing

Textile Printing

  • Basic Fabric Painting
  • Vegetable Block Printing
  • Wooden Block Printing
  • How to do Tie and Dye
  • Different types of tie and dye based on folding, twisting, crumpling and pleating process
  • Turmeric tie and dye
  • Chemical tie and dye
  • Natural tie and dye
  • Step by step batik printing process
  • Stencil printing process
  • Eco printing with hammer
  • Screen printing
  • Digital printing, image transfer
  • Indian Traditional Textile Design

Ornamentation of Garments

  • Fabric manipulation
  • Applique work
  • Aari work
  • Bead work
  • Flower design

Second/Last Semester - Fashion Designing and Garments Construction

The second semester consists of Illustration, Body Measurement, computer aided designing, draping and garments construction. We will give you a quick overview of the syllabus which will help you to plan your studies and will also give you an idea of the topics that you will be covering. Designing clothes is not only about picking the right fabrics, but also about creating the perfect design for those fabrics. Fashion illustraion, body mesurement and garment construction is a vital part of fashion design, and it is important for students to understand the basics of this field.


  • Elementary sketching
  • Eight to twelve head theory
  • How to draw the fashion figure
  • To accurately represent fabrics and textures in illustration
  • To communicate garments information through illustration
  • Computer-aided designing.

Garment Construction

  • Introduction of Machinery Used for Stitching
  • Basic seam and seam allowance
  • Garment details - darts, pleats, gathers, tucks, plackets, facings etc
  • Types of collars
  • Types of sleeves
  • How to take body measurement
  • Body types
  • Women's size chart
  • Men's size chart
  • Kid's size chart
  • Measurement from a garment
  • Pattern making **

** If the candidate already has the knowledge on basic garments construction then the candidate will be trained according to diploma in dress designing. If the candidate does not have any garments construction knowledge then he/she will be trained according to the syllabus of diploma in sewing and designing. Please call to discuss the syllabus.

Pattern Making - Basic

  • Basic body block
  • Basic Trouser Block
  • Toddlers frock & Bloomer
  • Traditional Dresses for Kids
  • Two type frock (Plain/Balloon/Box plated or umbrella)
  • Skirt-Top
  • Different type of neck lines, waist lines, hemlines, collar, sleeves, cuffs, plackets and pockets
  • Simple Ladies Kurta
  • Salwar with belt
  • Churidar with belt
  • Different types of Salwar suits – 5 different patterns
  • Blouse 3 Types (Simple/Cross patti/ princes/ raglan sleeves /single & double Katori)
  • Designer Blouses – 4 patterns
  • Petticoat two type
  • Sari Making (with or Without Brooked)
  • Designer Sari Making – 2 patterns
  • Lehenga with Choli
  • Western Top – 2patterns
  • Palazzo Pant
  • Wrap Around Skirt
  • Basic Shirt Block (Gents)

Garment fitting, seam allowance, fabric requirement

Fit refers to how well a garment conforms to the three-dimensional human body. Good fit is crucial to one’s satisfaction. However, it is often easier to find clothes in right colours, prices and style that one likes than a well-fitted garment. The effect of a stunning design, gorgeous fabric and exquisite workmanship are destroyed if the finished garment doesn’t fit well to the intended wearer. The topic also explains dart manipulation and seam line grading (grading for enlargement of garment size).

Garments Renovation

The concept of re-styling and re-fashioning of garments


Draping is a critical skill for any fashion designer. It allows you to create unique garments that flatter the figure and showcase your personal style. In this course, we will teach you the basics and advance techniques of draping and how you can use it to create beautiful garments. 

Fashion Portfolio

As a fashion designer, your portfolio is your most important tool. It is your chance to showcase your work to potential clients, employers, and collaborators. Creating a strong portfolio can be a challenge, but it is worth the effort. We will help you to create your own portfolio. Our professional photographer and apparel designers will assist you. Though the Fashion Portfolio is optional and not included in the syllabus. This will have additional cost and subject to availability of the skilled professionals. Please connect with the teachers, if you are interested to make your portfolio at the end of the course.

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