Pattern Academy

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Enrollement Now Closed - Next Session Fall 2020.

Would you like to learn how to make doll clothes from your own unique designs quickly and easily? If so, this course is for you!

[Special Note - Income Opportunity - We are currently recruiting for Design Specialists at Pixie Faire and successful completion of this course qualifies you to apply. These are competitive positions, with technical skills required. So, if you're looking for an opportunity to work on our team as a contractor, consider taking the course to gain the needed skills. As a Design Specialist, you get paid to create or modify designs for our brands. Learn more and if you're already qualified, apply here.] 

What You Get When You Join The Pattern Academy: The Pattern Academy is our in-depth training program that teaches you how to create patterns from your original design ideas. The course was created to take Design Academy students to the next level and show them how to go from design to pattern making. Students get full access to a private Facebook group for conversations, assistance, and camaraderie.

Updated Course Info Added In 2017 - Now a fixed part of the program!

New Format!

For this Fall 2019 session, we will be expanding the timeframe through the End of January 2020. The course is delivered to you through a PDF guidebook and then run through a private Facebook group using the "Units" structure.

This structure works great! It allows you to keep track of your progress and complete assignment and exercises as you have time and can fit it into your schedule. All of the video lessons are pre-recorded and available to download for offline viewing.

Participants have access to course content after the session is completed so a "study-at-your-own-pace" learning experience is available for the long term. Through 12 unique lessons, homework assignments, and teaching videos, you get a wonderful education on the topic of pattern drafting for doll clothes design. 

Feedback and support: Each week you can complete the coursework you'll learn a new skill or perspective. With frequent feedback and encouragement from the Liberty Jane / Pixie Faire Team, you'll be challenged to create fantastic patterns. 

Pattern Slopers: Class participants receive an expanded set of slopers for use as the basis for creating original patterns. Sloper set will include:

  • Upper Body, Pants, and Skirt

The slopers provided include the following doll types:

  • American Girl
  • Welliewishers
  • Ellowyne
  • Blythe
  • BFC Ink
  • Heart 4 Hearts
  • A Girl For All Time
  • Kidz N Cats
  • You will have access to all the sizes we offer!
  • You also receive instruction on how to make a custom size sloper!

About The Curriculum: Delivered primarily through instructional video packed with in-depth information. Video teaching will show hands-on instruction for each part of the pattern creation process. We will give you the skills and know-how to turn the basic sloper into almost any design your heart desires. Here are just a few of the awesome techniques you'll learn: how to make a gathered sleeve, how to create a princess seamed bodice or dress, how to add style lines, how to draft collars, how to create yokes, and lots more!


Cost: The program cost is $199.

Recommended Prerequisite: We feel it's crucial to fully understand the process of creating a good design plan before taking the next step into pattern creation, which is why we strongly suggest you take the Design Academy course before enrolling in the Pattern Academy. But this is just a recommendation, not a requirement. You can always purchase it at a later date if desired.

Money Back Guarantee: We know you’ll love the program, but if you’re unhappy with it for any reason, we are happy to provide a 100% money back refund – no questions asked. So there is absolutely no reason not to try the program.

Pixie Points: Be sure to enroll in our Pixie Perks program to receive Pixie Points on these purchases. For every $100 you spend you get a $15 coupon. 

Questions: We know you might have questions - we encourage you to read through the following FAQs and testimonials.

Q: Would this be appropriate for homeschool curriculum?
A: Yes, as long as the student has previously taken the Design Academy course.

Q: Is this based in Seattle, or is it done online?
A: It’s all completed online, so you can work in your jammies. :)

Q: Is this about creating patterns?
A: Yes - however - it is NOT about creating PDF documents that you can sell. It is ONLY focused on the pattern drafting process. 

Q: Do I need any additional software or special computer skills?
A: Adobe Reader or Preview (MAC) for 
PDF downloads is recommended. Class is taught on a forum website so basic computer knowledge is recommended. If using a PC, please view the site in Chrome (IE seems to have some issues)

Q: Do the lessons come via webinar, or online course somehow?
A: Chapter will be delivered primarily via video. Videos are pre-recorded and accessible at any time.

Q: Do I have to be a good seamstress?

A: No, but you do need to be at least a beginner. Basic sewing skills are recommended, but the best part of the community environment is that we can all learn from each other. So if you need help, or are struggling with a certain sewing technique, there will be lots of people there to help you!

Q. What happens after I buy?

A. After the transaction is complete, you will recieve a download link bundle which will include the PDF course guide and instructions on how to joint the private Facebook group.

More Questions? If you have any questions feel free to email us at


Testimonials From Past Pattern Academy Participants

We received incredibly gracious feedback after our first Pattern Academy. Here are just a few of the comments we've received,
This class was far more than I even expected. The information presented, and the knowledge I gained, was priceless.
Excellent. Outstanding. Loved it. Learned heaps and found the instructors excellent. Thanks!
My experience was totally positive. The easy access to the web sited was a perfect vehicle to learn, share and socialize with others. I have enjoyed the whole month and wish it wouldn't end. This was a transforming experience for me. So much more than a class.
Excellent, worth every minute of my time and every penny of the cost.
Fabulous! The videos were extremely helpful, and the conversations after each segment were also very informative. I love the fact that I'll be able to access them as a resource indefinitely! I feel like I can do SO much more now with the design skills I've been given with this class!
I loved it! I thought it was worth the time and money. It’s much more expensive than anything listed on craftsy, but I went ahead and signed up because I didn’t want to wait until next spring (I was a little busy at the end of October and was worried about keeping up). The community and the fact that it is all doll clothes make it more valuable to me.
I loved all parts of this. The instructions were outstanding and the videos made things very clear.
Great course! It was exactly what I was looking for to expand and grow as a sewist!
I loved it. The material was well organized and presented. Exercise sheets were wonderful and my notebook looks great. Thank you many times over.
I enjoyed this class very much. I would say it was one of the most enjoyable classes I have taken in a very long time....though I suspect it is because it was about sewing and something I have always wondered how to do.




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Maureen W.
Canada Canada

Pattern Academy

I am using this item at my own leisure; so far I have been awakened by the simplicity of the lessons, and boy do I need those! I bought a sewing machine just last January,after not sewing for many many years. and I purchased some patterns, and have made a few outfits, for various dolls. Nothing like what my mind was suggesting?? Now I am re- learning, HOW-TO'S, HOW-NOT-TO'S! Thankyou Pixie Faire for these educational tutorials that are offered regularly at your store. And on-line in the social media rooms. I LOVE IT!!! You CAN teach an older'dog new tricks........Take care all

Lynne C.

Liberty Jane Pattern Academy

I think the Liberty Jane Pattern Academy is really great I think for anybody starting off their Doll Pattern Journey. Very Inspiring for me.

Melodie G.
United States

Pattern Academy was great!!

Everything -the lessons were taught so clearly I had no problem with any of the patterns. I learned a lot too and now I can make patterns for my “model” dolly . Thank you - you guys are great!

Linda R.

Pure enjoyment

The title says it all. So much new and interesting. I would recommend this course to everyone who wants to learn about doll pattern making. It's very easy to understand. Thank you, Liberty Jane Team!

Tanya W.
United States

Pattern Academy

I’m still taking the course, but so far I love it. I am learning so much! Great videos and I like doing the work along with them. The only thing I would have loved to have a week or so before the class started is the list of supplies. For me it took a few days to pull them all together and by then the first class was about half over. It’s a minor thing but it would have helped me. I have to admit I didn’t believe I needed the design Academy class because my goal was just to adjust the AG patterns to fit my “Kinder” Gotz doll. I am finding I must eat those words because I go thru this Pattern Academy, knowing the design process would certainly help. So I’ll be doing it backwards and taking the Design Academy!!!