University of Fashion Blog

Category "Pattern Making"

Spring cleaning – for your patterns

- - Pattern Making

Breathe it in. The weight of the winter is lifting and spring is in the air. What better time to clean out your studio and clean up the fit of your patterns? We’ve all been there – wishing we could somehow hide the eyesore of a serger in our studio or shift a shoulder dart out of view. While the serger is a must-keep, you do have options when it comes to maintaining the proper fit around the bust through the use of dart manipulation. Read More

Building a strong foundation

- - Draping, Pattern Making

The craftmanship of couture collections never ceases to amaze, and this season was no different. One look at Viktor and Rolf’s Cubist-inspired concoctions reminds us that there is but a blurry line that separates fashion and art. However, this season, we couldn’t help but notice the importance of foundation garments as the sheerest of the sheer frocks walked the runways. Read More

Announcing our first on-site Makerspace Fashion Workshop with the Westchester Library System

We have some very exciting news to report – in conjunction with the Westchester Library, the University of Fashion held its first Fashion Workshop led by U of F instructor Barbara Arata-Gavere earlier this month.  The University of Fashion was built on the belief in preserving the art and craft of fashion, and this first-time workshop embodied all that we are working toward. Read More

Back to bodice basics

- - Draping, Pattern Making

Are you curious how bridal designers get such a spot-on fit in the bodice of a gown? Take a look at the recent Bridal Fall 2016 offerings from Carolina Herrera, Anne Barge and Lela Rose in the header above. Then, wonder no more.

This week’s two new videos not only go hand-in-hand, but have been deemed by U of F founder, Francesca Sterlacci as, “instructional sloper videos that will be used for tons of designs.” She goes on to say,  “These slopers are CRITICAL to anyone’s fashion sloper library.” With an endorsement like that, we have deemed these basic building blocks as blog worthy. Read More

Consider this angle: To what degree do you know how to pattern a circle skirt?

- - Pattern Making

This week, we’ve launched the final two videos in our Circle Skirt series – Quarter Circle Skirt and Half Circle Skirt. For those of you who are mathematicians, creating or reducing fullness in a circle skirt may come easy. However, if you are wondering how to create the differences you see in the header images above, our 4-part series will become your step-by-step guide. Read More