Saturday, May 14, 2016

Fashion Design Classes in Central Pennsylvania

SHEILA FRANK is proud to announce our Fashion Design Program! Sewing, Pattern Making and Design Classes begin this Summer 2016.
Central PA will soon become a fashion hot spot.

Sewing 101 (4 weeks; 12 course hours $180)
Machine threading and operation, Textile construction and selection, Pattern layout and cutting techniques, Seaming and topstitching, Applying interfacing, Incorporating a lining, Zipper installation, Attaching hardware (snaps, D-rings)

Sewing 201 (4 weeks; 12 course hours $180)
Prerequisite Sewing 101
Introduction to pattern size charts and choosing an appropriate size, Pattern layout and cutting on-grain, Seam finishes (you will develop a portfolio of seam finishes), Neckline finishes: bias binding or facing applications, Hemming

Pattern 101 / Cut and Sew (4 weeks; 12 course hours $200)
Understanding how to read a pattern and lay out fabric to cut and sew. This class will have the student sew the garment from a store bought pattern.

Pattern 201 / Pattern Manipulation (4 weeks; 12 course hours $200)
Prerequisite Pattern 101

Using a store bought pattern the student will learn to change the silhouette and design something truly unique. This class will have the student sew the garment from a manipulated store bought pattern.

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Intro to Fashion (6 weeks; 18 course hours $375)
You will be introduced to the world of fashion through the exploration of trends and designers. Also learn about haute couture and ready-to-wear. Also journey through the history of fashion and learn terminology of fashion through the ages.  

Fashion Concepts & Illustration (8 weeks; 24 course hours $485)
Develop a visual fashion collection through the exploration of history, trends and fashion designers. Start with a sketchbook to express your ideas and learn to illustrate the traditional fashion figure to create a collection board/ mood board and a finished portfolio illustration.

Concept to Construction (12 weeks; 36 course hours $565)
Prerequisite Pattern 301
The foundation of the design process is pattern drafting and garment construction. Learn how to draft and adjust a basic sloper pattern, fit muslin and choose the right fabric for your garment. 

Fashion Portfolio Prep (12 weeks ; 36 course hours $565)
Students will design 6-8 Collections. Each Collection will derive from an Inspiration/Mood Board, Design Illustrations, Flat Drawing, and Fabric Swatches. This class will have a Juried exhibition at the Sheila Frank Showroom. This is great preparation for College interviews!

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