Pattern Magic


  • Level: Seasonal
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Cost:2,000
  • Language: English
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Pattern Magic is a creative approach to patternmaking based on the art of constructing and sculpting elaborate clothes and costumes.

The short course in Pattern Magic aims to provide students with an understanding of the art of intricate patternmaking and complex three dimensional design, introducing those with prior knowledge of patternmaking to the elaborate art of pattern magic.

This course stands out for its innovative focus on sculptural patternmaking, perfect for enriching the portfolio of a fashion design or student patternmaker. Students will learn to experiment with sculptural patternmaking, incorporating pattern magic into their designs.

The main lecturers on this course are industry professionals who have years of experience in the field. They can help students narrow down their career focus and pursue their desired career paths.

Who it's for

This course is aimed at fashion design or patternmaking students, with prior knowledge of patternmaking, who are looking to expand their current portfolio and experiment with intricate patterns that can also be incorporated into other designs.


Students will experiment with the art of pattern magic in class through practical exercises.

Learning modules

This course is structured alongside the following learning modules:

  • Fashion Costume: cultural insights into costume design in fashion
  • Patternmaking: focus on the realization of elaborate patterns for the creation of sculptural clothes
  • Draping: insights into draping techniques that make it possible to construct a garment directly on the mannequin without using a pattern


Application requirements are:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) with motivation letter
  • English language proficiency
  • Secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent
  • Previous knowledge of patternmaking and fashion design


Once you complete the short course in Pattern Magic, you will receive Polimoda’s Official Certificate of Attendance.

This certificate will strengthen your CV and expand your career opportunities.


For more information on this course, our Orientation team has you covered. We're available from Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm CET.

Contact us via the live chat or the request information form, call us at +39 055 2750628 or register for our next Open Day.

We’re happy to help in the way that works best for you.

The upcoming editions of this program will begin as planned. Polimoda will continue monitoring the Italian government’s safety advice and update its procedures as requirements change. Due to Covid 19, field trips and visits that cannot be done safely will be postponed and/or cancelled. If the conditions do not allow an experience on campus, we are prepared and committed to moving courses online until we are able to welcome our students at school.

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