CIAM offers certificate courses in patternmaking as well as classes in couture sewing techniques and garment construction.


Our patternmaking classes are one of a kind where you learn from the beginning how to make patterns which produce beautiful and perfectly fitted garments.

We teach the Guarino method that uses specially graded rulers which remove the need for complex calculations when drafting patterns.

Sewing & Garment Construction

For those who feel that they need a little help with their sewing, we offer three types of sewing workshops:

  • Couture sewing and garment construction workshops
  • Couture technical sewing workshops
  • Bring your own project sewing workshops – you can bring in one of your current projects and our teacher will work through any problems you may be having.

Contact CIAM for more information.