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*Clothing Design - Alter a Pattern 1F22

Age Group: 
Teens, Adults

Take a standard garment and make it custom!  In this class, you'll alter a clothing pattern of your choice to truly make it your own.  Learn how to improve fit and drape with hems, tucks, darts, and vents. Learn fitting techniques and how to translate fitting issues into a realized alteration.  Take your garment pattern from "off-the-rack" to "couture."

*Prerequisite: Basic Sewing or equivalent skills.

Limit 6 students

Fifile Nguyen

Fifile Nguyen

Fifile (Fi) is a strategic planner with expertise in design thinking, service design and innovation management. She previously served on the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts Advisory Council, creating a Community Insights Study to help the school with strategic planning. Fi served as a member of the school's sewing faculty from 2013-17, during which time she worked with a team to develop our fashion curriculum and skills pathway. At the same time, she worked as Marketing Coordinator at Cengage Learning and then Marketing Manager at John Wiley & Sons, academic publishers. 

Fi holds a BBA in International Business and a BS in Textile and Apparel Design from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA in Business Design from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. She has lived in four countries and speaks three languages.

Specialty: 
Fashion design, strategic planning
Materials to bring to class:

Bring to the first class:

  • a garment pattern
  • Paper scissors