Fashion Design Classes

 

Intro to Industrial Sewing - Straight Stitch Machines

If you are ready to move from a domestic sewing machine to an industrial sewing machine, this class will get you started.

$60

Intro to Industrial Sewing - Overlock Machines

If you are ready to move from a domestic serger to an industrial overlock machine, this class will get you started.

$60

 

Drawing Technical Flats

This class covers the necessary components needed to communicate design concepts to patternmakers and manufacturers for prototyping.

$60

Flat Pattern Design I Series

You have design ideas, but don’t know where to start in making them a reality. In this class, you will learn the basics of drafting a pattern.

4 weeks (8 sessions of 3 Hrs)
$500

 

Flat Pattern Design II Series

You've drafted some basic patterns and now you're ready to add more techniques to your pattern making skill set. In this class, all students will use the same size for the basic torso and sleeve blocks so that the focus is on learning additional techniques, such as collars, kimono, dolman, and raglan.

4 weeks (8 sessions of 3 Hrs)
$500

Elements of a Garment Series

Over the course of this class you will create a reference binder of sewing techniques. We will dissect garments and examine each constructed detail.

4 weeks (8 sessions of 3 Hrs)
$500

 

Pattern Grading

Pattern Grading is the process where bigger and smaller sizes are created from the base size or master pattern. In this 2-day series, you will learn two different methods to manually grade a pattern. We will discuss grade rules and practice grading the basic blocks: skirt, bodice, sleeve, and pants. This class is intended for both home stitchers and fashion design students.

$120

Intro to Textiles & Trade Show Field Trip

In the first session, you will learn about different properties of fabric, how textiles are produced, start a swatch book, and learn the lingo used in fabric sourcing.

In the second session, the class will travel to Dallas to attend the fabric & trim trade show and Golden D'or Fabrics. Transportation and lunch is included. You will be asked to sign a consent form before the trip.

$250

 

Draping Series I

This is an introduction to draping. In this series, we will cover different techniques and practice draping common designs on half-scale Wolf body forms. You will learn how to transfer designs to paper to create a working pattern. Lab time may be used to free drape your own designs.

4 weeks (8 sessions of 3 Hrs + optional lab time)
$500