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. For a current class flyer, click here.
Following are current patternmaking classes :
Mondays, 2-5pm & 6-9 pm
Series: Sept 12-Nov 28
Draping 1: Sept 12-Oct 17
Draping 2: Oct 24-Nov 28
Pattern 2: Tuesdays, September 13-October 18, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Pattern 3: Tuesdays, October 25-November 29, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Wednesday, September 14-November 30, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Part 1: September 14-October 19
Part 2: October 26-November 30
Pattern Intro: Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm OR 6-9 pm
Series: September 15-December 8 (no class Thanksgiving Day)
Level 1: September 15-October 20
Level 2: October 27-December 8 (no class Thanksgiving Day)
Optitex: Saturdays, September 17-October 22, 10 am-1 pm
Browzwear: Saturdays, October 29-December 8, 10 am-1 pm (no class Thanksgiving weekend)
Saturdays, September 17-December 10, 10 am-1 pm (no class Thanksgiving weekend)
EARN YOUR DEGREE
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.
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.