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Sewing Techniques: Below the Belt

In this course, students learn the necessary techniques to assemble garments that cover the lower half of the female form. Instruction will focus on developing skills to create flies, hems, and waistbands. While learning industry-standard techniques and tips, students sew a pair of trousers and lined pencil skirt. Students will leave with the ability to transfer their skills to commercial patterns or their own designs. Prerequisite(s): Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals or prior sewing experience.

Faculty member, Kylee Alexander is an American fashion designer specializing in fur design, conceptual womenswear and traditional craftsmanship. Kylee received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in fashion design and textiles, and began her career by working as a studio assistant for the visual artist Nick Cave. Kylee Alexander is a Lecturer in Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017, Kylee founded her eponymous label, which focuses on developing conceptual womenswear fashion and fur collections with a focus on sustainability, commitment to craftsmanship, and using fur to create original textile designs. In addition, she is also a co-founder of She Makes Chicago and is dedicated to improving the landscape for creative entrepreneurship within her city. 

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Class meeting time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Class meeting days Thursday
Building and room Online
Course number 1068
Course instructor Kylee Marisa Alexander