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Oh, those Little Black Dresses....

 

Interested in learning how to sew a Little Black Dress?

Want to lean pattern-making techniques from individual body measurements and draft your own "LBD" pattern?

The Division of Textiles and Apparel is offering two workshops starting June 12, 2017 that can be taken separately or as a 2-week unit.

Space is limited.

 

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Overview of My Little Black Dresses Fashion Design Workshops

June 12-16, 10am-4pm in Gearing Hall: Workshop One involves the selection of fabric and construction techniques. $750

June 19-23, 10am-4pm in Gearing Hall: Workshop Two applies two-dimensional patternmaking methods and skills. $850 (there is a discount for combining both weeks; please contact Ockhee Bego if you need to pay in increments)

Instructor: Ockhee Bego

Combined, these workshop courses provide an understanding of fundamental sewing techniques, dress construction procedures and application of current trends and the basic principles of patternmaking. As a final project, a dress (dresses) will be developed, created and produced.

Both workshops follow industrial sample room practices and procedures. While they are not substitutes for a degree, these conferences provide comprehensive coverage of a particular topic (Dress Specialist) and grant a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop and conference.


 

MLBD™ Workshop One

Fashion Construction for Beginners:  Joy of Sewing: My Little Black Dresses™

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This course introduces students to basic professional techniques used in the construction of designers' sample garments. Sewing techniques - including cutting, hand stitching, seam and hem finishes, pocket construction, pressing, and finishing – all of the basic garment construction techniques are explored.

Skills and techniques learned in this workshop will guide students to develop, create and produce a sample couturier dress in woven or woven-type fabrics, using industrial or personal equipment currently used in the fashion industry.

Prerequisite: No Sewing experience required, Valid driver license

Dates: June 12, 2017 – June 16, 2017

Format: Two hours of lecture and three hours of workshop per day (total 30 hours)
10:00 - 12:00 Lecture
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch, BYOL
1:00 – 4:00 Workshop Lab

Supplies, Tools & Equipment: Provided

Snacks and Refreshments: Provided

Parking: Provided

Costs: Non-Refundable
Workshop Conference One – $ 750.00
Both Workshop Conference One and Two - $ 1500.00 (Discount $100.00)

Location: GEA 211, School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Science, UT Austin


 

MLBD™ Workshop Two

Fashion Apparel Patternmaking for Beyond Beginners: Joy of Patternmaking: My Little Black Dresses™

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This course is to introduce students to the concept of Sloper (Basic Pattern Blocks), the foundation of all flat pattern creation. A sloper can be created to simulate a garment being constructed for any body shape therefore enabling designers to make design patterns quickly and accurately. This will allow students to produce effective and accurate industry standard pattern slopers for individual body types, which will result in properly measured garment fit and size samples. Using specific body measurements, students will draft Basic Sloper and Dress Sloper. Utilizing the basic dress sloper, students will develop original dress designs; create patterns and apply proper construction techniques to produce a one of kind dress.

Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills and fundamental mathematic knowledge, Valid driver license

Dates: June 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017

Format: Two hours of lecture and three hours of workshop per day (total 30 hours):
10:00 - 12:00 Lecture
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch, BYOL
1:00 – 4:00 Workshop Lab

Supplies, Tools & Equipment: Provided

Snacks and Refreshments: Provided

Parking: Provided

Costs: Non-Refundable
Workshop Conference Two – $ 850.00
Both Workshop Conference One and Two - $ 1500.00 (Discount $100.00)

Location: GEA 211, School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Science, UT Austin