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The design process is always evolving for sewers who love to create interesting garments. This class will give you an opportunity to be in a stimulating environment, to immerse yourself in creativity, and to take the design process to yet another level.

This class is primarily offered for those who have already taken my introductory design class. Many of you have told me that as you incorporated some of the techniques you learned, that’s when the design process began unfolding. But anyone who has some experience in developing designs on her/his own is welcome.

With lectures and design exercises during a part of each morning, you’ll have ample time to combine fabrics, sketch ideas, work on patterns, and have muslins fitted. I will work with each of you individually to accomplish your goals – and to open up new aspects of the design process.

Because I want to customize my lecture topics to the types of projects and design issues each of you have, I prefer not to set a daily schedule of lecture topics in advance. However, following are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Assessing good design
  • The interrelationship between design, pattern development, and fabric
  • Critiquing your own designs
  • Embellishment
  • Defining a specific style for yourself
  • Developing a color palette for yourself
  • Methods of fabric shopping
  • A close look at buttons and zippers – technical and design information

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the class, or want to discuss a potential type of project.


Sarah Veblen
15 Cross Falls Circle
Sparks, MD 21152
410.472.9253
e-mail: sarah@sarahveblen.com


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