All posts by: Shelly Caldwell

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Portland Fashion Institute is featured in the July 2018 Portland Monthly.  Reporter Natasha Tandler says “Whether you’re a novice taking your first steps or a seasoned veteran seeking supplemental skills, here are the schools, workshops, and websites to know.” The article describes PFI’s certificates, workshops and continuing education classes.  Natasha also writes about PFI graduate […]

This week, our friends at the Trendstop catwalk team presents an exclusive look at three apparel directions that will be informing the SS18 season. Tops and tees get active as competitive cycling provides the inspiration for performance enhanced jerseys while Cargo Tech elevates utility pieces with a high tech twist. The Faux Denim Jacket sees […]

Our friends at Design Options Inc have just released their Young Contemporary Women’s Color Forecast.  Two major trends:  Night Out In Bangkok, a blended group of reds and purples that are “awake and aware” and Earthbound, a feeling that “we come in peace” with multitudes of neutrals and subdued hues. Design Options Inc, the color forecasting […]

Finish your garments quickly and with precision Hems are one of the last details added to projects. And although they finish a garment, many times they are given short shrift in order to get to the fun part—wearing the garment. After spending so much time and consideration cutting and sewing, why spoil all of your […]