University of Fashion Blog

Category "Pattern Making"

New Knit Video, Filming in the Studio and a Review that Made Our Week

Have you ever had one of those days when you thread your needle on the first try, your side seams match perfectly and you have just enough bobbin thread to sew your final seam? The University of Fashion has had one of those weeks! Take a look at the three reasons last week was as exciting as setting a sleeve without a single pucker of fabric.   Read More

Designing with Knits

If you have ever taken the time to visit the knit section at your local fabric store, you know that not all knits are created equal.  Not only do knit fabrics vary in weight and appearance, but most importantly, knit fabrics vary in terms of stretch.  This week, for your pattern making purposes, we bring you Knit Stretch Reductions: Torso Slopers which will teach you how to modify your torso sloper for use with moderate, 2-way, super stretch and ribbed knit fabrics. Read More

Student Spotlight WINNER: Chanica Pitaksakorn

The University of Fashion is thrilled to announce the winners of our recent Student Spotlight contest!  Kathryn Butler is our winner in the Sewing category, Rafael De Peña takes home the prize in Fashion Art and Chanica Pitaksakorn has won both the Pattern Making and Draping categories.  Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of our students who entered – we love seeing how you are making the University of Fashion work for you!  In this post, we spotlight Draping and Pattern Making category winner, Chanica Pitaksakorn. Read More

In the University of Fashion Studio: Filming New Lessons

What an exciting week at the University of Fashion – we have been in the studio filming new lessons based on the skills and information you need to succeed in the fashion industry.  As students, we know you can benefit from refresher videos currently offered by the University of Fashion, such as How to Drape a Bustier/Bodice, How to Sew a Fly Front Zipper or How to Render Leather – however, we are thrilled to introduce you to several new instructors and videos coming your way soon! Read More

A Note from Kara Laricks, University of Fashion’s Newest Blogger

As a former fashion design student, the first winner of NBC’s Fashion Star and as a designer living and working in New York City, I am thrilled to share my experience and expertise with the University of Fashion community. Francesca Sterlacci, founder of the University of Fashion, was once my instructor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Due to her careful guidance and endless patience, I successfully learned how to pattern and sew a pair of trousers, an a-line dress and a notched collar jacket. When Francesca shared her vision for the University of Fashion with me, I knew I wanted to be a part of her quest to give students, emerging designers and industry professionals the tools and inspiration they need to succeed in the fashion industry.

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