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