Monday thru Friday

July 17-21, 2023

10:00AM-5:00PM (30-minute break)

The swimwear category of the fashion industry has been growing very fast in the past few years.

Bathing suits are made from knit and stretch fabrics. Patterns and sewing techniques are different from woven fabrics. We start the class by explaining the difference between knit and woven fabrics, knit fabric properties, stretch and recovery factors, and how they affect the final garment fit.

Students will learn to make the bodysuit sloper/foundation pattern with a correct fit. From that sloper/foundation pattern, they can design any style of bathing suits, from one piece to two pieces. Students will then design and cut a one-piece swimsuit with lining. Participants will learn how to use the overlock machine and apply elastic and lining to complete a bathing suit. They will leave the course with a perfect bathing suit sloper/ foundation- value in over $300.00- and a complete one-piece bathing suit designed and made by them.

Certification of completion included.

REQUISITES: You need to know basic sewing and how to use the serger/over-lock machine. I addiction, IIntroduction to Pattern Making Workshop.

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  • MATERIAL LIST: Materials included

Terms: Students are responsible for being in class on time; an instructor might deny entrance to the class section if you are 15 or more minutes late. Lunch breaks are only 30 minutes, and students need to return to the classroom after lunch to be counted as an entire day of class. Students that missed more than one day of class will NOT receive a certificate of completion. School staff might take pictures and videos for social media, and by attending this course, you agreed to be pictured in any of those promotional materials.

Cancellation and refund policy for Intensive Summer Courses: Space and schedules are limited at Fashion Institute of Florida. Therefore, if a student decides to cancel their registration for any reason within 15 days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $500.00 cancellation fee. If the student decides to cancel their registration for any reason, within seven days from their 1st day of class, they will pay a $1000.00 cancellation fee.

The cost of the course is not refundable after the 1st day of class. FIF reserves the right to cancel any course by low enrollment and postpone classes due to circumstances beyond the Fashion Institute of Florida's control. We make every effort to notify students of postponements and cancellations at least 48 hours before the first scheduled class. FIF may elect to postpone a course beginning day to receive additional registrations to meet minimum enrollment requirements. Refund and cancellation policies are strictly enforced.

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During this one-week course, students are introduced to the world of fashion design by teaching them how to create a collection and how to follow fashion trends to create sellable styles. 


Students will learn all the basic techniques for sewing, hand sewing, machine sewing, seams, and seam finishes.



Students will be introduced to all pattern marking tools, supplies, and terminology during this course, as well as the three pattern-making methods.



A complete program designed for creative individuals that want to gain complete knowledge of the fashion industry.



"For years I have been dreaming about becoming a fashion designer but always found it to be unattainable. This school has changed that.
I leave every class so confident and excited about what I have learned and can’t wait to come back. The schedule, class size, cost, and talent of the professors are almost too good to be true. But trust me, they are."

Taylor Dorry, Student  -  2 APR 2019

"Hello Fashionistas! I really like taking classes at The Fashion Institute of South Florida. After many years of looking around for a good, affordable and flexible fashion school in Miami, I’m lucky enough to have found this. I have been learning so much with the classes and the schedule is very convenient for me. $$ is super inexpensive but yet professional. I’m almost ready to enter to fashion world and launch my own clothing label! All thanks to The Fashion Institute of South Florida!"

Krysalee Reye, Student  - 15 SEP 2020

"I really enjoyed this course. It opened my thoughts and provided lots of new inspirational ideas. I always wanted to learn about fashion and what goes into garment production, so this course was exactly what I was looking for. The teachers are very friendly and they will help you with everything you need. Rucht was the best, she'll teach you everything she knows about fashion."

Juan Marcano, Marketer  - 04 JUL 2020

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