Ever find yourself with a plain and simple pattern that fits you perfectly (like a top, dress, or pants) and you keep sewing it over and over again? Now is the time to switch it up and explore your clothing design skills and make yourself garments that are aesthetically pleasing, fashionable, and wearable.
In this recording of a previously presented live web seminar, Meg Healy takes you through the basic design principles and demonstrates how design details can add interest to your garment styling. Say no to boring garments and start having people asking you “where did you buy that?" when you wear your own creations!
You'll also learn how color, fabric, and trim choice can make or break your garment. Also discover and see different details you can add to your garment with their proper names, and learn about various silhouettes. The possibilities are endless for design, and with these tools you’ll be able to make a garment that just works.
The design of a garment requires the selection and interpretation of color, fabric, styling, and fit. When these elements work together, the garment enhances the appearance of the wearer (you!).
What You'll Learn:
- The six design elements
- The five essential design principles
- Color theory
- Garment Details
- Garment Styling
About the Instructor:
Meg Healy began to sew at the age of 12, where she began experimenting with fabric and seams on her Brother little domestic sewing machine. Studying at both Fanshawe College and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Meg gained the technical skills in pattern making and advanced sewing that led to a number of awards for her design and construction skills. Before becoming the Online Editor of BurdaStyle.com Meg worked as a pattern making intern for Vera Wang. Meg also launched her own highly unique clothing line consisting of fashion-forward spandex leggings in 2010.