McComsey Career Development Center
Visual Arts : Fashion/Apparel Design

Processes, Techniques and Specific Knowledge Areas

    __Fabric/yarn/fiber properties
    __Textile restoration
    __Color forecasting
    __Computer-aided apparel design
    __Trend research
    __Spinning and yarn construction
    __Textile constructions
    __Fiber finishing
    __Fabric construction and analysis

    __Treatments:
  • tie-dye
  • Batik
  • screen printing/fabric silkscreen
  • silk painting
  • embellishing
  • Shibori
  • natural/chemical dyeing

    __Textile construction techniques:
  • knitting/crocheting
  • sewing
  • knitting machine
  • weaving (threading looms, tapestry, patterning)

    __Draping/drafting techniques:
  • flat pattern-making
  • pattern grading
  • tailoring
  • drafting
  • layout
  • color theory
  • illustration
  • human anatomy/physiology
  • graph/spec for garments