Dreaming in Denim: Creating Your First Digital Mock Up! Premium class

Katherine Daou, Business Owner & Designer

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5 Videos (12m)
    • Welcome! Introduction Video

    • About Your Project

    • Guide to Measuring Your Denim

    • Digitizing Your Denim Design

    • Final Thoughts & Advice


About This Class

Calling all blue jean lovers! If you want to create your own denim line and create denim brand, you'll need to learn how to turn your denim dreams into a reality. You'll learn the tools and techniques to digitally render a rough sketch that can be added to a techincal pack and sent to a manufacturer to create you very first line of jeans designed by you! If you're interested in building a fashion line, clothing production, and manufacturing all related to denim, this is the class for you!

Students should enroll in this class if they want to learn the basic steps it takes to create a jean sample before going to pattern maker/manufacturer/factory.

Skills Students will learn:

  • Organize design concepts
  • Learn how to come up with measurements for your sample
  • Transfer design sketches & measurements onto Adobe Illustrator
  • Learn about how all of these skills will fit into creating a techincal packet

    Previous knowledge using Adobe Illustrator is useful but Powerpoint can be used as well.


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Very Informal
Thank you Katherine! This is such an important part of the process that always feels daunting. You have created such a straight forward, clear class directing us how to get the job done! Great class.





Katherine Daou

Business Owner & Designer

The visionary and creative leader of daou denim co. is Katherine Daou. Starting at a young age, unique denim styles were always a part of her wardrobe. More importantly, she went through life finding a connection with fashion as more than just clothing. She discovered at a young age that working in the fashion industry was more than a life’s calling, but a life-long passion.  

     Given the opportunity to create a business idea for her uncle and father at 12, Katherine created the seedling of daou denim co. an organic denim & t-shirt line. As she grew, so did the idea.

     After attending the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (alumni 2012) in San Francisco and working in the fashion industry for a few years post-degree including for a designer in San Francisco, Katherine stepped away from the comfortable sales position she always knew and pursued her dream by launching her own clothing company.