Ismini Zafeiropoulou

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Ismini Zafeiropoulou

About Ismini Zafeiropoulou

Ismini Zafeiropoulou is a Clothing Technologist and Design Specialist at Telestia Fashion Learning. Her passion is design that fits the purpose. In addition she has worked in education and training in an EU agency. In her work her focus is to merge new technologies with traditional clothes making skills so that garment making can become an easier, more accurate and more enjoyable process.

Take the future in your hands with Telestia Creator CAD software for Clothing

By |2020-07-22T12:05:59+00:00July 22nd, 2020|CAD software|


A fully featured Vector based CAD Software-Suite for:

Pattern Cutting  –  Fashion Design – Pattern Grading


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Put value in your collections with Perfect Fit Patterns

A CAD software for Pattern Cutting that provides:

Easy to use working area, with many tools and functions which are specialised but easy and intuitive to use.

Automatic creation of Basic Pattern Blocks by just inserting basic body measurements.

Working in multiple designs simultaneously. 

Expandable designs into new Style Collections.

Automatic adjustment of basic pattern points during construction,
and much more…

  • Import and Export in multiple file formats,
  • Variable printing options
  • Built-in help menu with practical examples

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CAD PATTERN CUTTING comes as a:
Stand alone module and is easily upgraded to:
 Fashion Design and/or Pattern Grading modules

40% discount on the CAD Software if purchased together with the

Pattern Making – Womenswear Training software

Bring your design ideas to life and make your own 
unique collections easily & affordably



Simple & Easy
Save Time & Money


 Study Online – Get A Certificate – Become a Professional

‘Telestia offers Online Courses in Pattern Making, Fashion Design and Sewing.
The courses have been tested and used for over 50 years by thousands of people and can guarantee the best results in clothing technology skills.’
London – Greece – Germany

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There is value in your clothes | Learn Telestia Perfect Fit Pattern Making

By |2020-07-14T15:16:59+00:00July 14th, 2020|Pattern making, Uncategorized|

Perfect Fit Patterns

Do you respect and value the clothes that you wear?

What does it mean for a Fashion Designer to make sustainable clothes?


Bring your design ideas to life and make your own unique clothes easily & affordably

Make your personal basic block in less than 15’mins


Make Clothes that Fit

Every year tons of clothes end up as waste, because they have outdated their purpose too soon.

At eTelestia we believe that by making clothes that fit their purpose in terms of Fit & Design, we respect the environment and its resources.

Clothing becomes more durable and sustainable.


Simple & Easy

Recognised Methodology
Save Time & Money
Online Tutor Support



 Study Online – Get A Certificate – Become a Professional

‘Telestia offers Online Courses in Pattern Making, Fashion Design and Sewing.
The courses have been tested and used for over 50 years by thousands of people and can guarantee the best results in clothing technology skills.’
London – Greece – Germany

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Evolution and Change Inevitable in Fashion

By |2020-06-25T11:42:11+00:00June 24th, 2020|Pattern making|

A CREATIVE SOLUTION
A ‘fast fashion’ industry threatened by ‘sustainability’ issues, now also faces further challenges from the recent pandemic.

One wonders what shape will it all finally take.

It is hard to say at the moment, as we are all still in the turmoil!

However, as the saying goes:
‘When one door closes, a window opens.’

In order to prepare oneself and be able to adapt in the new opportunities that will evolve in the Fashion Industry, it is of critical significance to have right skills for the craft.

It can not be stressed enough, that the answer is:
SKILLS, SKILLS, SKILLS.

Embrace this time of change with the right skills.

pattern cutting online courses

Through the skills and the knowledge that you will have acquired:

You will obtain flexibility to adapt
You will gain freedom of options
You will acquire a better understanding of the needs and solutions available

5 Benefits of Studying Fashion Design From Home

By |2020-07-02T12:26:54+00:00February 28th, 2020|Fashion Design|

If you are finding it difficult to make up your mind about Online Courses on Pattern Making and Fashion Design. Take a look at this..

Modern Technology – Step-by-Step Methodologies – Easy to understand processes – Certification

1. Save Money

Studying from home will save you a considerable amount of money from travelling, accommodation, AND tuition fees.
Online courses are cheeper, you get the same content and value for less.

2. Work in your Own Time from the Comfort of your Home

In the comfort of your Home and without disrupting your daily plans, you have the flexibility to decide when and where to study.Onlinecourses are flexible in time and location. You can choose at which time of the day or week you will study, be it early mornings, evenings or weekends.

3. Work at Your Own Pace

While studying online you can set your own pace of study to go faster or slower. You have the flexibility to control the speed of studying depending on your level of understanding.
The eTelestia Online Courses are like PRIVATE LESSONS on advanced qualifications.

4. Work from your Own Space

Sip your coffee and enjoy making up your patterns, listento your favourite song while making your first designs, without feeling that you are disturbing others in your class. ‘Hey after all this class in online’. Enjoy learning as it suits you and progress your dreams and your life further.

5. Easily Accessible for all

Throughout your career you may decide to upgrade your qualifications or even acquire new skills to follow new career paths. Online courses are easily accessible to all, and can be easily followed through no matter what stage in your life you are at.

eTelestia has combined traditional skills with modern technology that bring a revolution in
Online Courses for Pattern Making, Fashion Design and Sewing skills.
See how you too can ‘Start learning

Understand how Perfect Fit Clothing is made. Master the Skills

By |2020-06-29T14:30:30+00:00February 11th, 2020|Pattern making, Fashion Design, Sewing|

If you love fashion and making clothes as much as we do take a glimpse of what is coming up…

The world of fashion is going through critical radical changes in terms of style, fashion, materials, recycling, technology, sizing and much more.
Clothing companies all around the world are looking for new ways to maintain their sustainability in this time of rapid change.

For those that want to stay ahead of these changes, the first step is to acquire the right skills and understanding of making clothes.

The Fashion Designer of the new era needs to be educated and have the right skills to be able to adapt to these changes.

eTelestia has combined traditional skills with modern technology that bring a revolution in
Online Courses for pattern making, fashion design and sewing.
Contact us to Schedule a Demo Presentation

Pattern Making Skills makes fabulous Fashion Design

Attractive Style and Design can be appreciated ONLY if the garment has good fit.

Become a Professional

An ideal solution for perfectly fitting patterns, no matter what your size.

Learn how to design and make your own clothes in no time.

Get Your Degree

The Telestia Diploma in APD (Level 2) has been approved by the Textile Institute in the UK.

Through the use of multimedia, you will be learning-by-doing.Get your Diploma by studying at home. 

Simple & Easy

Recognised Methodology
Save Time & Money
Online Tutor Support

Perfect fit Patterns make excellent style. Online Courses

By |2020-06-26T13:07:51+00:00February 4th, 2020|Pattern making, Fashion Design, Uncategorized|

Pattern Making Skills makes fabulous Fashion Design

Attractive Style and Design can be appreciated ONLY if the garment has good fit.

Become a Professional

An ideal solution for perfectly fitting patterns, no matter what your size.

Learn how to design and make your own clothes in no time.

Get Your Degree

The Telestia Diploma in APD (Level 2) has been approved by the Textile Institute in the UK.

Through the use of multimedia, you will be learning-by-doing.Get your Diploma by studying at home. 

Simple & Easy

Recognised Methodology
Save Time & Money
Online Tutor Support

What makes for Good Fashion Design?

By |2019-05-13T08:46:14+00:00December 20th, 2017|Fashion Design|

What makes for Good Fashion Design?

Do you have great design ideas but find it difficult to draw them? Fashion Drawing is a key skill in Garment Creation. It allows you to express your ideas visually and communicate them to clients and colleagues.


Make designs that can be made into beautiful garments.

A good Fashion Designer knows how to draw, and present their ideas in a way that is attractive and exciting, but also realistic and technically correct. One common pitfall for young designers is creating unrealistic designs that cannot be made up into ’real’ garments.

A good Fashion Designer must know how to create great design ideas that can also be technically implemented and realised into actual beautiful garments.

At eTelestia you can learn all the steps of the Product Development Cycle from how a garment is designed, how it is drafted and made-up as well as how to communicate this on paper.

Fashion Design teaches you how to organise yourself.

By |2019-05-13T08:46:48+00:00November 15th, 2017|Fashion Design|

How to realise a Fashion Design Project!

Very often Fashion Designers are given a brief of requirements that they need to study, in order to prepare and deliver their Fashion Design Creation.
If you are a freelance designer, you may be the ‘initiator’ of such a brief yourself.


The basic points to look out in a Fashion Design Brief are to:

– understand explicitly what is asked of you;
– know your deadline;
– breakdown your work in tasks – make an ordered list;
– study and make a thorough research before starting your work, so that you don’t miss out anything or have to do things twice;
– manage your time – manage your work;
– be decisive and offer choices.

eTelestia online courses teach you not only the Fashion Design skills, but through the projects and assignments, how to manage your time and present your work professionally. This is an important success factor in the fashion industry that is so competitive and so dependent on time and seasons.

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

What do we Often Forget about Sewing Curves?

By |2018-03-01T12:25:58+00:00November 1st, 2017|Sewing|

What We Often Forget about Sewing Curves

Curves need to be sewn as curves!

Sewing nice and clean seams is very critical in the final appearance of the garment. It is not enough to make the stitch on the sewing machine.
The way the fabric is handled while sewing, plays a great role in how the garment will hang at the end.

When sewing curves, most people tend to straighten the fabric and sew curves as if they were straight lines. This may cause the fabric to fray and distort the final fit of the garment.

REMEMBER:

  1. A curved line joining two points is longer in length than a straight line. If you are trying this for the first time, use pins to keep the shape of the curve or tacking stitches, to give you a guide of the curved sewing line you need to follow.
  2. Then, stitch slowly around the curved seam, always keeping the same distance between your seam allowance and the presser foot. These steps will help you sew curves that look and feel better.

Our last tip: practice makes perfect!

How to sew on light synthetic fabrics

By |2018-03-01T12:38:58+00:00October 15th, 2017|Sewing|

Making fine seams on light synthetic fabrics.

You’ve bought a wonderful, often expensive, light fabric but can’t get a neat seam. Have you tried to sew on light synthetic fabrics but couldn’t get the seam right?

Here are some tips to help you make better seams on light fabrics.
If the fabric frays while sewing light synthetic fabrics, you will need to use a different type of needle. In the Telestia Sewing course, under needles, you will be able to see the different needles available and their functions.

  1. In this case, you will need to use a ball type needle Number 75, (this is a needle with a small ball at the tip, it is not only a round needle). The small ball at the tip of the needle helps to locate the hole in the weave of the fabric and doesn’t allow let it to fray.
  2. If after you make this change the fabric still continues to fray, you can try to sew with a fine piece of paper underneath, and tear it away once you have sewn.
    The reason for this is that the feed dog on your machine should be lifted higher, so that it doesn’t pull the fabric. Alternatively, a machine mechanic could help you to lift the feed dog, if such a setting is not available on your sewing machine.

Have a look at our Sewing Demo and find out more on how to assemble the garment and become proficient in Sewing.