Illustrator Fashion Design Tutorial: How to Draw a Fashion Flat in 20 Mins (Part 1)
Illustrator for fashion is hard and it can feel like drawing your fashion flats takes FOREVER! Chances are, you just haven’t found the right Illustrator fashion design tutorials. (I know because there’s not a lot of good stuff out there!) ?
In this 4-part Illustrator Fashion Design Tutorial series (which you’ll love), I’ll show you how to make it EASY! ?
We’ll go through how to draw a fashion flat in just 20 minutes. That’s right, TWENTY MINUTES (because this is how fast brands expect you to be!). ⏳
Now, we’ll move at a swift pace and while there’s not enough time to show you every tiny step (that would take hours!), I’ve linked to more AI fashion design tutorials below that will help you out! ?
THIS IS PART 1: DRAWING THE OUTLINE OF THE BODICE ?
Make sure to check out the other 3 parts!
PART 2: Reflecting half of your flat and adding more details (https://youtu.be/_WLexcXVWrY)
PART 3: Simple tricks to draw complex details quickly: https://youtu.be/gh9hcQEc__Y
PART 4: Secret shortcuts to add dimension to your fashion flats: https://youtu.be/DgbTO3PKMqc
REMEMBER TO SNAG YOUR FREE TRIM LIBRARY! ?
I’m also giving away the trim library that you can use over and over on all your designs (plus the AI file of the finished jacket sketch so you can follow along). DOWNLOAD FREE HERE: http://bit.ly/FreeTrims
MORE ILLUSTRATOR FASHION DESIGN TUTORIALS TO DRAW FASHION FLATS! ?
Placing Images in Illustrator (and the difference between embedded vs linked): https://youtu.be/cZTs_jlwGP4
How to Add Guides to Use as Reference: https://youtu.be/JFIT-qzpe4I
How to Draw Fashion Flats with the Pencil Tool: https://youtu.be/CL9prv5sVx8
How to Draw Fashion Flats with the Pen Tool: https://youtu.be/42IfGtYvoJA
How to Quickly Edit or Reshape Your Fashion Flat (without redrawing anything): https://youtu.be/SHOFNgZcrIs
How to Create Zipper Brushes (that you can use over and over): https://youtu.be/RF3d9AU38P4
How to Automatically Load All Your Trims and Brushes in Every AI File: https://youtu.be/JaXdJQkr-A8
How to Create Symbols like Buttons or Zippers that You Can Easily Use on Every Fashion Flat: https://youtu.be/4ZEYLEBQDnk
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? Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion Design (37 step by step tutorials): http://bit.ly/UGtoIllustratorYT
ABOUT SEW HEIDI
Heya! Nice to meet you, I’m Heidi. I teach fashion designers like you the real world skills you *actually* need to learn to succeed in this cutthroat industry.
(You know, all the stuff you don’t learn at fashion school.)
I’ve worked as a contract designer for over a decade and run SuccessfulFashionDesigner.com. I’ve been able to make a healthy living doing work I love in fashion.
But I got started just like you, one step at a time. It began with some embarrassing hand sewn dresses and fashion sketches that would make a 3-year-old’s artwork look like a masterpiece.
Then, things changed. I learned how design was done on a large scale. I learned how to get things into production. And I learned all the skills I wish I knew when I was first starting out.
Now, I dedicate most of my time teaching you all of that. This content is hard to find anywhere else (because in fashion, people keep secrets), so I decided to create it…and give most of it away for free.