Yearly Archives: 2018


It’s easy to draft Perfect Fit Patterns! Here’s two key steps…

By | 2018-03-05T15:54:32+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Pattern making|

Two key steps for Perfect Fit Patterns

Most people find it difficult to make patterns with good fit.
There are some basic and key steps to make a good fitting garment.

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1. Taking the body measurements correctly, is the first step. Your measurements will be used to create your basic block.
If the measurements are incorrect, the garment will not fit.

2. Whether making a blouse, a jacket, a dress, a skirt or a pair of trousers, you will first need to make a good fitting basic block. At eTelestia you can learn how to make perfect fit blocks, in any size or personal measurements.

Using the right basic block with correct measurements, sets you on a good track for drafting perfect fitting patterns.

Did you find these tips helpful? In our online courses, you can master the skills of Perfect Fit Patterns for all parts of the garments, easily and quickly.
Our tutors will be there to support you personally all the way!

From Basic Block to Style development

By | 2018-03-05T15:54:43+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Pattern making|

So I’ve made a good fitting basic block! Now what…?

Once you are sure and confident that the basic block you have created corresponds to your chosen figure, you can then proceed to what is known as style adaptation.

What is style adaptation in Pattern Cutting?

Style adaptation is a series of design manipulations that will bring your block to the final style of your garment.
For example: loose fitting blouse with gathers, blouse with yoke, wrapover vest etc.

All these styles could be created from the same basic block by applying different style adaptations.

With the constant change in fashion trends, you will find that there are so many style adaptations that can be applied that the creative possibilities become practically endless.

The eTelestia pattern cutting methodology guides you through the most important and significant style manipulations, so that you can learn the basic principles of style creation and understand how to make your own styles very easily and accurately.

Making Garments that ‘actually’ fit!

By | 2018-03-01T12:40:35+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Pattern making|

Making Garments that ‘actually’ fit!

Have you also noticed, like so many others, how difficult it is to find garments that just fit well?

According to recent research the average woman wears medium to larger sizes and she doesn’t have the ‘ideal’ figure of a model, however, the clothing industry still refuses to make clothes that fit her.

As a result, we’ve learned to compromise with badly fitting garments that make us look and feel bad.

So, why is it SO hard to find a garment of good fit?

In pattern creation, we first start of with a basic block and then move on to the development of the style.
If the basic block doesn’t fit the figure perfectly than you will never get a good fit.

At eTelestia we believe that it is time to STOP compromising!

You can learn how to make Perfect Fit Patterns, no matter what your size.

Learn how to make your own clothes based on simple methodologies, be creative, and make a difference!

Finding a Pattern Making course that suits you?

By | 2018-03-05T15:54:50+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Pattern making|

How can eTelestia help you reach your goals!

eTelestia has been investing for half a century in developing simple and easy training methodologies.

The eTelestia online courses have been tried on thousands of users for more than 40 years and have been highly-praised, for their clear methodology, accurate results and for speeding up the learning process.

What makes the eTelestia Pattern Making system unique?

  1. It is based on the Telestia AB pattern drafting system that helps create accurate patterns of perfect fit no matter what your size.
  2. It offers a structured learning environment divided in learning packages that have concrete learning outcomes.
  3. It uses modern technology that greatly accelerates learning with animations and interactive procedures that demonstrate clearly all the processes of pattern drafting.
  4. It provides online tutor support that to help you monitor your progress and to give you guidance throughout the course.

Read the Testimonials of some of our students, hear their story and see how they managed to make a difference.

Why is the Fashion Design Figure so important?

By | 2018-03-05T15:55:15+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Fashion Design|

Getting your Fashion Design Figure right!

Like all things in life, if you want to achieve good results you need to take things from the beginning and go step-by-step.

The first step in Fashion Design is to learn how to make a proportionate well-balanced figure.

Why is the Fashion Design Figure used so important?

1. It is like getting the right model to wear your outfit. The figure needs:

• to have the right proportions – so that the garment will also be in proportion
• to convey the right style in relation to the outfit
• to highlight the qualities of the designed garment.

2. The figure is the first tool in fashion design to promote the garment. Therefore, it needs to have realistic proportions so that the clothes it “wears” look/feel realistic as well.

3. With practice, when you understand the balance lines and proportions you can learn how to make different figure types and creative fashion designs for any occasion.

eTelestia has the right methodology and tools to help you learn fashion drawing, quickly and accurately, even if you find drawing difficult.