Fashion School Crash Course

 

 

 

Fashion School Crash Course

Get an inside look into fashion design with Project Runway alumni as your guide!


Join us each week to learn about a new topic that will help take your sewing, your fashion and/or your career path, to new heights. Explore a fashion designer's perspective on fit; an introduction into fashion illustration; fashion forecasting; draping-what is it and how to start; styling like a pro; fashion branding dos and don'ts; and so much more.

Each episode is available for purchase as of the date listed. Purchase them individually for only $4.99! Each episode also comes with a digital companion full of bonus content you can print and refer to during the video or after watching.

Click on the Project Runway star's name below to find out more about the talent behind each lesson.
Visit the Sew News blog every Wednesday for more details!

THE TALENT

Michelle Lesniak

Peach Carr

Gunnar Deatherage

Carmen Webber

Althea Harper

Carrie Sleutskaya


EPISODE LIST

Creative Career Change, Episode 1 - September 3

Carmen Webber

Learn six simple steps to break into a creative career.

Must-Know Sewing Basics for Fashion Designers, Episode 2 - September 10

Michelle Lesniak

Learn the basic tips and techniques you should know in order to sew and design like a pro.

The Importance of Fit, Episode 3 - September 17

Gunnar Deatherage

Learn about fabric choice, body type, darts and seaming. Plus fit like a pro by understanding flattering waistlines and hem lengths.

Textiles 101, Episode 4 - September 24

Althea Harper

Learn some helpful hints for understanding textiles and finding the right fabric for you and your designs.

Designing & Sewing Knit Garments, Episode 5 - October 1

Peach Carr

Familiarize yourself with expert knit sewing tips so you're ready to sew with the fabric.

Designing & Sewing Leather Garments, Episode 6 - October 8

Carrie Sleutskaya

Learn professional tips and techniques when working with leather to ensure professional looking results with every design you create.

Color Theory, episode 7 - October 15

Carmen Webber

Learn how to leverage your designs using color for maximum impact, beginning by understanding the basic color wheel.

Industrial Machine vs. Home Sewing Machine, Episode 8 - October 22

Michelle Lesniak

Evaluate the size, function and cost of a domestic machine and an industrial machine to find the one that's right for you and your fashion design career.

Fashion Illustration, Episode 9 - October 29

Carrie Sleutskaya

Learn the basics of sketching a body form and adding elements to make your designs come to life on the page.

Finding Your Design Aesthetic, Episode 10 - November 5

Michelle Lesniak

Learn how to define your design aesthetic to help maintain your brand cohesion and help customers find you.

Fashion Forecasting, Episode 11 November 12

Carmen Webber

Gain a better understanding of what styles are consistent staples in the fashion world to build a successful design portfolio.

Creating a Fashion Collection, Episode 12 - November 19

Althea Harper

Consider many factors when creating a collection that's cohesive and, most importantly, sellable.

Styling a Collection, Episode 13 - November 26

Gunnar Deatherage

Learn the differences between look book, editorial and commercial styling and discover tips for photo shoots to ensure your designs are presented as desired.

Fashion Show 101, Episode 14 - December 3

Peach Carr

Learn how to organize a runway lineup to keep the story going stay on track.

Shortcuts & Time Management, Episode 15 - December 10

Carrie Sleutskaya

Learn tips and tricks to design on the fly while working on a tight deadline.

Designing Like a Stylist, Episode 16 - December 17

Gunnar Deatherage

Learn what a stylist is and how styling makes or breaks the garments you design.

Draping 101, Episode 17 - December 24

Althea Harper

Learn important things to consider when draping a garment for the first time.

Designing for Models vs. "Real" People, Episode 18 - December 31

Carmen Webber

Learn how to avoid the mistakes many designers make when considering body shapes and sizes in order to have a successful design career.

Costumes vs. Couture, Episode 19 - January 7

Carrie Sleutskaya

Learn what cosplay is and how it applies to fashion design.

Production Dos & Don'ts, Episode 20 January 14

Peach Carr

When mass-producing garments, keep these things in mind to ensure desired results.

Fashion Branding, Episode 21 January 21

Althea Harper

Learn how to develop and grow your brand as you begin a fashion design career.

Functional Design, Episode 22 - January 28

Michelle Lesniak

Experiment with functional design sensibilities in order to meet the needs and desires of those intended to wear your garments.

Inspiration to Execution, Episode 23 - February 4

Gunnar Deatherage

Learn to focus on your inspiration throughout the design process and refer to it often to take your vision from conception to reality.

Couture Your Closet, Episode 24 - February 11

Peach Carr

Dig deep into your closet, hit a sale rack, or head to your nearest thrift store to find garments to start with and bling your way to high-fashion statement pieces in no time.

 

Brought to you by Brother International, who provided the Innov-ís 40e machine, Innov-ís 85e machine, XR9500PRW machine, Project Runway 5234PRW limited edition serger and industrial sewing machine used in the taping of these videos. For more information on Brother machines and to find a dealer near you, visit brothersews.com.

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Visit the Sew News blog each week to watch additional sewing tips from our sponsor, Brother International, a leader in the sewing and embroidery machine business. Plus, learn more about your favorite Project Runway designers featured in each episode.

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