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HS Patternmaking Technology Course Descriptions

Discover how to transform designer sketches or pictures of outfits into real garments and explore a career in patternmaking technology, patternmaking, technical design, or grading, or as a production executive or assistant designer.

Please note: Not all courses are offered each semester


HPM 069  Level 1  Patternmaking and Sewing (9th and 10th grade)
Students will learn how to work with pre-made patterns, how to make basic modifications, and will learn introductory level sewing skills. Projects include two tops and one skirt. *Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course. 

HPM 070  Level 1  Patternmaking and Sewing (All grades in fall and spring) (11th and 12th grade in summer)
Students will learn how to work with pre-made patterns, how to make basic modifications, and will learn introductory level sewing skills. Projects include two tops and one skirt. *Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course. Gallery

HPM 071  Level 2  Patternmaking and Sewing (All high school grades)
*Prerequisite: HPM 067, HPM 069, HPM 070, HAP 025, HAP 026, HAP 017 OR HAP 154 or patternmaking experience
Students will learn how to make a basic top and skirt pattern from measurements taken in class and will then make a basic dress for their final project. Projects include one top, one skirt and one dress *Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course.

*To waive the prerequisite for course HPM 071 you need to submit an e-mail to precollegeprograms@fitnyc.edu  with a description and a photograph of a self developed pattern. Make sure to include your full name and the date of birth. Please note that this is an addition to the online registration, which has to be completed by all Precollege students.

HPM 080  Creating Digital Fashion Design Flats in Adobe Illustrator
Students will learn how to conceptualize a fashion line and create fashion garment flat specs using the fashion industry standard software Adobe Illustrator. These “flats” are standard drawing requirements in the fashion industry and for most fashion design portfolio requirements. Student will create a 10-piece garment collection for a client of their choosing and create a visual presentation of this collection including their customer profile, color story, moodboard, fabric board and silhouettes using the computer.

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