The Fashion Design and Sewing: Adult Continuing Education course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago teaches students the fundamentals of sewing, how to create hems and bodices, and garment design and construction.
School: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Course: Fashion Design and Sewing Courses: Adult Continuing Education
Location: Chicago, USA – online and in-person options available
Course dates: Variable, with courses commencing in spring, summer, fall and winter
Application deadline: continuous enrolment
Adult Continuing Education courses in Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are offered both online and in person. Students of all experience levels are welcome, from those who are learning to sew for the first time, to students with experience who are interested in advancing their skills in garment construction and fashion design.
Course includes Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals, in which students learn fundamental seams and finishes used in garment construction, and proper copying, cutting, and sewing of patterns. Students will create a personal library of seam samples and apply the techniques in two basic projects. No previous sewing experience is necessary.
In Sewing Techniques: Below the Belt, students learn how to create flies, hems, and waistbands. Students will sew a pair of pants and a lined skirt, and will leave with the ability to transfer their skills to commercial patterns or their own designs.
In Patternmaking and Construction: Above the Waist, students draft a basic bodice from personal measurements or a dress form to create a professional sloper, as well as sleeves, collars, a button-down shirt, and a lined, zippered shell. This course results in a bodice of the student's own design.
Top image: the fashion resource center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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