Valerie H. Mayse
Techniques of costume construction, including study of fabrics; emphasis on creating patterns by draping. Recommended: DRAMA 211; DRAMA 416.
The class centers on the underlying principles of making patterns for costumes and other one-of-a-kind garments, using several styles of draping (working directly on the dress form), and also some study of the qualities of various fabrics.
Student learning goals
Our goal is to develop confidence in making your own sewing patterns.
General method of instruction
There is some lecture, but this is mostly a hands-on class.
Class assignments and grading
There will be four or five patterns to be made and mocked up.
Grading is based on neatness, thoroughness, and design.