Patternmaking Classes

We started Portland Fashion Institute  in part to give every creative person in our area a chance to realize their dreams though patternmaking.  We are happy to say we have given so many a chance to grow their skills.  We love our French-style of patternmaking. We think you will too.

Following are current patternmaking classes :

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Mondays, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm (No class Memorial Day or Independence Day weekend)
Series: Monday, May 4-Aug, 3, 10 am-1 pm & 6-9 pm
Draping 1: April 6-May 11
Draping 2: May 18-June 29

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Pattern 2: Tuesday, May 5-June 9, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Pattern 3: Tuesday, June 16-July 21, 10 am-1 pm & 6-9 pm

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Wednesday, 10 am-1 pm or 6-9 pm
Series: Wednesday, May 6-July 22
Level 1: May 6-June 10
Level 2: June 17-July 22

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Fit & Pattern Alteration: Saturday, May 9-June 20, 2-5 pm (No class Memorial Day weekend)
Pattern Grading & Marking: Saturday, June 27-August 1, 2-5 pm (No class Independence Day)

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Tuesday, June 16-July 21, 10 am-1 pm & 6-9 pm

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Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Series: Thursday, May 7-July 23
Part 1: April 9-May 14, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Part 2: May 21-June 25, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Level 2: February 20-March 27

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Saturday, May 9—Aug 1, 10 am-1 pm (no class Memorial Day or Independence Day weekend)

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Saturday, June 27-August 1, 2-5 pm (No class Independence Day)

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EARN YOUR DEGREE

Apparel Designer

Follow your dreams and become an apparel designer. Gain the right skills to enter the apparel business and opens the door to jobs at apparel companies.

Apparel Technical Developer

Focusing on computer skills and patternmaking become an apparel developer or work as a technical designer, product developer, patternmaker or fit engineer.

Apparel Entrepreneur

Here are the classes you need to start and stay with your own apparel business. You will complete a business plan and be ready to get financing upon completion of this certificate.