PRIVATE LESSONS 

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Fashion design and sewing lessons are held in the comfort of your own home! You don't have to drive to class, carry tons of supplies, deal with inconvenient class times or struggle to get the instructor's attention. You'll focus on projects that are interesting to you! Learn lots of techniques that are usually glossed over or not taught in sewing classes. 

 

Private fashion design instruction will give you the one-on-one time with Patricia to ask as many questions as you like, review lessons, work at your pace and get valuable feedback on improving the quality of your work that most instructors don't have time for in a classroom setting.  There is a 2 hour minimum for private lessons. Service only provided in Ventura County and the Los Angeles area.  Please visit the FAQ page for answers to our most common questions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I am happy to annouce that I was offered a position at Central Saint Martins...Thank you so much for all of your help!  I couldn't have done it without your guidance and amazing instruction! I will cherish all of your lessons and I was able to finish everything because of your expertise!"-Michael S. 

                                 

                                                                                              

 

"Patricia is not only a gifted designer, but an incredibly gifted teacher as well.  My daughter needed help with designs she had come up with for a fashion show that were beyond her skill level to execute.  Patricia gave her the tools she needed to understand fashion design from sketch, to pattern making, to dress making and how to do model fittings.  My daughter rose exponentially in skill level after every session she had with Patricia and gained the skills and confidence to finish her projects herself.  Patricia brought patience and encouragement to every session and had a wonderful rapport with her.  Because of Patricia's mentoring and instruction, my daughter was able to execute all three of her designs in time for the fashion show.  My daughter learned first hand what hard work is involved in fashion design, but her hard work was rewarded when she won third place at the fashion show as a freshman in high school.  We could not recommend Patricia more highly.  She embodies excellence in every way.

-Heather Williams

 

 

 

"I have been taking private lessons with Patricia for a while now.  I had been looking for a well rounded fashion instructor and found her just in time! When I first started working with Patricia I was starting to put together my design portfolio and needed the help from an industry professional to get into my top choice school, IED Barcelona.   In just a few months she taught me tricks and techniques in fashion illustration, which helped me improved my drawing skills.  During that time she also helped me strategically create a game plan for my portfolio.  With her help I was able to prepare a diverse portfolio that got me into my dream college. Some of the subjects Patricia helped me prepare for were fashion history and what's currently happening in the fashion industry. She quizzed me and gave me news articles that were imperative in preparing me for my admissions interview.  My interviewer was impressed with my knowledge, preparation and well rounded portfolio stating that my skills and presentation had greatly improved.  

 

Now I’m currently preparing for a scholarship competition and I wouldn’t do it without Patricia by my side.  I’m excited for my future and thanks to Patricia I will be attending my dream college and pursing my passion! THANK YOU!"

Sofia Bernardez

 

                                                                                

 

 

"I have been working with Patricia for a few months; the understanding and knowledge I have gained in these months have been extensive! From sewing to designing to sketching Patricia knows it all!

 

Having worked with other instructors in the past, I must say that Patricia’s dedication, patience and professionalism are immeasurable. Working with her has been a great experience.  She provides a supportive and creative environment. 

Patricia loves what she does and it shows. I look forward each week to my lessons with her. She is highly recommended!" 

-Karen Dabby

 

                                                                                   

 

"We are so happy that Sofia has passed the portfolio phase. This would NEVER have been possible without all your input and guidance. We are fortunate to have found you:) Thank you so much!!!

R. Zeuch

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR STUDENTS LOVE US!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU? 

Did we just become a good fit?

Here's what you'll need to get started! 

 READY TO START YOUR DESIGN JOURNEY? 

Take the next step! Fill out the form below and Patricia, will contact you. Be ready to discuss your goals and what you'd like to learn.

Still not sure if private lessons are for you? Check out some of the colleges students have been accepted into! 

What does Haute Fashion Studio teach?

To get started with private sewing and design lessons you'll need the following supplies.  A detailed list of items will be emailed to you when you schedule your first lesson with Patricia.

 

  • Passion & Commitment!

  • A Professional Women's Dress Form 

  • Home Sewing Machine

  • Sewing Kit

  • Pattern Making Supplies 

  • Table and Space to lay out fabric, cut and sew

  • A well-lit room 

 

 

  • You're ready to pursue your passion for fashion design 

  • You ready to take your sewing skills from DIY to profession level 

  • You don't have to time to attend fashion school

  • You need a competitive edge to apply to fashion school

  • You want to create your own designs

  • You would like to start a small clothing line

  • You're self taught and need to enhance your sewing skills

  • You're tired of looking for answers on Youtube & Social media 

  • You're a beginner and have never sewn before

  • You need more guidance and one-on-one help

  • Classes are not for you and they tend to be too fast and confusing

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS, LONDON

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY

THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NYC

PARSONS, NYC

PRATT

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

INSTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN, BARCELONA

FIDM, LOS ANGELES