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Sew Like a Designer: Fashion Details

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Confidently create your most stylish jackets, tops, pants, skirts and dresses. Learn sophisticated techniques and discover inspired details used in designer ready-to-wear.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jacque Goldsmith
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn new fashion design details you can apply to any project alongside acclaimed sewing instructor Jacque Goldsmith. Add a chic touch to a blouse or skirt with a peekaboo slot seam. Use mesh inset seams for fashion-forward effects. Make design lines pop with piping or a welt. Create dramatic effects with color and texture blocking. Convert darts into tucks or pleats for more beautiful bodices, or even hide a pocket in a French dart! Sew pockets with a contrasting leather welt or a trendy window zipper. Create the perfect Petersham ribbon waistband for skirts and pants. Enhance stylish necklines with contrasting undercollars. Draft and construct Jacque's exclusive bow tie cuff design. Add a fabulous tulip flounce to a knit blouse. Easily create a striking scalloped hem with a full facing and much more. Elevate the allure of your garments with designer techniques!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet fashion designer Jacque Goldsmith and learn more about what your class covers. You'll be able to use these lessons as a reference manual, learning or reviewing techniques whenever you need them!
2. Seams
3. Structural Design Elements
4. Pockets
5. Zippers & Waistbands
6. Necklines
7. Sleeves & Cuffs
8. Edges

Taught by

Jacque Goldsmith
Jacque Goldsmith
Jacque holds a degree in clothing and textiles, and her studies included a year at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has professional sewing experience including positions as an alterations manager, tailor, buyer, merchandiser, private label developer and international production director for several sportswear companies. Jacque left the apparel industry to teach sewing and design, and she frequently contributes to magazines such as Threads, SewStylish, Sew News and Notions.

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