You are full of ideas about new clothing designs. Before you could learn to sew and make them, you have to put those ideas on paper. CAD programs like Adobe Illustrator will help you draw them, but before you can start using any CAD programs effectively, you need to understand how the fashion croquis is drawn using pencil and paper.
In this class you will start to learn to draw fashion figures with pencil and paper. Then you will refine your technique with a specific focus on drawing faces, hair, hands, and feet. Next will come the action figure followed by clothes and fabric texture using color pencils, markers, and water colors.
Prerequisites: None Supplies: All supplies will be provided. Class Duration: 2 hours per session Price: $175 per 4 session package Age: 13-adult Maximum Class Size: 4 students
Basic Block Pattern Making
We will start by making the basic sloper using your own measurements. First, you will draft a skirt sloper. Second, moving on to the bodice sloper, collar, and sleeves, which will help you design and construct blouses and shirts. Third, the torso sloper will help you with dresses, jackets, and coats.
Here you will make blocks using your measurements. Then using muslin sew the sloper and adjust and fit the sloper to your body.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Sewing Machineor basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine and how to sew using a commercial pattern. Supplies: All supplies will be provided.
Class Duration: 2 hours per session Price: $175 per 4 session package Age: 13-adult Maximum Class Size: 4 students
Intermediate Series Pattern Making
Intermediate Patternmaking will start with making garments using your slopers from Basic Block Pattern Making.
You will learn how to manipulate darts to change the design using techniques like gathering, pleats, flares, and tucks. You will be able to make variation of skirt, blouse, trousers, jacket sleeves and collars. This series will run for 8 to 10 sessions.
Prerequisites: Basic Block Pattern Making Supplies: All supplies will be provided.
Class Duration: 2 hours per session Price: $180 per 4 session package Age: 13-adult Maximum Class Size: 4 students