Fashion Design Certificate
The Fashion Design Certificate program has been restructured and is now titled, the Fashion Design Program with stand-alone classes. We are no longer offering a Fashion Design Certificate Program. The Fashion Design Program is designed for students who share a love for fashion, design and sewing. The courses give an insight to the fashion industry for personal or career interest. The classes are designed to help students enhance their own design skills; translate concepts onto paper and learn basic sewing techniques. Classes have been extended to seven weeks (with exception of patternmaking classes which remains at eight weeks).
For more information, contact: Continuing Education at (215) 968-8409 (option #6), or email@example.com
Program and Course Descriptions:
Fashion Design I
Students will learn the basic understanding of fashion design - from design principles, the fashion design cycle and how to translate a source of inspiration into a design collection. Class will focus on the women’s wear market.
Students will learn how to draw a fashion figure. They will design an original collection and dress the figure with attention to garment details and fabric rendering.
Student will learn the fundamentals of sewing which includes hand and machine sewing and knowledge of various seasonal fabrics. They will sew a pin cushion, pillowcase and bag. Students must bring their own sewing machine.
(prerequisite – Sewing I or permission of instructor)
Students will build upon the fundamentals of sewing learning pattern layout and construction methods. They will sew one or more simple garments. Students must bring their own sewing machine.
(prerequisite – Sewing II or permission of instructor)
Do you have an unfinished sewing project? Perhaps you want to learn a new sewing skill? Receive expert instruction to bring your (old or new) sewing project to completion. Students must bring their own sewing machine.
Students will learn how to take measurements and to translate measurements into a pattern (sloper) that can be used to create a clothing design to fit an individual.
(prerequisite – Patternmaking I)
Students will continue with techniques learned in Patternmaking I.
Electives: (choose 2)
- Pattern Drafting II (prerequisite: Basic Garment Construction & Pattern Drafting I)
- Sewing Techniques I (prerequisite: Basic Garment Construction)
- Sewing Techniques II (prerequisite: Sewing Techniques I)
- A drawing or painting class
- A computer-aided design class such as Photoshop or Illustrator
BASIC GARMENT CONSTRUCTION WSMCE 3713 C01
Learn the fundamentals of sewing including hand and machine sewing, how to select fabrics based on style and fabric, pattern layout and construction methods. You will complete one simple garment. Materials list will be mailed prior to first class; approximate cost $80. Bring your portable sewing machine to class. Paula Molino-Wolff
6 Wed, 6/13-7/25, 6:30-9:30 pm
PATTERN DRAFTING I WSMCE 3714 C01
Students will learn to take measurements and to translate these measurements into a pattern (sloper) that can be used to create any design and create a perfect fit. Materials list will be mailed prior to first class. Virginia Buck
8 Wed, 4/5-5/24, 6:30-9:30
SEWING TECHNIQUES I WSMCE 3716 C01
No more will you have to hear, "That looks homemade." This course will teach you sewing techniques to improve your finished garment andgive it that "professional" flair. Materials list will be mailed prior to first class. Bring your portable sewing machine to class.
8 Wed, 5/31-7/19, 6:30-9:30
Fashion Design I WSMCE 3718 C01
Students will learn the basic understanding of fashion design - from design principles, the fashion design cycle and how to translate a source of inspiration into a design collection. Class will focus on the women’s wear market. Bring your portable sewing machine to class.
Fashion Illustration WSMCE 3719 C01
Channel your creativity with fashion illustration..! Express your style and enrich your drawing and painting skills as you create your own trendy fashion line with innovative prints, patterns, and trendy palettes! With inspiration from the remarkable works of fashion illustrators from around the world, you will learn how to develop contextual and conceptual ideas for your designs and how to illustrate the elongated, glamorous human figures! Enjoy this insightful program as you experiment with engaging techniques through the use of mixed media and expand your fashion portfolio! Art supplies will be provided for the class, in-studio use only.