This course is designed to meet the needs of experienced students interested in fashion and clothing construction, and who have successfully completed
Fashion I. Students will add to their portfolio and construct a garment with a collar, buttonholes, and set-in sleeves. Emphasis will be on creativity of design and more advanced sewing skills. Students will model their garments in a student produced fashion show. Students will be responsible for purchasing fabrics, patterns, and notions to complete their garment.
Interfacing is important for structure and stability in garments.
Facings finish a raw edge.
Lining can be used, inside a garment, for esthetics or warmth.
Specialty seams can be functional, as well as decorative.
There are different styles of sleeves.
A set-in sleeve encircles the armhole.
There are different styles of collars.
Buttonholes are on the right side of a woman's garment.
Hems can be sewn by hand or by machine.
There are different styles of pockets.
Fabric with a nap must have all pattern pieces cut and sewed in the same direction.
How do I choose an appropriate pattern for my skill level?
How do I choose an appropriate pattern for my size and body type?
What is an appropriate fabric for my pattern choice?
What is the cost to make a garment?
What is a set-in sleeve?
What is interfacing used for?
What are the different types of interfacing?
How do I attach interfacing?
What interfacing is best suited for my garment?
What are facings used for?
What are the different types of facings?
How do I attach facings to my garment?
What are specialty seams?
How do I construct a piped seam?
How do I construct a flat-fell seam?
What are specialty seam finishes?
How do I sew a bound seam finish?
What are various types of pockets and how do I construct them?
What are specialty hems and how do I sew them?
How do I sew a machine blind-stitched hem?
How do I sew a machine flat-lock hem?
How do I sew a slant-stitched hem by hand?
What are different types of collars?
How do I construct a collar?
What is the difference between set-in, raglan and kimono sleeves?
How do I sew a set-in sleeve?
How do I sew a buttonhole?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
Facing Flat collar Flat-lock hem
Extended facing Standing collar Slant-stitched hem
Fitted facing Rolled collar Edge-stitched hem
Bias facing Flat-fell seam Blind-stitched hem
Interfacing Piped seam Fly front
Set-in sleeve Ease-stitch Lapel
Kimono sleeve Under-stitching Lining
Raglan sleeve Nap (fabric)
In-seam pocket Fusible
Patch pocket Cap (sleeve)
Front hip pocket
Course Units / Topics of Study:
Unit II: Interfacing and Facings
Unit III: Advanced Construction Techniques
Unit IV: Hems
Unit V: Collars
Unit VI: Sleeves
Unit VII: Pockets