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*We keep you in Stitches*


The Fashion Design program is designed for any student interested in the fashion industry.  Students will learn the basics from construction to pattern drafting.


Have you ever wondered how the clothes you wear come to be, what fabric your favorite shirt is made of, or why a garment fits your friend differently than it does you?  Do you want to learn how to sew for enjoyment?


Careers in the Fashion Industry may include fabric design, apparel or accessory design, theatrical costume design, becoming a stylist, personal shopper or a retail buyer.  Many former students have gone on to study at Lasell College - Boston; Kent State - Ohio; UNH - New Hampshire, FIT – Florida; and Milan, Italy.


Fashion Design students work on Independent Projects, producing finished garments.  These are presented in the annual spring runway show.  


Fashion Design I


Be unique!  Learn the essential skills needed for creative and one of a kind garments.  This course is for any student with an interest in costuming, fashion, the fashion industry or learning the basics of garment construction (sewing). Fashion Design 1 introduces students to the working elements of fashion. The focus of this course is on the basic knowledge of patterns, measurements, materials, construction, correct fit, and equipment.  Students will gather their materials for independent projects during the fall Buying Trip.  Students will present their finished garments to the public in the Spring.


Fashion Design II


Expand your knowledge! Think outside the box! This course is for students to build upon their skills from Fashion Design 1. Learn about additional equipment and experiment with new materials and patterns along with techniques used in the garment industry.  FD 2 students are introduced to pattern drafting and cost analysis, and they will work with a client for one of their Independent Projects.  Live jobs are often part of the curriculum.  As in FD 1, the FD 2 students will present their Independent Projects to the public in the spring.

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Fashion Design Advisory members:

  • Robin Twitchell

  • Charlene Ring

Instructor: Lori Millett

Phone: (207) 743-7756 ext. 2249
Fax: (207) 743-0667

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