Learn VStitcher. Design garments from drawing through size ranges, graphics, fabrics, trims, colorways, styling and photorealistic 3D rendering without cutting & sewing. Use your digital patterns to create and fit a virtual prototype.

FYI — The instructor will have files for students to download prior to the first class, and each week after that. The files are large so will come to students free via WeTransfer.  The supply list shows current system requirements from Browzwear support. PC or Mac are both fine. Either way, you will need at minimum a computer with an i5 dual core processor (or equivalent) and 8GB RAM.  Any less, and V-stitcher won’t run at all.  Contact info@pfi.edu with questions.

Instructor:
Sharon Blair, PFI - BA, MA, PAA, Northwest representative for Optitex
Dates/Times:
Browzwear: Thursdays, January 6-February 10, 6-9 pm
Optitex: Thursdays, February 17-March 24, 2-5 pm
Cost/Cost Options:
$684/person for Browzwear $1368 for Browzwear + Optitex (each class includes $35 technology fee+license fee for use of program during class)
Supply List:
CLASS SUPPLY LIST
Additional Notes/Costs:

Class limited to 12 students. Pre-requisite: Intro and Advanced Patternmaking (Pattern 1-4) or permission of the instructor
FOR ONLINE CLASS:
-- For browsers, we recommend Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox or Microsoft Edge. You can also use Safari on Mac OS X, but you will not be able to use the screen sharing feature .
-- For audio, we strongly recommend using a headset. A headset will ensure that others can hear your voice clearly and you don’t cause echo or background noise for others. You do not need to buy an expensive one -- any basic headset with a built-in microphone will work. You can get one at Fred Meyer’s electronics department. A laptop with a built-in webcam and microphone will be sufficient as well if you’re in a quiet area.

PFI's $35 Online Learning Fee covers costs associated with administration, online class support, non-traditional course formats, and technology support. PFI charges per course or series rather than per credit (as is the cases with most institutions and colleges.)