Design Academy Book

The 12 Layers Of Professional Doll Clothes Design


Are you ready to design amazing doll clothes?

Why you should buy this book, (by Cinnamon Miles)…

Some people wonder how I’m able to sell my outfits for over $100 on EBay. They just can’t understand it. in my view it all comes down to effective design, and learning the principles and concepts.

I guess I was lucky, when I was eight I became incredibly focused on sewing doll clothes for my 17-inch Kimberly doll. She needed clothes, and I wanted to learn how to make her everything I saw in catalogs and magazines. I was passionate.

Luckily my mom had worked as a seamstress for a fashion label in Los Angeles. She was a terrific teacher. By coincidence my grandma had a friend who worked for Bob Mackie, my original inspiration, and she’d give me scraps of material to use for my projects. Those lucky breaks allowed me to get an amazing education in doll clothes construction and design. I’ve refined and enhanced those techniques over the years.

All these years later, I am still passionate about sewing doll clothes.

So why should you buy this book? The Design Academy book is the boiled down, systematically outlined 12-step process I learned from these gifted experts. It’s my way of passing on what I’ve learned. It’s written so that everyone can understand it – even elementary school girls. I don’t just describe each layer of design, I show you beautifully illustrated examples, based on my work, so that you can learn and apply every layer. If you want to learn how to do what I do, then this book is a great start.

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Design Academy Book


Q: What’s the difference between the book and the full Design Academy?

A: The book presents the 12 layers of design, in a chapter format, as information. There are no worksheets, fill-in-the-blanks, or exercises to complete – just an in-depth explanation of the 12 layers of design. The Design Academy course is a 1 month program, with exercises, assignments, and activities designed to help you understand and implement the 12 layers. The course comes with  a complimentary  PDF version of the book that you can veiw on a computer or tablet. The full color paperback book can be purchased separately.

Q: Is this about how to make patterns or sketch out designs?

A: No, the information in the book, and the Design Academy are both focused on actually creating outfits, and the elements involved in making effective outfits, not drawing or pattern making.