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Apparel Development I

Fashion Design B.F.A. – Florence

Apparel Development I – FASH 230 – Credits: 3 – Contact Hours: 90

A technical method in creating a garment is the step of patternmaking. Designers often manipulate pre-existing patterns to create new, unique creations that can be used in the development of their apparel. Students enrolled in Apparel Development I will learn basic patternmaking with dart and princess line variations as well as manipulating patterns to create new inspiration for a piece of clothing.

Apparel Development I is part of a three-course set within the Fashion Design Bachelor’s degree at Marist-LdM.

Patternmaking I Course Overview

The fundamentals of patternmaking will be incorporated into two course projects. Students will first learn how to make a shirt in several variations including A-shape, gathered, yoke, and bodice. Incorporating darts and princess lines throughout to understand the technical skills associated in apparel development. The second project will be the creation of collars and sleeves. This course is designed to teach students about design possibilities and limits associated with developing apparel.

Apparel Development is an introductory course without prerequisites. It is recommended for students to complete Design Sewing Techniques prior to taking either of the Apparel Development courses.

This course is listed at Marist-LdM under Patternmaking I, FAS 180. Contact Marist-LdM to acquire more information about the benefits of studying Fashion Design at the branch campus in Florence, Italy.