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HS Fashion Design: Apparel Course Descriptions

These courses focus on the design and construction of clothes.

Fashion designers create clothing for every occasion and lifestyle. Explore a career as a fashion designer, assistant designer, stylist, or fashion executive.

Please note: Not all courses are offered each semester


HAP 017 Draping for Fashion Design
Fashion designers use draping to create patterns for their designs. You will learn pinning, and shaping techniques by manipulating muslin on a dress form. **Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course Gallery

 
HAP 025 Sewing for Fashion Designers
(For students attending 9th and 10th grades) 
You'll learn the basics of sewing on an industrial machine, how to make several different seams, seam finishes and hems, and how to lay out and cut a pattern. Various projects will be part of the course, such as an apron, a blouse, and other basic sewing projects.
*Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course. Gallery

HAP 026  Sewing for Fashion Designers
(For students attending 11th or 12th)
You'll learn the basics of sewing on an industrial machine, how to make several different seams, seam finishes and hems, and how to lay out and cut a pattern. Various projects will be part of the course, such as an apron, a blouse, and other basic sewing projects.
*Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course. Gallery

HAP 101 Introduction to the Fashion Design Industry
Explore the exciting careers in Fashion Design: Independent Designer, Product Developer, design house designer etc. Learn the differences, the skills needed for each and how to navigate a successful career in the direction you choose! You will experience the industry through field trips, individual assignments and classroom group projects.Gallery

HAP 153 Intermediate Sewing and Embroidery Design
*Prerequisite: HAP 025 or HAP 026 or HMW 157 or HPM 069 or HPM 070 or HPM 071 or HAP 154
Improve your expertise by sewing advanced projects using a variety of machines. You'll create and execute your own embroidery designs, using machine and hand embroidery to decorate your designs. Projects include an embroidered T-shirt and jean jacket. *Basic sewing required.  Gallery

HAP 154 Intermediate Sewing: Alternative Silhouettes
Learn approaches to fit and construction unique to gender-neutral fashions. Students will research fabrics, learn grading and sizing, and construct 1-3 advanced garments based on their progress in the class.Gallery

*To waive the prerequisite for course HAP 017, HAP 153 or HAP 154, you'll need to submit an email to [email protected] stating that you have the skills necessary for this advanced class. Please make sure to include your full name and the date of birth. Abilities to include: sewing a perfectly straight hem, zipper, and familiarity with an industrial sewing machine. Samples of sewing projects may also be submitted.

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