Garment Construction

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Garment Construction at Pacific Design Academy

In this series of lecture and lab sessions students will learn about production patterns and the fashion industry techniques used in garment sewing. Participants will be introduced to the industrial sewing machine and serger and build a reference book of samples using industry standard construction techniques. The characteristics of a production pattern will be introduced and students will learn about the industry seam allowances and pattern markings that make sewing faster, easier and more economical. This course is a perfect for those wanting to elevate their sewing skills or those looking to apply to a full time fashion program in the future.
*Some sewing experience is helpful but not necessary.

Course Length: 6 weeks long, 36 hours instructional time.

Course Dates: Next classes begin May 2nd, 2017.

Times: 5:30-8:30pm. Days: Twice a week – Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Fee: $495.00

Unfortunately, classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled. Should this occur, a full refund will be issued. So don't delay, register today!

Please call 250-383-3631 for more information.


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Course Breakdown

Class 1 - Fabric Terminology: Grainlines and Muslin Prep
Intro to Industrial Sewing Machines
Sewing Practice: Getting Comfortable with the Industrial Machine
Sewing Sample Cutting and Prep

Class 2 - The Industry Production Pattern: Seam Allowances and Pattern Markings-lecture
Industry Lay-Up and Cutting Techniques-lecture
Stitching Samples

Class 3 - Seams and Seam Finishes

Class 4 - Corners and Curves, Darts

Class 5 - Zippers: Centered, Lapped, Invisible, Fly Front

Class 6 - Pockets: Patch, Slash, Inseam

Class 7 - Pockets: Bellow, Welt

Class 8 - Waistbands, Shirt Collar

Class 9 - Plackets: Sleeve, Neckline

Class 10 - Cuffs

Class 11 - Facings

Class 12 - Hand Sewing: Buttons, Thread Loops, Hems