Welcome to our course page!

Hi there! My name is Elizaveta Bennett, I am a co-founder and creative director of Studio Arkdefo. I stopped buying clothes in 2019 and encourage you to join this more ethical and sustainable path as well! The fashion industry is, sadly, one of the greatest polluters. Luckily, designing clothes and making them it is much easier than we are made to believe. I am here to help you to become your very own fashion designer. All courses are 100% online and are yours for life <3

SEWING & FASHION DESIGN FOR KIDS (8-12YRS)

A course designed to inspire kids to create, design and make their own clothes in a fun yet effective way!

BASIC WARDROBE FOR BEGINNERS

Want to make your own clothes but don't know where to start? Try this course! Simple techniques to make your own patterns & a new wardrobe!

UPCYCLING BASICS

Sometimes clothes get old. Is that it? Not necessarily: I'll show you a few techniques & teach you how to give your old clothes new life!

SEWING MACHINE CRASH COURSE

Don't know where to start with a sewing machine? This course is made for you! We'll guide you through the basic steps & settings!

THE HOODY DRESS

A good hoody dress is comfy and life saving when you "have nothing to wear". Length, size, sleeves, pockets, fabric: all for you to decide!

OVERSIZED BLOUSE & DRESS (PATTERN AND MINI COURSE)

This is a mini course that comes with a pattern and short video explanations how to make a blouse or a dress from our collection Valencia.

CLUB & FESTIVAL WEAR made simple

Do you enjoy good music but feel like you have nothing to wear to a club? With this course you'll learn to make your own outfits in no time!

THREE COURSES: BASIC WARDROBE, CLUB WEAR & HOODY DRESS

Get all three courses for a special price! Basic wardrobe and Club wear do have similar lessons, but club wear is a more extensive course.

Gift vouchers

We had so many requests to add gift vouchers and here it is!  If you'd like to purchase one (or a few) of our courses as a present, please drop us a message first and we will explain how it works. We will design a personalised voucher with a custom code that you can send via email or print it out!

Testimonials

On "Hoody dress" course: "I enjoyed this class. The instructions were clear. I feel like I could make this dress. In fact I want to make this dress many times! Thank you Liza! I look forward to more video lessons. I will submit my dress once I make it."
Raquel Luce
On "Basic Wardrobe" course: "I didn't know that sewing could be THAT simple. Thank you Liza! I have made my first garment and it feels so good! Now I am full of ideas to make more things, to upcycle and to create!"
Georgie Blackfield
On "Basic wardrobe" course: Initially I bought the course for myself but soon realised I could make clothes for my daughter too! Brilliant course!! Easy to follow and I'm really excited about what I'm going to make!
Meghan
On "Basic wardrobe" course: The course is really good, but I was hoping for more information about using the sewing machine. The brochure is a great help.
Susan P.