Category: Fashion Flats

How to Draw Fashion Flats in Illustrator (In 20 Mins!)

If you want a job in any part of fashion, knowing how to draw fashion flats in Illustrator is a mandatory skill. The problem? Adobe Illustrator can be a really frustrating software to learn. And it can feel like everything takes FOREVER. But it doesn’t have to! CUT YOUR ILLUSTRATOR TIME IN HALF WITH THESE TUTORIALS ⏰ Oh. […]

Then and Now: My Embarrassing Fashion Flats

You know when you look back on designs you created years ago and CRINGE? It’s the weirdest thing… because at the time, you thought they were great. I was looking through some of my Illustrator flat sketches last week and for the first time ever, I realized the difference between what I’d drawn a decade […]

Fashion Flats + Textile Design with Illustrator

Last week I asked what you’re doing in Illustrator, and hundreds of you responded. Turns out, most of you are working on sketching flats and creating repeats. Which is why I created my latest videos for you – to give you exactly what you’ve asked for. Check out the tutorials below, and if you want […]

Why I love Illustrator’s Pen Tool for sketching fashion flats (and what to do if you hate it)

You hear it over and over, and you wish it wasn’t true, but everyone keeps telling you: “You must know how to sketch with the Pen Tool in Illustrator.” And they’re right. The Pen Tool is an essential for Illustrator users and fashion designers. But most of you kinda hate it. Me? I actually LOVE the Pen Tool. […]

The 9 Quickest Tricks to Sketch Beautiful Fashion Flats in Illustrator

One of the most interesting things I’ve learned over the years is the 80/20 rule. It can be applied to anything in life. Do you know how it works? Here are 2 examples: 80% of your success comes from 20% of your work 80% of your business comes from 20% of your customers Bottom line? […]

Easily Sketch Pleats on Your Fashion Flats

Drawing pleats on your fashion flats may seem tricky, but with a few secret tricks, it’s super easy. Learn how to quickly emulate pleats in Illustrator using simple tools…so you never have to draw this detail by hand again.

So, You Want to Sketch Beautiful Fashion Flats in Illustrator? Watch this Video First.

I hear things like this all the time: “I just want to sketch flats that look like real garments instead of circles and squares.” “I can sketch by hand really well, but always fight to create stylized flats in Illustrator.” “I really want my flats to look more relaxed and not so technical!” Well, guess what?! Adding some […]

These Custom Leggings I Designed Are The Bomb(sheller)

Get a sneak peak behind the scenes of my design process and learn some Illustrator tricks to quickly create multiple colorways. I’ll show you my top secret shortcuts that most advanced designers I work with don’t even know about (don’t worry – they’re easy to learn even if you’re a beginner!).

Creating Pleats in Illustrator: Simple Tricks

Don’t draw pleats manually, one line at a time – instead, use these simple tricks to quickly and accurately emulate pleats in your fashion sketches in Illustrator.

Add Thick Outlines to Fashion Sketches in Illustrator

In less than one minute, this simple trick will allow you to add a thick outline to your fashion flat sketches in Adobe Illustrator, giving them more dimension and depth.

Create Complex Objects with Simple Shapes in Illustrator

It’s amazing what you can do in Illustrator when you break down the object into simple shapes. In this example, we’ll start with 4 basic shapes and use the Shape Builder Tool to create a complex belt buckle.

Fashion Flat Sketching Made Easy with the Join Tool in Illustrator

I couldn’t be more excited about the release of Illustrator’s new Join Tool in the latest CC 2014 update (version 18.1.0)!  This is an essential tool for drawing fashion flats since often we draw half of the garment, reflect and copy it, and then join the anchor points down the middle. This tool takes the work out […]

Best Practices for Drawing Fashion Sketches in Illustrator

Learn the right (and wrong) way of creating essential fashion flat sketch details, such as ribbing and stitching. I’ll show you some common mistakes every designer makes and how to do things quicker and easier.

How to Easily Sketch with the Pen Tool in Illustrator

The most frustrating tool in Illustrator? If you said the Pen Tool, you’re not alone – in fact, you’re right there with every other person fighting their way through using it to sketch. Learn some super simple tricks to finally get your sketches looking professional.


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