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.
This week, in “Textiles” with Althea Harper understand different types of fabrics in order to know how the fabric will behave when made into a garment. Learn about fabric drape, what textiles are best suited for specific projects, plus helpful hints for finding the right fabric for your designs. Each episode includes a helpful PDF download covering the main concepts and can be purchased at shopsewitall.com.
Find out more on Althea Harper what she’s creating, newest collaborations and her latest collections at www.altheaharper.com.
Find the full lineup, schedule and episode descriptions for the rest of the Fashion School Crash Course series at sewnews.com/fashion school and sign up for our eNewsletter to never miss a release! And as each video is released you will find them all at shopsewitall.com.
This series is 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.
Love textiles of all colors, textures and fibers? You’ll love The Mood Guide To Fabric & Fashion: The Essential Guide from the World’s Most Famous Fabric Store. Let me know who is your favorite designer and why. One winner will be picked and announced next week.
Plus the winners from last week are Jill D, Suzanne and Kathy E! I will be in touch with you shortly to tell you how to claim your prize.