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Fashion Drafting and Sewing

Fashion Drafting and Sewing
  • Fashion Drafting and Sewing
  • Fashion Drafting and Sewing
  • Fashion Drafting and Sewing

Throughout history sewing has been an important skill. Allowing families and communities to produce their own clothes and other items, the importance of sewing cannot be underestimated. For many people it is one of the most important skills to know how to do – and has many benefits. Sewing has physical, emotional and intellectual benefits.  For some it is a profession and for others it is for hobby.  Sewing promotes physical coordination, use of all five senses, enhances self esteem and body image, as well as building confidence and creativity.  Designers who take on drafting and sewing learn that it’s not the body that is supposed to fit the clothing, rather the clothing to fit the body type.  That is why learning the art of drafting and sewing enables us to make alterations and create perfect fitting clothing.  Sewing is a form of engineering.  The way you construct a piece of clothing relates to the way you construct an office building.  Designers learn many skills that will satisfy their personal needs.  They will be much more educated when shopping for clothing.  They will have the advantage over others to design and create their own one-of-a-kind pieces, they can also alter and re-create clothing they have purchased to better suit their body type.  They will be knowledgeable in quality and manufacturing costs of clothing, which will make them a more experienced consumer to compare value and price.  If you wish to be a designer in the fashion industry, learning the fine art of drafting and sewing is essential to start your brand.  The process is rewarding and the creative skills you will develop are invaluable and highly admirable.  It is an art form that has started many years ago, that only very few are experienced with today.

Programs:

 FALL TERM (Sept.-Dec.-16 weeks)

WINTER TERM (Jan.-Apr.-12 weeks)

SPRING TERM (Apr.-Jun.-12 weeks)

SUMMER TERM (Jul.-Aug. -8 weeks)

Beginner Sewing 

Learning the fundamentals of sewing at such a young age sparks creative development in the mind.  It is a useful skill that will exercise and increase cognitive development in children.  They will learn creativity, problem solving, fine motor skills, precision, multi-tasking and coordination.  This program will provide students with projects that will introduce all the basic concepts, skills and techniques to sew.  They will become familiar with the tools and their function and grow confidence to use them correctly.  A 20 minute break will be given half way into the class.  Students may bring maintenance free and peanut free snacks.  We require clean workstations at all times.

 

 

Intermediate Sewing Casual Wear

This program will provide students with instruction and experience constructing casual garments.  Students can choose from a selection of garments that they can alter to their preference and style interests.  They will learn the process, skills and techniques required to perfect and create beautifully crafted pieces.  Emphasis will be placed on precision, choice and care of fabric, as well as making simple fit and pattern alterations.  Highly recommended for students with hobby interests, professional development or portfolio preparation requirements.

 

 

Intermediate Sewing Formal Wear

This program will provide students with instruction and experience constructing formal wear garments.  Students can choose from a selection of garments that they can alter to their preference and style interests.  They will learn the process, skills and techniques required to perfect and create beautifully crafted pieces.  Emphasis will be placed on precision, choice and care of fabric as well as making simple fit and pattern alterations.  Highly recommended for students with hobby interests, professional development or portfolio preparation requirements.

 

 

Intermediate Drafting-Bodices

The art of drafting works hand-in-hand with the craft of sewing.  Knowledge in drafting will allow for better craftsmanship in sewing.  Understanding how garments are made will create further opportunity when manipulating designs, altering patterns or creating your own from scratch.  Students will review: dart manipulation, pleats, tucks, form and fit, industry standards, style and design details.  Highly recommended for students with hobby interests, professional development or portfolio preparation requirements.

 

 

Intermediate Drafting-Skirts 

The art of drafting works hand-in-hand with the craft of sewing.  Knowledge in drafting will allow for better craftsmanship in sewing.  Understanding how garments are made will create further opportunity when manipulating designs, altering patterns or creating your own from scratch.  Students will review: dart manipulation, pleats, tucks, form and fit, industry standards, style and design details.  Highly recommended for students with hobby interests, professional development or portfolio preparation requirements.

 

 

Advanced Sewing Casual Wear 

This program will provide students with advanced instruction and experience constructing casual garments.  Students can choose from a selection of intricate garments that they can alter to their preference and style interests.  They will learn the professional process, skills and techniques required to perfect and create beautifully crafted pieces.  Emphasis will be placed on precision, choice and care of fabric as well as making advanced fit and pattern alterations.  Highly recommended for students with hobby interests, professional development or portfolio preparation requirements.

 

 

Advanced Sewing Formal Wear 

This program will provide students with advanced instruction and experience constructing formal wear garments.  Students can choose from a selection of intricate garments that they can alter to their preference and style interests.  They will learn the professional process, skills and techniques required to perfect and create beautifully crafted pieces.  Emphasis will be placed on precision, choice and care of fabric as well as making advanced fit and pattern alterations.  Highly recommended for students with hobby interests, professional development or portfolio preparation requirements.

 

 

Advanced Drafting-Bodices 

The art of drafting works hand-in-hand with the craft of sewing.  Knowledge in drafting will allow for better craftsmanship in sewing.  Understanding how garments are made will create further opportunity when manipulating designs, altering patterns or creating your own from scratch.  Students will review: dart manipulation, pleats, tucks, form and fit, industry standards, style and design details.  They will also create their own custom sleeveless bodice block so they can create their own designs to fit their body types.  Highly recommended for students with hobby interests, professional development or portfolio preparation requirements.

 

 

 Advanced Drafting-Skirts 

The art of drafting works hand-in-hand with the craft of sewing.  Knowledge in drafting will allow for better craftsmanship in sewing.  Understanding how garments are made will create further opportunity when manipulating designs, altering patterns or creating your own from scratch.  Students will review: dart manipulation, pleats, tucks, form and fit, industry standards, style and design details.  They will also create their own custom skirt block so they can create their own designs to fit their body types.  Highly recommended for students with hobby interests, professional development or portfolio preparation requirements.

 

 

Advanced Draping, Drafting, Muslin & Garment Construction 

This program is provides highly specialized training for students who express a strong interest in fashion and wish to apply to post-secondary institutes for fashion design.  This is the perfect program for the aspiring designer as it is an all in one program that will require one year to complete.  Students will be taken through the process of garment draping, drafting, alterations, fabric choice, accessories, notions and construction.  Draping is a form of garment design that is not only creative, fun and interactive, but challenging at the same time.  Students enjoy the experience of draping because it begins with their imagination.