This course is for students who want to learn how to design, construct, and sew their own garments, including patternmaking. Students begin by developing original pattern blocks to explore pattern drafting and draping, then document their three-dimensional exploration with photography and/or drawing. Combining inspirational visits to SAIC's Fashion Resource Center and the Art Institute of Chicago with research and sketchbook assignments, students develop their own concepts and designs from flat and paper patterns to final fabric construction. Students utilize a wide variety of materials to build conceptual and construction skills including paper, muslin, second-hand clothing, and fabric off the bolt. The work produced in this class allows students to reflect and expand on their own personal style while learning the skills to construct a garment from start to finish.
*NOTE: Previous figure drawing experience preferred; fashion design experience is beneficial. Students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework/research and after-studio hours projects.
Full Tuition Cost: $3,332
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost.
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|Class meeting time||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Class meeting days||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Building and room||Sullivan Center 703|