Fashion Design: Skills Expected of Applicants

Students interested in the Fashion Design Specialization (FD) should have skills or experiences in art, design, and sewing. Experience in computer aided design software Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop would also be of benefit.

These skills can be gained through HS classes, 4-H projects, public workshops or classes (face-to-face or online) and independent practice. The internet options seem endless for "Learn to..." "How to..." "DIY..." for sewing, drawing fashion and using Adobe programs. There are both free and purchase options.

Some options to explore:

  • classes. Classes range from basic to advanced.
  • Sewing Patterns: Simplicity Learn to Sew. Palmer Pletsch Lean to Sew. Twinkle Sews.