Youth / Adult Dressmaker
Sewing machines are available but students are encouraged to bring their own machines for practice and familiarity.
SKILLS: Setting design goals for the year
Learning how to shop and alter preprinted patterns for original designs
SKILLS: Sewing machine, cutting and ironing safety refresher
SKILLS: Pattern format refresher, discuss Vogue, Burda patterns
SKILLS: Creating a skirt and/or bodice sloper for use in pattern drafting
PROJECTS: Multiple projects of your choice
Altering sloper pattern to create a pattern to fit original design(s)
Cutting and assembling original design(s)
Learning couture techniques depending on design requirements
Rolling interlinings, flat lining, closures, hand finishing
SKILLS: Discussing industrial time saving techniques
SKILLS: Embellishment experimentation/surface technique
Quilting, appliqué, embroidery, tucking, texture, patching, etc.