Students holding dresses they made

Fashion Design

For those who are interested in fashion design, costume design, fashion retailing, and merchandising.  These classes are arranged to learn and preform sewing methods, construction techniques, examine textiles and create clothing projects.  Promoting fashion and design as a career is also explored.

Student competitions for fashion projects (think “Project Runway”) is available through participation in our DECA or FCLAA clubs.  A portfolio will be assembled for college consideration after completion of the three course program.

Fashion, Fabrics, & Construction:

Students will be able to describe and perform sewing methods, understand textile vocabulary, recognize construction techniques, identify fabrics and weaves, and demonstrate correct sewing machine operation and construct three clothing projects. The history of fashion is also studied. This course is an excellent choice for those planning to pursue a career in textile, costume, and/or fashion design.

 Advanced Fashion & Clothing Construction:

This course will use a variety of equipment, tools, and techniques to build on the knowledge from the introductory fashion class. Students will learn about apparel and textile construction, alteration and repairs, as well as advanced sewing techniques. In this class there is an opportunity to create fashion construction projects for FCCLA State Competitions.

Fashion Merchandising & Retailing:

This course emphasizes marketing and retailing strategies within the fashion industry for apparel and textile products while assessing costs. Students will also explore retailing and advertising methods for promotion within the fashion industry. The students will also complete a fashion and textile portfolio for possible college opportunities. This class offers the opportunity to create an apparel line for FCCLA State Competitions.
FCS/Art Teacher

Available Courses

School Program Instructor Contact High School Credit Post Secondary Credit
Advanced Fashion & Clothing ConstructionJen Church810-626-2200

Fashion Merchandising & Retailing - PinckneyJamie Scappaticci810-225-5754

Fashion, Fabrics, & ConstructionJen Church810-626-2200

Visual Performing and Applied Arts