7 weeks long. Meets once a week for 3 hours. Includes access to more than 14 hours of video tutorials.
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In this first of five levels, students will continue to develop an understanding of sewing construction techniques. Students will learn the construction of the basic bodice set-in sleeves and facing.
They will also learn how to make the basic skirt with waistband, a top with tuck darts and a top with a self-facing and collar.
Certification of completion included after completing Garment Construction 5
List of Materials for Garment Construction 1
- 5 yards of printed cotton
- 1 invisible zipper of 11 inches or longer - skirt
- 1 invisible zipper of 24 inches or longer- sheath dress
- 1 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing
- 5 yards of 1 ½” folded bias tape or you can cut your own
- 3 yards of hem ribbon to match the color of the cotton
- 8 1” or 3/4” buttons
Zippers can be purchased at the school.
*We update the course material list every 4 months, course instructors can request extra supplies not listed in the original material list.
Garment Construction 1
Sep-Oct 2022 [Fall A]
Monday from 10am-1pm. In the classroom
- OFF Sep. 5th for Labor Day
Sep. 12, 19, 26th
Oct. 3, 10, 17th
Thursday from 6-9pm. In the classroom
Sep. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29th
Oct. 6, 13th
Terms: Students are responsible to buy all the materials and supplies for the course including any mandatory textbooks. Make sure to read the “materials list” corresponding to this course or ask the school for one before paying for the course. Failure to obtain the supplies or some of it will limit your ability to complete course assignments. We update the course material list every 4 months, course instructors can request extra supplies for the course not listed in the original material list.
Each course is 7-weeks and a total of 21 hours, if you miss 6 or more hours on the 7 week period you automatically fail the course and need to pay and retake again.
Students need to be in class on time, instructors may deny entrance to class session if you are 10 or more minutes late.
We take pride in our curriculum and our students need to meet the school's expectations. The student is responsible for completing each and every class assignment, failure to this will result into failing the course. When receiving a quiz, only a “B” /80 or more is a passing grade for our courses.
This course is about practicing and each class section requires a least 3-5 hours of practice at home.
School staff might take pictures and or videos for social media and by attending this course you agree to be pictured in any of those promotional materials.
Cancellation and refund policy: Space and scheduling is limited at The Fashion Institute of South Florida. Therefore, if students decide to cancel their registration for any reason within 15 days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $100.00 cancellation fee. If students decide to cancel their registration for any reason, within 7 days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $200.00 cancellation fee. The cost of the course is not refundable after the 1st day of class. TFISF reserves the right to cancel any class by low enrollment and to postpone classes due to circumstances beyond The Fashion Institute of South Florida’s control. We make every effort to notify students of postponements and cancellations at least 48 hours before the first scheduled class. TFISF may elect to postpone a class in order to receive additional registrations to meet minimum enrollment requirements. Refund and cancellation policies are strictly enforced.
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