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Swimwear Fabric Guide

Swimwear Fabric Guide

Many factors play into a perfectly fitted swimsuit. Probably our favorite and most important element is the fabric. Swimwear fabric is the most hardworking textile because it needs to perform and hold up to physical and environmental stresses such as stretch, salt,...

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Rucht D’Oleo’s Style Week Jamaica Experience

Rucht D’Oleo’s Style Week Jamaica Experience

It was about a month ago when I received an email from the communication coordinator at SAINT International Jamaica, Tashi Barton. I soon learned that Saint International is the lead modeling agency in Jamaica. The email was an informal invite to be a part of the...

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What is Seam Line Ease?

What is Seam Line Ease?

Here at Fashion Institute of South Florida, we are always on the lookout for the best resources that will benefit our students' education. So when we see something good, we share it! I came across Ms. Alexandra Morgan and her website, In-House Pattern Studio. She...

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Student Spotlight: Alena Bondar

Student Spotlight: Alena Bondar

We are incredibly proud to present this month’s student spotlight, Alena Bondar. This Miami-based designer from Belarus was among the first to graduate The Fashion Program last year and is now onto great things with her brand, AV Collection. Not only was she one of...

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Dear Future, We’re Ready!

Dear Future, We’re Ready!

On April 7th, FISFL attended EcoTech Vision’s Green Vibez party, a showcase of sustainable ideas, businesses, and people who want a greener future. There was so much to enjoy as we feasted on a tasty, organic stir-fry buffet and scrumptious Tequila cocktails with One...

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Drafting Patterns for Knits vs Woven Fabrics

Drafting Patterns for Knits vs Woven Fabrics

Many students and home sewers ask if knit and woven patterns can be interchangeable. Typically, you would not use a woven fabric for a knit pattern. However, you may use a knit fabric for some woven patterns in certain scenarios. The main thing to think about in the...

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Field Trip to the Garment Factory!

Field Trip to the Garment Factory!

Did you know there were garment factories right here in Miami? As part of the How to Start your Clothing Line Course, the Fashion Institute of South Florida took several of its students (including one Instagram contest winner!) to visit a few little-known factories...

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Fabric Shopping Tips

Fabric Shopping Tips

Fabric shopping is one of the most exciting aspects of the design process. It can also be one of the most overwhelming if you don’t go into it with a clear idea of what you want. You may find yourself buying way more than what you need or making something totally...

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