Camp Fashionista

Camp Fashionista


Camp Fashionista is a unique fashion design school for children and adults founded by Dori Duncan in 2010, offering beginning sewing and fashion illustration classes in San Jose. Our classes, camps and fashion birthday parties provide an introduction to all aspects of fashion design, allowing budding designers to take their first steps in to the exciting world of fashion design.

Dori Duncan is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, teacher, and mother, who has traveled the world designing for over 30 years. Originally from Los Angeles, Dori now calls the Bay Area home and has worn many hats in the fashion industry, from corporate environments to running her own label. Dori has studied fashion design and pattern-making at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) and ESMOD (Paris, France), laying the foundation for a successful career. Her recent launch of "Camp Fashionista," a design school located in San Jose, CA, for both children and adults, allows her to share her passion and inspire the next generation of designers.

Classes For Ages 7 & Up No Materials Required

Even if you have taken these drawing classes before, you can repeat them and get something new out of them every time! Practice, Practice, Practice!


  • Birthday Party
  • Baby / Bridal Shower
  • Girl Scout
  • Brownie Troop Project
  • Ladies Night In

Original Pajama Pants

Make your own PJs, then go have a sleep-over in them, with all of your friends! You bring in the fabric you love, we have fun learning to sew, and then you and your friends each go home with a cute pair of P.J. pants you made yourself! Ladies, this would be a fun one for you and your friends too.

American Girl Doll Outfits

Choose from p.j. pants, a skirt, a top, or an apron. I have a tiny tea set the dolls can have a tea party with, after the girls make them something new to wear.

Lined Tote Bag

Bring in the fabric of your choice and turn it into a bag you'll use to fashionably transport everything from books for school to clothes for dance class, or all of the other stuff you need to tote around!

Messenger Bag

Make this cool across the body messenger bag that's fully lined to carry all of your stuff in style.

Fashion Illustration

Come learn how to draw the industry standard nine head fashion figure in the correct fashion proportions, beautifully colored and shaded wearing an adorable outfit designed by you. Each girl will take home a full color drawing, that she can proudly hang in her room and inspire future designs!

Fashion Paper Dolls

For the younger kids, make fashionable paper dolls and decorate them with fabric and embellishments to create your own great designs! By the end of the party, every participant will have a doll and several outfits to take home and play with.

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