Introduction to Fashion Construction: Shift Dress

Introduction to Fashion Construction: Shift Dress

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Introduction to Fashion Construction 1 is a series of modules designed to teach students the basics of garment construction. Specifically, it familiarizes students on how to prepare the pattern, mark, cut and sew simple garments such as a straight skirt, a basic top and a shift dress.




Module 4: Shift Dress

July 19 - 23, 2021 | Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Course Structure: The modules will be done via distance learning through applications like Zoom and Google classroom.  Live video demonstrations as well as pre recoded ones will aid the students in teaching them the art of fashion construction.  Videos will be posted online for 1 week after the lesson to help students practice.  Feedback to students on their work and during the session will be a key factor in ensuring that the students are properly guided in the lessons




Module 4: Shift Dress

In Module 4, students will be introduced to the process of preparing the pattern, marking, cutting and sewing a shift dress.

Session 1: Introduction, Preparing the Pattern, Marking, Cutting

Session 2: Closing the Darts, Sewing the Shoulders, Attaching the Sleeves, Peter Pan Collar with Neck Facing

Session 3: Finishing the Sewing, Presenting the Shift Dress, Feedback



Faculty: Pinky Magalona-Ty 

Certificate of Attendance will be given to each student who has successfully completed the program.

Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable. Please be informed that once the Workshop has started payment for the program will be non-refundable and non-transferable.

Name Registration. In order to properly enroll to the Workshop the name to be registered should be the name of the student.



- Stable internet access

- Webcam 

- The following tools are needed:

Pattern making Tools

  1. Pattern Paper
  2. Blunt edge tracing wheel
  3. Carbon Paper
  4. #2 Pencil
  5. Black Marker
  6. Soft Eraser
  7. Sharpeners
  8. ½” Masking Tape
  9. Pins with Heads
  10. Pin Cushion
  11. Paper Scissors
  12. Fabric Scissors
  13. Tape Measure

Sewing Tools

  1. Sewing Machine (can be rented/purchased at SoFA Digital Campus)
  2. Trimmer
  3. Seam Ripper

    Special Materials needed for Module 4:  

    1. Basic Shift Dress, Peter Pan Collar and Bishop Sleeve Patterns
    2. 4 yards of Muslin (medium weight)
    3. Tracing Paper 
    4. Dye to Match Polyester Thread
    5. Organ Needles (DB x 1 75/11)
    6. Grading Ruler



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