John Wood Community College and Penn Foster Career School both offer online dressmaking courses. Open Colleges features an online certificate in dressmaking and pattern cutting.
John Wood Community College offers online courses related to sewing, construction and pattern drafting. The college offers the courses exclusively through the Erik J. Stiles Academy, which specializes in sewing, patterning and dressmaking. Students learn how to sew, design and do alterations through self-paced study based on e-learning principles. Examples of courses include sewing/construction, pattern drafting and sample garment making.
Penn Foster features a dressmaking and design career diploma program. Students learn dressmaking principles such as line and basic pattern design in fashion, creating original fashion designs by using a dress form and altering clothing. Students create a final project that consists of a finished garment. Enrolled students can also receive discounts on sewing supplies through Sewing Machines Plus.
Open Colleges is based out of Australia but offers universal courses in dressmaking. Students learn about taking measurements, selecting patterns and choosing fabrics in addition to advanced skills such as embroidery and alterations. Students start by following the tutorials to create specific items of clothing. They graduate to creating custom-designed garments with the help of online tutors. At the conclusion of the course, students receive a certificate.