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Deborah Skorstad
DRAMA 317
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Costume Construction

Introduction to clothing construction techniques applicable to theatrical costumes, fashion design, and textile arts. Includes lectures, demonstrations, and practice lab. Recommended: DRAMA 211; DRAMA 416.

Class description

Autum 2013:

Construction Skills for Theatrical Costuming

Deborah Skorstad is offering an intensive costume construction class . Class will focus sewing skills and garment construction fabrication. The student will learn how to use professional shop equipment, machine and hand sewing techniques; will be expected to complete 3 garments. The aim of this class is to learn how to use a sewing machine, sewing vocabulary, how to assemble and finish a garment. Students can learn basic sewing skills or take their current skills to the next level.

Lecture and demonstrations will be Thursday morning 9am to 11:20 in the UW costume shop, with 10-15 hours of homework each week. Instructor will be available for hands-on project help and other times by arrangement.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Deborah Skorstad
Date: 09/16/2013