Special Occasion, Bridal and Couture Techniques – Fashi 2205 starts Friday August 25th. Register today

Fashi- 2205 Bridal and Couture Techniques meets on Fridays from 9AM to 2:50pm for 17 weeks starting next Friday, September 25th at College of DuPage.  Join Pamela Powell, Fashion Designer, Author and Couture Technique specialist in creating a special occasion or bridal dress with emphasis on inner support and construction of a bustle, bustier, and train construction.  Students will use specialty fabrics, laces, embroidery and couture embellishments.  An invaluable opportunity, Pamela’s year of experience in London and Australia’s fashion industries will be shared in a workshop environment.  Fashion study students must have completed. Fashi 1202 or 1302,  Community students should have sewing experience including dress making and should contact powellp@cod.edu for a permit to register.

designer: Ibitisam Youner.  model: Deidre Cericola

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