York Community High School
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Fashion Construction

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Course Teacher

Marik, Sarah (630) 617-2400 ex.7247 Family & Consumer Science Teacher smarik@elmhurst205.org

Course Descriptions

#0814 Fashion Construction

Grades 9-12 / 1 Semester  - 1.0 credit

This beginning course will feature basic sewing and garment construction techniques such as layout and cutting of patterns and fabric, sewing of seams and darts, applying interfacing and hemming techniques.  Technical abilities will be enhanced through the use of sewing machines and sergers.  Students are required to complete a minimum of two construction projects during the semester. It is necessary for students to provide their own patterns, fabric and notions for classroom projects. Students will gain technical and problem-solving skills through the reading of patterns and construction of garments. This course is recommended for anyone pursuing a career in fashion merchandising, design and retailing.


#0815 Advanced Fashion Construction

Grades 10-12 / 1 Semester - 1.0 credit (may be repeated)
Prerequisite: Fashion Construction I or Instructor or Department Chairperson approval

Students will have the opportunity to practice advanced sewing techniques as they create  a variety of garments from skirts to pants, jackets or formal gowns. Students  may practice adapting patterns to personalize their designs. Participation in FCCLA fashion construction or fashion design competitions is recommended.



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