Fashion design and pattern making : evening and bridal wear techniques

The 3 year degree on Fashion design and pattern making : evening and bridal wear techniques give access to technical and artistic know-how specific to the Haute Couture and the production of exceptional clothing collections in the field of wedding, evening, cocktail and ceremonial clothing.

Establishment and diplomas not recognised by the French Community of Belgium



Year 1: the basics

  • Learn the fundamentals of sewing and pattern making techniques.

  • Learn fashion drawing and experiment different techniques;

  • Spot the trends, colors and styles of the time and become familiar with the fashion styles from the past.

Year 2: Deepening what you’ve learned and confronting technical difficulties

  • Designing and sewing elaborated projects including lace, evening dresses and draping

  • Acquire an artistic culture applied to clothing.

Year 3: Consolidate your knowledge and become familiar with the concept of Couture collections around the following axes:

  • The tailoring jacket

  • The “Chanel” jacket

  • Draping

  • Bridal wear

  • The evening dress



1. Artistic culture applied to clothing: costume history, main stylistic currents, clothing typology.


2. Fabrics


3. Artistic and technical fashiondrawing


4. Drawing on Illustrator

5.Fashion design


6. Pattern making, draping bespoke pattern making, gradation


7. Sewing

The fundamentals of sewing and finishing: to know and master the processes of

traditional manufacturing related to Haute Couture:


Manufacturing,assembly, fittings, hand finishes, pressing, dubbing, ironing, quality control.

  • le flou

  • Tailoring

Internships, Jury

Internships, Jury





A mandatory1-month internship must be carried out by the student between the2nd and 3rd year.ème A mandatory 3-month internship can be completed at the end of the3rd year course.



Students present their work at juries in March and June of each year;



The June jury is followed by a photo shoot for the models made by the students during the year;

Following the deliberations, students receive an evaluation from each teacher for each subject taught;



Students at the end of their studies receive their diploma after validation of their end-of-year internship report.

1st year

1st year

1st year



  • Pattern Studies

  • Artistic culture applied to clothing

  • Fashion design and creation

  • Specialized sewing (technical parts/complete assembly of several pieces in calico – making technical parts on fabric (cuff assembly, zip, buttoning legs, collars, pockets, etc.)

  • Knowledge of fabrics

  • Artistic and technical drawing



Realization of two imposed projects: a skirt and an evening dress;

Creating an end-of-year model based on the professor’s work guidance

2nd year

2nd year

2nd year




Draping initiation

Patternmaking : theory and model studies

  • Specialized sewing: technical parts (placement of stays, pearls, lace works, lining…)

  • Fashion design and creation around 3 luxury themes: moodborad, material search, search for form and volume, silhouette projects (fashion drawings, research sketches, technical flats).

  • Fashion design on Illustrator.

  • Artistic and technical drawing


  • A top and trousers imposed;

  • Copy of a model from a spring-summer collection,

  • An evening dress (imposed model)

  • A wedding dress (imposed model);

  • Creating a personal silhouette on 1 of the 3 research themes in fashion deisgn guided by the teacher).

3rd year

3rd year


  • Draping techniques(work on bust) advanced level.

  • Fashion design: Creative work around the design of a luxury mini collection (use of high-end materials), evening, wedding and ceremony, incorporating at least one wedding dress and an evening dress;

  • Model studies (flat-cut)

Thematic seminars in specialized sewing on the themes:

  • Tailoring

  • The evening dress

  • The wedding dress

  • The Chanel tailor

  • Lace



Making a mini-collection (6 silhouettes), including,

a Chanel jacket

an evening dress


a wedding dress.



Fashion design and pattern makingevening and bridal wear


Complete theapplicationform

1. Attach to the application form a cover letter written in French or English outlining the reasons why the candidate chose this area of study,

what he or she expects for this training and what he/she thinks he or she has to succeed in this area.

2. Attach to the above documents a file to understand the candidate’s personal universe; this folder may include the following (for information): collages of images and texts, videos, photographs of personal creations,

ranges of colours, materials, styles…

3. Attach a copy of your identification card and a recent photo

4. Refer the entire file to the following address by mail only:

Lamaisondecouture – Admissions – 211 Auguste Reyers Blvd. – 1030 Brussels.

Note: Unselected files will not be returned.




Following the review of applications by the teaching team, successful candidates will be invited to participate in a selection interview with the academic officer.

This interview will focus on the motivation and professional project of the candidate.

Direct admission in 2nd year

Direct admission in 2nd year


Candidates who:

  • have already taken a course in sewing, pattern making or

  • have skills in the above areas

may attempt to be admitted directly in the 2nd year of the diploma.

To do this, they must participate in a day of tests that will aim to validate their skill level.

Candidates who have passed the testswill have to register for intensive pattern making class whihc take place in september in order to validate their registration in the2nd year; this registration is mandatory.

Applicants who have not been selected will be invited to register in the first year.

Price and conditions

Price and conditions

Tuition fees:


1st year 4950 euros

2nd year 4950 euros

3rd year 5400 euros



Tuition fees can be paid in three installments (October, January and April).


Registration is annual.

Any year that has begun is due.


Tuition fees are paid in cash or by transfer upon registration.

Registration is conditional on the signing of a study contract between the teacher, the student and the person in charge of the registration (parent, tutor, etc.).


For a payment of the entire tuition fee at the time of registration, a discount of 5 per cent is granted

The school may decide to cancel registration in the event of insufficient participation (less than 20 students). Management also reserves the right to change the training schedule at any time.

Classes take place at 211 Boulevard Auguste Reyers, 1030 Brussels.