By: Tori Way

The fashion department at Stevenson University is full of fun, interesting classes. One of those classes is the Garment Construction Techniques class. This one credit class, taught by Leah Aronhime, is a 50-minute class that meets once a week. In this introduction class, you get to learn the basics of constructing a garment. The class is relatively new, as it has only been around for about 2 years. The class ranges in size each semester, with 8 people currently enrolled.

FDES 101 teaches a variety of different construction techniques. Every class, each student produces 1 to 2 sewing samples. These samples add up, and by the end of the semester, each student should have about 30. With these samples, students are able to look back on them when creating their own garments. Different techniques that they work on include sewing (pictured), finishing, zipper work (also pictured), and creating seams. This class is a must for anyone who would like to learn the basics of constructing a garment, but also for anyone in the fashion department in general. Learning the basics like sewing is important and a great skill to take with you into the industry.