The fashion Patternmaking is an intensive skill-building course the course enables students to become industry proficient in patternmaking, design, fit and production. The course is self-paced, but all students work through the same curriculum. A small class size of 12 allows for individual attention. Students produce garments throughout their studies and create a cohesive 8-piece line of clothing as their final project.
Some sewing experience is required. Students attend a 3-hour class at least once a week with three to six hours of homework assigned each week. Students learn proper sewing techniques such as sewing buttonholes, how to insert zippers, how to use bias tape, twill tape and piping, top stitching, edge stitching, and under stitching, as well as how to sew French seams, flat-felled seams, slot seams and more. Students will walk away from the class with a sample binder of instructions and sewn examples. This class will aid both the beginner and the advanced sewer. Students attend a three to six-hour class once a week for eight weeks. Expect three hours of homework between classes.