In this hands-on course, students will work on one costume project from concept to execution. Before the start of term, inspiration images and sketches detailing proposed project are expected so that sewing patterns can be provided. The design should be for the whole body and can be anything from formalwear to historical reproduction; casual, sports, and daywear excluded. Skills covered: pattern alteration, couture construction and finishing, working with difficult materials, and fitting techniques. Intermediate to advanced sewing skills, i.e. basic hand and machine sewing, work with sewing patterns (commercial or your own), and have constructed several garments.
Introduction to Corsetry
In this course students will build one basic corset. A corset is a good gateway sewing project because it utilizes relatively simple sewing skills to achieve an end product with “wow” effect. Skills covered: commercial paper pattern use and alteration, basic sewing, setting grommets, and fitting. A history of the corset is included. Because we are remote, beginning machine sewing experience is required. Also, must have access to sewing machine, iron, and ironing board plus basic sewing tools. Each student will be required to purchase materials totaling approximately $90.