Fashion Design Courses

CD-194 | Fashion Collection I

Students will create their own designs, using manual methods and digital programs. They will learn to use a variety of illustration tools. They will also create a Mini-Collection of original designs and research/select appropriate fabrics for their designs. One design will be selected, to be constructed in Fashion Design Collection II.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours
Prerequisites:
CD-451 | Fashion Draping Design I, CD-450 | Fashion Pattern Design I,
CD-596 | Fashion Draping Design II, CD-220 | Fashion Pattern Design II

CD-195 | Fashion Collection II

Students will utilize the techniques they learned in Fashion Draping Design I and II, as well as Fashion Pattern Design I and II, to interpret their original design from Fashion Design Collection I,and develop a final pattern.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours
Prerequisites:
CD-451 | Fashion Draping Design I, CD-450 | Fashion Pattern Design I,
CD-596 | Fashion Draping Design II, CD-220 | Fashion Pattern Design II, CD-194 | Fashion Collection I

CD-196 | Fashion Art Portfolio

Students will use the fashion sketching skills that they learned in Fashion Sketching I and II, to create professional digital fashion drawings. Using the Procreate and Photoshop programs the students will create a Fashion Collection for their portfolio.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours
Prerequisites: CD-452 | Fashion Sketching I, CD-208 | Fashion Sketching II, CD-204 | Color Rendering for Fashion Art

CD-197 | Embroidery Workshop

Embroidery Workshop is for students interested in making their own embroidery hoops and learning additional skills to enhance their fashion and interior design projects.
Total Program Hours: 7 hours

CD-198 | Intermediate Sewing

Students will build on their essential sewing skills, while learning new skills, including Industrial Sewing Machine operations. The Project for this course is a tailored Shirt/Blouse in a Cotton or Cotton-blend fabric. Through this project, students will learn custom construction techniques to achieve a professional-looking tailored Shirt/Blouse.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours
Prerequisites: CD-592 | Sewing Essentials

Intermediate Sewing


Classroom: West Hall, Room W-323

Student Supply 

  • Pattern: NEW LOOK #6232 Misses’ and Men’s Button Down Shirt (Size A), Available at https://bit.ly/3h3fTUq
  • Paper Scissors and Tape Measure
  • Industrial Sewing Kit: Visit or call the College Campus Bookstore at 201-445-7174 to purchase.
  • Cotton or Cotton-Blend Fabric, Fusi-Knit Interfacing, Thread & Buttons 
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Seam Ripper
  • Fine Straight Pins
  • 18” Clear Plastic Ruler
  • White or Yellow Tailor’s Marking Pencil
  • #8 or #9 Sharps – hand sewing needles
  • You may need to purchase other notions/trims for your project.

If you have any questions regarding the supply, please contact your professor, Barbara Arata-Gavere, at [email protected].

Course: Intermediate Sewing

Start Date End Date Fee
October 1st, 2022 December 10th, 2022 $399
Course Content
Intermediate Sewing - CD-198 001
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Oct 1st, 2022 Dec 10th, 2022 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Barbara Arata-Gavere Paramus 3

CD-204 | Color Rendering for Fashion Art

Students will learn the principles of Color, using the color wheel. They will learn to color their designs in a variety of media, and also how to apply light, shade and blending to render their fashion drawings.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours

CD-206 | Fabric Studies

Students will learn about the different kinds of fibers, their properties and characteristics, wovens, non-wovens, stretch wovens and knits, basic fabric finishes; and the best end uses for the different fabrics. They will learn how to select the right fabric for a sewing project including, proper handling, pinning, cutting, sewing, pressing techniques, and care of garment, that will yield the desired results.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours

Fabric Studies


This class meets online synchronous.

Student Supply

  1. Double-Stick Tape for Fabric Swatches

  1. Fabric Exam Swatch Kit by Textile Fabric Consultants Inc. (Price: $25.95)

           * Available online at: https://secure.textilefabric.com/products/1

            Scroll down and Click when you see: Bergen Community College – Textile Fabric Consultants, Inc. 

  1. Three-Folding Magnifying Glass or Textile Magnifying Glass (for magnification of fabric construction) (Price about $10)

If you have any questions about the supply, please contact your professor, Barbara Arata-Gavere, at [email protected].

 

Course: Fabric Studies

Start Date End Date Fee
September 29th, 2022 December 8th, 2022 $399
Course Content
Fabric Studies - CD-206 001WB
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Sep 29th, 2022 Dec 8th, 2022 Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Barbara Arata-Gavere Online Synchronous 3

CD-207 | Advanced Sewing & Garment Construction

Students will construct a Wool Jacket. They will use traditional and contemporary tailoring techniques such as; Hair Canvas/Fusible Interfacing, Pad Stitching and other Hand Stitches, Taping, Pocket Applications, Notched Collar, Set-In Sleeves, Shoulder Pads/Headings, and Full Lining.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours
Prerequisites: CD-592 | Sewing Essentials, CD-198 | Intermediate Sewing

CD-208 | Fashion Sketching II

Students will learn to sketch different fashion apparel silhouettes and styles, including necklines, collars, sleeves, skirts, dresses, pants, and fashion accessories, to create a Mini-Collection. They will also learn techniques in shading and highlighting.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours
Prerequisites: CD-452 | Fashion Sketching I

CD-220 | Fashion Pattern Design II

Students will learn to apply the techniques taught in “Fashion Pattern Design” and advance those skills to interpret various designs using a hands-on method. Students will learn to complete full design drafting such as; dress, pants, skirt, soft jacket and asymmetrical design.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours
Prerequisites: CD-450 | Fashion Pattern Design I

CD-222 | Fashion Design Collection III

Students will construct one of the Designs they created in Fashion Design Collection I, and have a final pattern they developed in Fashion Design Collection II. The skills that they will incorporate in this process include: handling, sewing and pressing of fine fabrics, couture sewing techniques and industrial sewing machines.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours
Prerequisites: CD-451 | Fashion Draping Design I, CD-450 | Fashion Pattern Design I, CD-596 | Fashion Draping Design II, CD-220 | Fashion Pattern Design II, CD-194 | Fashion Collection I, CD-195 | Fashion Collection II

CD-450 | Fashion Pattern Design I

Students will learn the essential pattern making techniques for interpreting an apparel design. The techniques learned will equip the student to further their studies in all areas of fashion design, and to understand garment construction based on the fashion industry standards.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours

Fashion Pattern Design I


Classroom: West Hall, Room W-323

Student Supply

• Roll of Pattern Making paper (25” W x 225  ft. L) 

• 2”X18” straight c-thru ruler

• Sewing measuring tape

• Plastic curve ruler 

• Pattern Notcher, Awl, and Tracing Wheel 

• 3 Poster Boards 22”x27 ½" (optional 1 yard of o-tal pattern paper to trace  slopers) 

• Roll of Masking Tape

• Scissors (not small), Glue Stick, Adhesive Tape, Color Markers,  Pencils,  Eraser 

• Straight Pins, Pin Holder 

If you have any questions about the supply, please contact your instructor, Olga Rosario, at [email protected]

 

 

Course: Fashion Pattern Design I

Start Date End Date Fee
October 4th, 2022 December 13th, 2022 $399
Course Content
Fashion Pattern Design I - CD-450 001
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Oct 4th, 2022 Dec 13th, 2022 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Olga Rosario Paramus 3

CD-451 | Fashion Draping Design I

Students will extend their knowledge in the visual art of designing on a Dress Form using muslin fabric. Students will have finished pattern pieces converted from the draped pieces.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours

Fashion Draping Design I


This class will be available in Spring 2023. Please check our website after September 15, 2022.

 

Student Supply

• Light weight Muslin 10yds. 

• One 2”X18” straight c-thru ruler

• Sewing measuring tape

• One Plastic curve ruler: Multi Function 6501 Plastic French Curve 

• One box of #17 straight pins and a Wrist pin holder 

• Roll of black ¼" adhesive tape 

• Roll of Beige masking tape 

• Pencils, Fabric Scissors (not small one)  

• China marker black and red (Dixon preferably) 

 

 If you have any questions about the supply, please contact your instructor, Olga Rosario, at [email protected] 

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CD-452 | Fashion Sketching I

Students will learn the basic principles of Fashion Sketching and Terminology. These principles will concentrate on sketching the Fashion Figure, beginning with the basic Croquis, developing different fashion figure poses, as well as different fashion faces and hairstyles. These techniques will include shading and highlighting to give the fashion figures dimension.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours

CD-592 | Sewing Essentials

Students will learn basic hand sewing techniques, and sewing/overlock machine operations. They will learn the fundamentals of fabric grain, pattern layout, cutting, sewing, pressing and hand finishing, through a variety of sewing projects, which includes learning how to utilize commercial sewing patterns.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours

Sewing Essentials


Classroom: West Hall, Room W-323

Student Supply: 

  • Pattern: NEW LOOK #6859 – Misses’, Men’s & Teens’ Separates (Size A), Available at https://bit.ly/3BFKmRT
  •  Industrial Sewing Kit : Visit or call the College Campus Bookstore at 201-445-7174 to purchase. 
  • One yard of solid cotton fabric or cotton sewing muslin
  • One spool of contrasting color thread
  • #8 or #9 Sharps – hand sewing needles
  • 18” clear plastic ruler
  • Fabric scissors
  • Dressmaker pins
  • White or yellow tailor’s marking pencil
  • Seam ripper
  • Tape measure

If you have any questions regarding the supply, please contact your professor, Barbara Arata-Gavere, at [email protected].

Course: Sewing Essentials & Techniques

Start Date End Date Fee
October 1st, 2022 December 10th, 2022 $399
Course Content
Sewing Essentials & Techniques - CD-592 001
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Oct 1st, 2022 Dec 10th, 2022 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Monica Merino Paramus 3

CD-596 | Fashion Draping Design II

Students will apply the techniques taught in “Fashion Draping Design” and advance those skills to designs that require draping visual design details such as; cowl neckline, hand stitch couture pleated bustier, cascade effect on design, draping on the bias, soft jacket with collar and shirring effect.
Total Program Hours: 30 hours
Prerequisites: CD-451 | Fashion Draping Design I

Fashion Draping Design II


Classroom: West Hall, Room W-323

Course: Fashion Draping Design II

Start Date End Date Fee
October 5th, 2022 December 14th, 2022 $399
Course Content
Fashion Draping Design II - CD-596 001
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Oct 5th, 2022 Dec 14th, 2022 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Olga Rosario Paramus 3