Pamela Powell’s Christian Dior New Look jacket

Do you follow Pamela Powell’s blog?  http://wwwpamela-powell.blogspot.com/2014/05/christian-dior-part-2-inside-new-look.html

Pam teaches a variety of courses at the College of DuPage’s Fashion Studies Department, including this summer’s Bridal Couture and Fashion Illustration and Fall 2014’s Tailoring and Draping courses.  She is the author of “Tailored Fashion Design”.

To register for one of her courses at the College of DuPage, go to www.cod.edu  Need more information: please contact Sharon Scalise at 630-942-2619 or send an email to scalise@cod.edu

Fashi 2204-001 Bridal Couture I will explore many fine hand and sewing techniques that are incorporated in beautifully made garments for bridal and luxury garments.  Learn the techniques from Pamela Powell, who worked for couturier customers in London.   The class starts on Monday evenings 6-8:10pm, May 28th through July 30th. The cost of the class is $260 including 1.5 credits and fees. REGISTER TODAY!

Fashi 1160-001 Tailoring – learn to make a tailored coat from fine materials,  students will use traditional tailoring techniques including pad stitching, inner and underlining, press, bound pockets and buttonholes, along with fine fitting skills.  You will be wearing the most stunning coat for fall. The class meets on August 25th through December 17th, Monday and Wednesdays 6-8:50pm. The cost of the class is $482, including 3 credit hours and fees.  The prerequisite for the course is Fashi 1156 Clothing Construction II, but if would like a prerequisite waiver, email scalise@cod.edu for additional details.

Dior bar jacket

Looking for great fashion fabrics at real wholesale prices?

A word from one of the Fashion Studies advisors….great fabrics, etc. DO NOT MISS

Come see us at Fabric Fest      http://fabricfest.com

May 15 from 2 pm to 6 pm
May 16 from 10 am to 6 pm
May 17 from 10 am to 6 pm

Held at Studio 820/V. Mora
820 N. California     Chicago
Register through the website.
See Anna from V. Mora present at 2 pm on May 16 and noon on May 17.
Talk to the V. Mora staff.  Sourcing by The Sourcing District.
All are welcome.  This is a free event.

Companies represented by The Sourcing District


Preview Textile Group – silks with no minimum and huge selection in 98 colors. Also Rayon Matte jersey.

Kendor Textiles – Bamboo, hemp, technical, sustainable, casual and functional fabrics.

Sextet Knits – Made in USA Rayon/Spandex jersey and highest quality Ponti de Roma

Fabric Mart – America’s premier jobber of quality fashion fabrics.  Incredible pricing.

Philips Boyne – #1 shirting merchant.  1,500 choices.  Huge inventory.  3 yd minimum.

Wimpfheimer Velvets – Velvets, velour, velveteen, burn outs, corduroy, faux furs

Oriole Textiles – Finest satin, chiffon, taffeta, organza, party and bridal dress fabrics

Guide Fabrics – Linings, interlinings, muslin, buckram, drill, canvas.  No minimum.

Blue Desert – Lowest prices on finest utilitarian uniform fabrics.  Low minimums

Novatex International – Faux leather, faux fur, faux suede, plastics, foams and more

Fabric Avenue – A variety of woven cotton, novelty and selected Knits

Home Fashion Fabrics by Josi Severson – Unique prints.  Eco inks.  Eco fabrics. Green

Barbie International – Buttons, zippers, trims, garment accessories and bag accessories

Pearl Trim – Bias, cord edge, elastic, hook and loop, boning, lacing and much more

Fabri-Quilt – Rip stop, microfiber, nylon oxford, performance taffeta, quilting

Mikan Printing – Labels, hang tags, narrow fabric printing, creative branding help


Call Jay 708-386-8586   arbetman@hotmail.com    Text   708-351-7278


Jay Arbetman
The Sourcing District
text  708-351-7278
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

College of DuPage design students selected for 630 Fashion Show

Two K Productions  http://on.fb.me/Seaa0T

has selected the following designers to showcase their garments in the September 630Fashion Show at the Artisa Hotel in Naperville.

Taylor Armstrong

Liz Rynez

Daniela Pantazi

Traniece Mason

Lexi Traczyk

Thaira Kartoum

Tomiah Oates

and   Valeria Baker.

Congrats – contact Sharon Scalise - scalise@cod.edu for additional information