PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS APD1P-NA Apparel Design

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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APPA-1001Pattern Design
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In this course, students will develop skills in pattern drafting and pattern design.  Each class is a hands on experience with students learning to create basic blocks for skirts, bodices and sleeves.  After the basics, students will design and shape the blocks into new designs with attractive and functional details.  Emphasis on fitting will be part of the classes as we work through each student's skirt, bodice and sleeve portfolio of patterns that have been made into fabric.

The supplies you will need to bring to the first and each class are as follows: pencil, pen, red pencil, eraser, paper scissors, 3 ring binder, drafting triangle (with one side at least 20 to 25cm long), text book (“Metric pattern cutting for Women’s wear” by W. Aldrich, 6th edition), green label scotch tape, straight pins in pin cushion or small box.
No sewing machine is required for class, but one needs to be available for use at home to complete homework.

It is recommended for students taking Pattern Design, Textile and Advanced Pattern in sequence.  These courses build on one another and they will combine to give students a consistent and continuous learning experience.  Students could continue with Fashion Illustration, Ladies Design Details and Ladies Jackets and Coats.  Sewing for Beginners and The Saturday workshops are all wonderful hands on experiences using students own sewing machines. 

The Kit fee is included.

Marylla Ginkel Apparel Design Award

A $1000 award has been created by the late Ramon Zelech to honor the memory of his mother, Marylla van Ginkel. This award is available to an Apparel Design student whose passion is to develop a career in the fashion industry. The successful candidate will have completed three courses from the Apparel Design program at Red River College with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please accompany the application with a short paragraph outlining your career goals.

The application deadline is January 15. Send applications to /Catalogue/files/File/admissions/AwardApplication.pdf

APPA-1002Textiles
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Textiles focuses on learner understanding of textile terminology, characteristics of fibers, types of yarns, fabric construction and fabric finishes.

It is recommended for  students to consider taking Pattern Design, Textiles and Advanced Pattern in sequence.  These courses build on one another and they will combine to give students a consistent and continuous learning experience.  Students could continue with Fashion Illustration, Ladies Design Details and Ladies Jackets and Coats.  Sewing for Beginners and The Saturday workshops are all wonderful hands on experiences using students own sewing machines. 

Marylla Ginkel Apparel Design Award

A $1000 award has been created by the late Ramon Zelech to honor the memory of his mother, Marylla van Ginkel. This award is available to an Apparel Design student whose passion is to develop a career in the fashion industry. The successful candidate will have completed three courses from the Apparel Design program at Red River College with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please accompany the application with a short paragraph outlining your career goals.

The application deadline is January 15. Send applications to /Catalogue/files/File/admissions/AwardApplication.pdf

APPA-1003Advanced Pattern & Construction
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Advanced Pattern & Construction introduces advanced skills in drafting women’s, men’s and children’s wear; developing and constructing sample designs; and grading patterns.

It is recommended to have taken Pattern Design before registering for Advanced Pattern and Design.

Marylla Ginkel Apparel Design Award

A $1000 award has been created by the late Ramon Zelech to honor the memory of his mother, Marylla van Ginkel. This award is available to an Apparel Design student whose passion is to develop a career in the fashion industry. The successful candidate will have completed three courses from the Apparel Design program at Red River College with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please accompany the application with a short paragraph outlining your career goals.

The application deadline is January 15. Send applications to /Catalogue/files/File/admissions/AwardApplication.pdf

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APPA-1004Sewing Details
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Enhance your skills in this hands-on one-day workshop by learning to set in sleeves, sew zippers, create waistbands and make collars.

You will sew your own samples in the class to take home. Samples of the details to be sewn in class will be provided in basic fabric along with a take-home notebook.

**Please bring your own sewing machine to the workshop.

Prerequisites: Students must have basic sewing skills.

Note: Students must bring the following material to class.
  • sewing machine with bobbin
  • sewing machine power cord
  • regular and zipper presser foot
  • 6' - 8' extension cord
  • thread and ruler
  • pins, pin cushion, white and black thread
  • fabric scissors and pencil/pen
Please bring any additional sewing items you would like to use in class.

The kit fee is included.

APPA-1005Sewing Details 2
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Continue enhancing your skills in this hands-on one-day workshop. Learn to make various pockets styles, hems, cuffs, plackets and neckline finishes. You will sew your own samples in the class to take home. Samples of the details to be sewn in class will be provided in your kit along with a take-home notebook. 

Prerequisites: Students must have good basic sewing skills

Supplies to bring to class: sewing machine with bobbin, sewing machine power-cord, regular and zipper presser foot, thread and ruler, pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, white and black thread, fabric scissors and pencil/pen. Please bring any other sewing tools you like to use. 

The Kit fee is included.

APPA-1006Sewing for Beginners
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Learn the basic sewing skills required to sew a wide range of projects. Topics include: seams, seam finishes, hems, zippers, buttonholes, darts, pleats, gathers, facings, waistlines, collars, lapels, and sleeves.


Marylla Ginkel Apparel Design Award

A $1000 award has been created by the late Ramon Zelech to honor the memory of his mother, Marylla van Ginkel. This award is available to an Apparel Design student whose passion is to develop a career in the fashion industry. The successful candidate will have completed three courses from the Apparel Design program at Red River College with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please accompany the application with a short paragraph outlining your career goals.

The application deadline is January 15. Send applications to /Catalogue/files/File/admissions/AwardApplication.pdf

APPA-2004Fashion Illustration & Terminology
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Fashion Illustration & Terminology provides the Illustration skills to communicate apparel designs. You will be encouraged to express design lines and silhouettes, and to create production sketches. Other topics will include: fashion terminology; elements and principles of design; consideration of body types in design and fabric choices; lay-out techniques; contemporary designers; and sources of inspiration. 

Marylla Ginkel Apparel Design Award

A $1000 award has been created by the late Ramon Zelech to honor the memory of his mother, Marylla van Ginkel. This award is available to an Apparel Design student whose passion is to develop a career in the fashion industry. The successful candidate will have completed three courses from the Apparel Design program at Red River College with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please accompany the application with a short paragraph outlining your career goals.

The application deadline is January 15. Send applications to /Catalogue/files/File/admissions/AwardApplication.pdf

APPA-2005Ladies Wear Design Details
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Explore clothing design for shirts/blouses, dresses and lingerie. You will draft patterns and design with patterns in class. Demonstrations of garment construction will be included in class. You will have weekly pattern design and garment construction homework.

Marylla Ginkel Apparel Design Award

A $1000 award has been created by the late Ramon Zelech to honor the memory of his mother, Marylla van Ginkel. This award is available to an Apparel Design student whose passion is to develop a career in the fashion industry. The successful candidate will have completed three courses from the Apparel Design program at Red River College with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please accompany the application with a short paragraph outlining your career goals.

The application deadline is January 15. Send applications to /Catalogue/files/File/admissions/AwardApplication.pdf

Prerequisites:
APPA-2006Jackets and Coats
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Jackets and Coats will explore clothing design for jackets and coats. You will draft patterns and design with patterns in class. Demonstrations of various pocket, lapel, sleeve and garment construction details will be included in class. You will have weekly pattern design and partial garment construction homework.

Marylla Ginkel Apparel Design Award

A $1000 award has been created by the late Ramon Zelech to honor the memory of his mother, Marylla van Ginkel. This award is available to an Apparel Design student whose passion is to develop a career in the fashion industry. The successful candidate will have completed three courses from the Apparel Design program at Red River College with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please accompany the application with a short paragraph outlining your career goals.

The application deadline is January 15. Send applications to /Catalogue/files/File/admissions/AwardApplication.pdf

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APPA-9001Fitting Facts
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Fitting is one of the most popular and challenging topics for sewers. Join this class to explore many aspects of fitting. Come and bring your questions, your garments and your bodies. All bodies, all ill-fitting garments and fitting problems welcome. Each student is invited to bring garments to try on in class. The garments may be something you have sewn, a test copy of a pattern you are trying or a garment you have purchased. If you have the accompanying sewing pattern, please bring it as well. We will look at fit of your garment, decide on needed changes and demonstrate the paper pattern alterations to create a more successful fit. We will look at as many garments as possible during our day together.

No Kit fee. Bring: two to four garments for fitting in-class, small safety pins and straight pins to be used in the fitting process.

APPA-9002The Anatomy of Neckline Finishes
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Necklines must be perfectly smooth, even and flattering. As part of garment design, finishes may be invisible or be seen from the right side. The same pattern may be re-designed for different necklines. You will learn how to draw and design a variety of possible neckline shapes such as V-necks, round necks, bound edge necklines, scalloped edges, mini-band finishes, faced-edged, and picot edge finishes. In this techniques class, you will sew different full-scale samples to create your own set of neckline samples in both knit and woven fabric -- which will serve as a great reference for your future sewing projects.


Please bring to class: Sewing machine, with foot control, regular presser foot, zipper foot and sewing machine needles. Basic sewing supplies: scissors, pins, pincushion, hand sewing needle, thread (dark and light colours) tape measure, ruler, pencil and /or marking pencil or chalk.

The kit fee is included.

PDEV-9047Perfect Pockets
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Learn how to sew a wide range of pocket styles. You will work from a pre-cut kit and will take home a set of samples for future reference. You will make patch pockets in various shapes. Invisible inseam pockets and functional zippered pockets will be prepared and made in various fabrics. Welt pockets will be made in a number of different styles and finally, Jean style pockets will be made using denim and cotton lining.


Please bring: a sewing machine in good working order, sharp or micro-tex needles and ball point sewing machine needles (size 70-80), white & beige & black polyester thread, fabric scissors, good quality pins, pin cushion, small ruler, tape measure, marking chalk and a  pencil or pen.

Extra added items for supply list:
  • Scotch tape
  • The wheel used with dress makers carbon 
  • We also need 5 or 6 some irons to be shared amongst class members. A basic iron is perfect, nothing fancy required. If you have one and are willing to bring and share, please email the instructor with the iron's details: jbones3@shaw.ca 
The kit fee is included.

PDEV-9048Everyday and Sport Underwear
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Complete two styles of Undies in this all day workshop, one for the top of the body and one for the bottom. Learn the techniques to work with and layer various one and two way stretch fabrics. Learn to sew and create shaping with two different widths of lingerie elastic and other notions. You will sew from pre-cut kits, discover size selection secrets, hear about fitting ideas and see many different Undies in cotton/spandex and polyester/spandex. The techniques you will learn transfer easily to creating swimwear, skating costumes, dance wear and other active wear.

Kit includes: pre-cut undies, elastics, hook closures and two Sewing Patterns designs with complete written instructions.

Please send your body measurements to jbones3@shaw.ca at least one week before the workshop date. This will allow time for your kit to be prepared for the workshop.

Please bring: sewing machine in good working order, ball point sewing machine needles (size 70-80), white & beige polyester thread, fabric scissors, good quality pins, pin cushion, tape measure, a notebook and a pen.

The kit fee is included.

PDEV-9049Sewing a Kimono
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You will cut & sew your Kimono and gain experience with your fabric which can be any weight and fiber content. The Kimono is created from rectangular shapes and when worn has an elegance and unique drape. You will learn pattern preparation, fabric layout techniques and methods for sewing various seam types. A knotted band detail, optional curved hem edges, great techniques for lining sleeves and many other helpful ideas will add to your sewing joy. Each student will work from a pattern (Sizes S to XL4).

Pattern Preparation: the pattern will be ready for you at the start of the class. Please bring good paper scissors, pencil and ruler.

Sewing Supplies to bring: Sewing machine (along with presser feet, foot control and machine cord). Optional to bring serge if you wish. Fabric scissors, pins, pin cushion, hand sewing needles, tape measure, machine needles, machine twin needles (Optional), and  thread in matching colour to fashion fabric.

Fabrics needed: Select a woven fabric.  Choose from cotton, linen, rayon, polyester, silk or a blend of any.  Ideas for fabrics could include flannel, quilting cottons, chambray or evening fancy fabrics too.  Bring a complimentary or contrasting fabric if you would like to line the sleeves.  If you have a variety of fabrics, bring them all and we could make choices together at the workshop.  Please consider avoiding fabrics that fray excessively.  Yardage required for all sizes is 3M of 115cm (45") wide fabric OR 2M of 150 cm (60") wide fabric.

The kit fee is included.

WRKS-9110Sewing with Knits
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Sew an item of sleep wear and gain experience in sewing knit fabrics, elastic and lace. You will learn techniques for successfully sewing seams, elastics, straps, beautiful mitered lace necklines, and hem edges. You will work on a pre-cut knit sleep wear item.

Supplies to bring: sewing machine (cords & foot control), polyester thread in white and beige, scissors, pins/pincushion, hand sewing needles, small ruler, tape measure and bag lunch. 

Please send your bust and hip measurements to Jan Bones, Instructor (jbones3@shaw.ca or by phone 204-453-2462)  Your Instructor will prepare your precut kit for use in class. 

The kit fee is included.

WRKS-9112Sewing with Knits 2
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In this workshop, you will learn how to use 2-way stretch knit fabrics. These are fabrics that stretch both lengthwise and crosswise; and, may be made with rayon, cotton, or polyester and are blended with spandex. This workshop will show you the best cutting techniques, special ideas for seams, and other interesting techniques for this unique fabric type. You will work on a pre-cut knit sleepwear item. 

Please contact your instructor at jbones3@shaw.ca by registration deadline, with your size information to prepare kits for the class.

Prerequisites: You must have good sewing skills

Supplies to bring to class: sewing machine (cords & foot control), polyester thread in white and beige and black, scissors, pins/pincushion, sewing machine ball point needles, small ruler, tape measure and bag lunch. 

The kit fee is included.

WRKS-9113Draping
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Draping is defined as "creating clothing on a dress form without the use of a pattern". Draping is one of the most fascinating ways to experiment with fabric, body curves and design ideas. We will use 1/2 scale dress forms in class to learn the beginning steps and move forward during the day to a range of design ideas.

Supplies to bring to class: Three (3) yards light weight, lightly colored cotton fabrics like muslin. Please have fabrics pressed and ready for use. Fabric scissors, small and large sizes, straight pins, pin cushion, lead pencil, hand sewing needle, a spool of any colour thread.

The kit fee is included.


WRKS-9138Shirt Making
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Sleeves, cuffs, plackets, yokes, collars, pockets, pleats, button closures, seams and hems! Combine these wonderful ingredients and you have a shirt. In this class, students will work on precut samples of these various shirt parts. The fabrics used in class will be cotton/cotton and poly/linen or silk. Gaining experience is one of the great advantages about making samples. Each student will create a notebook full of information.  As you sew on your own "real" garments in the future, the confidence and fun will be right there!

Students please bring to class:
Sewing machine with foot control, regular pressure foot, zipper foot and sewing machine needles.  Basic sewing supplies: scissors, pins, pincushion, hand sewing needle, thread (dark and light colors) tape measure, ruler, pencil or marking pencil, chalk.  A simple inexpensive iron if you have one.

The kit fee is included.

WRKS-9139How to Use "Lining" in Clothing Design
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Lining is a way to make an extra quality garment.  Lining will finish edges, add body when needed, reduce wrinkling of the fashion fabric and make for comfortable wearing.  Lining could really be any fabric but cotton, silk, rayon and polyester will be the most common.  In this class, students will make samples to learn new interesting ideas and have enhanced knowledge for future projects.  We will make small scale skirts, sleeves, dresses and vests, in a variety of fashion fabrics.  Students will take home a notebook full of knowledge about the secrets of using lining beautifully.  

Students please bring to class:
Sewing machine with foot control, regular pressure foot, zipper foot and sewing machine needles.  Basic sewing supplies: scissors, pins, pincushion, hand sewing needle, thread (dark and light colors) tape measure, ruler, pencil and or marking pencil or chalk.  A simple inexpensive iron if you have one.

The kit fee is included.

WRKS-9143Waistline Finishes
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The waistline edges of skirts and pants may be finished in many ways and we could even turn some ideas upside down and use these ideas to finish the edges of casual jackets and sleeves.  All students will create a set of full scale samples in this class to learn the best waistline finishes for your projects.  Methods for knit fabrics and woven fabric will be included.  You will sew straight and curved waistbands finishes, elastic application and facings.  Unique uses of ribbons and linings to beautifully finish edges will also be completed because these are all also great solutions for comfortable and attractive finishes for your clothing designs.

Students please bring to class:
Sewing machine with fool control, regular presser foot, zipper foot and sewing machine needles.  Basic sewing supplies: scissors, pins, pincushion, hand sewing needle, thread (light and dark colors) tape measure, ruler, pencil and or marking pencil and chalk.  A simple inexpensive iron if you have one.

The kit fee is included.

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