Pattern Academy

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Enrollment Closed - Next session scheduled for October 2017

What You Get When You Join The Pattern Academy: The Pattern Academy is our new one-month training program that gives you in-depth training on how to create patterns from your original designs. 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.

The course begins at the beginning of the month. The formal instruction ends at months end, but participants have access to course content after the class is completed so a "study-at-your-own-pace" learning experience is available. 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 Clothing Team, you'll be challenged to create fantastic patterns.

Pattern Slopers: Class participants receive an expanded set of slopers for use as the basis of creating original patterns. Sloper set will include Upper Body, Pants, and Skirt. The slopers will be suitable for the specific doll you want to focus on - American Girl, Ellowyne, Blythe, BFC Ink, Heart 4 Hearts, A Girl For All Time, and Kidz N Cats. You will have access to all the sizes we offer!

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!

Special Bonus - Pattern Selling For Profit Video Series: During the March session, we held two 2 hour-long workshops that walk you through the business opportunities related to selling your original doll clothes patterns on Pixie Faire. We are honored to partner with over 70 designers on Pixie Faire - and to have had nearly 2 million patterns downloaded by over 85,000 customers.

If you've ever wanted to sell doll clothes patterns for profit - then these videos will be incredibly valuable to you. During the video, we give you a solid overview of this industry, how Pixie Faire partners with designers, and how to take the next step to begin selling with us!

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.

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. Toward the end of February, you will begin to receive instructions and details via email about the class. So, make sure you monitor the email account you use associated with your Pixie Faire account.

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. Learnt heaps and found the instructors excellent. Thanks!
My experience was totally positive. The easy access of 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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Marietta G.
United States

I loved Pattern Academy & learned so much!

This was a great class! Well worth the money and time. I have been sewing doll clothes for many years but I always use a pattern I had purchased. I learned so much and can’t wait to make some of the wonderful clothing I’ve seen on Pinterest and make my own patterns. This class is also great for making Daughter to Doll designs. How wonderful it will be to make an outfit for my granddaughter and a matching one for her doll. I also feel confident that I can adapt what I have learned to patterns for people. I feel sure I can do it, and if I have questions I always have my work sheets and access to the wonderful easy to understand videos for help.

Kathy S.
United States

Take this course!

If you are considering this course, just do it! I am in the middle of it right now and I have only brought a part of one design to life but it is addicting! I am so glad I took this course after taking the Design Academy course.

Pattern Academy
elaine c.
South Africa


I have found this course to be very interesting and definitely worth every cent. I would recommend this to anyone even remotely interested in pattern design/drafting. Even if you are not planning to do serious designing, the overall information about garment construction is very helpful indeed and you will look at doll’s clothes (and your own) differently. Highly recommended.

D C.
United States

Great Patternmaking class

I had a very positive experience. As an experienced sewist - I did learn a few new things about designing patterns for dolls, even though I had also taken a pattern making class for humans a long time ago. So it was a bit of a refresher course for me also.

Kathy M.
United States

pattern Academy

Love it i am learning so much few year ago i making doll clothes on misfit dolls not true size doll so i used my pattern and redrawn to fit these doll shapes but with your concepts what an difference thank you for this adventure .