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with Jacque Goldsmith
Online Class

Sew Like a Designer: Fashion Details

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 3h16m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

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

2. Seams

Give your seams some pizzazz! Jacque shows how a peekaboo slot seam can add interest to a blouse or skirt, while a touch of mesh can make your garments fashion-forward or help heavier fabrics hang more smoothly. Jacque demonstrates how to achieve both, then shows how to add piping or a welt to highlight your garment's design lines.

3. Structural Design Elements

3. Structural Design Elements

Don't throw away your selvages! You'll see them in a new light after Jacque explains how their stability can be useful and even beautiful in your sewing projects. You'll also learn how color and texture blocking can add drama to a garment and draw the eye, emphasizing or downplaying different areas of the body. Then see how to convert darts into tucks or pleats for a softer look on a bodice, or turn your facings to the outside for a fashionable accent.