Zippers, buttons and hemlines change over the years, but the fashion industry never goes out of style. If you like the idea of making clothes, you might be a good match for this program. You will learn:
- Basic to advanced apparel construction skills
- Fabric identification and selection, and pattern selection
- Variety of measurement and fitting methods
- Selection, care, and use of various types of sewing machines
- Commercial, custom, and timesaving technologies and techniques
- Professional standards of workmanship
- Traditional and contemporary tailoring methods
The program is a sequence of three classes (CLTX 620 Sewing Fundamentals, CLTX 630 Sewing Like a Professional, and CLTX 635 Contemporary Tailoring) that will prepare students for jobs in the fashion industry. Advanced skills will help you become marketable as a seamstress, an alterations expert, or as a tailor in the wholesale or retail clothing markets.
Employment opportunities also exist within the theatre and entertainment industry. Skills learned are valuable for people who want to start their own business in custom or niche market sewing operations including teaching.