Regular Courses

At Slim’s, emphasis is placed on two foundation courses: one with a focus on design, the other on clothing construction. A fashion design professional should take both. These courses may be taken as a package or individually, with flexible schedules to accommodate both full time and part time students. Both courses are

Fashion Design

Full course includes pertinent fundamentals such as freehand drawing, color theory, anatomy and apparel design. This comprehensive course arms students not just with fashion sketching skills, but with a strong art-based foundation that enables them to fully develop both talent and aesthetic sense.

Dressmaking / Patternmaking

The long-established "Slim's Method" has provided students with in-depth lessons in garment construction. The course covers everything from proper measuring techniques to meticulous methods for fitting, and includes patternmaking, drafting, sewing and finishing.

Special Courses

Designed to supplement the regular foundation courses, workshops are offered several times a year on rotating schedules.

All workshops have limited slots.


This course was developed in 2014 by Slim’s Fashion & Arts School in collaboration with Newham College in London, whose notable graduates from their Men’s Tailoring course included Alexander McQueen.

Bespoke Tailoring is the highest form of executing men’s clothing. The student will be taught how to create a pattern and sew a jacket, trousers, a shirt and a barong based on custom measurements, fit them on a male form, and finish them by hand.

Aside from Patternmaking and Draping, Tailoring is the third important part of garment construction. Ready-to-Wear and High Fashion houses such as McQueen and Chanel actually use more Tailoring than Patternmaking in most of their collections.

The projects from our Tailoring course can easily be adapted afterwards to the construction of women’s garments. 


Learn the art of constructing garments on the body and special finishing techniques in this intensive short course. Lessons include the completion of draped garments.

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