Juren Sullivan Center For Fashion Management

Summer Continuing Education

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Summer Continuing Education Classes

Classes offered to teaching professionals and adult learners
by Fashion Management Program Faculty.
All classes taught at the University of the Incarnate Word



3 Hour Classes to be offered:

How the Fashion Industry is Organized

Monday, June 26 9AM – 12PM

The purpose of this workshop is to present an overview how the fashion industry is structured via business seasons, market levels, product categories, and methods to sell product to the final consumer. By learning the fundamentals of fashion business organization, teachers can better help their students explore career opportunities and how to select a major that develops career skill sets appropriate to career goals.


Tuesday, June 27 9AM - 12PM

This class will cover the basics of textiles including discussions on fibers, fabrics, and finishes.



5 Hour Class to be offered:

Fashion Show Production*

Wednesday, June 21 9AM– 3PM, hour break for lunch

Learn how to produce a fashion show for 100 to 1,000 guests.  Planning, scheduling, timelines,
and coordination with external vendors will be covered.  Organizing garments, recruiting models,
fittings, hair, make-up, music are other topics of discussion.   Some “hands-on” exercises will be
included so that you walk away ready to do your own fashion event. 

Prior to class, you must purchase Guide to Producing a Fashion Show by Everett. 



6 Hour Classes to be offered:

Flat Pattern*

Monday & Tuesday, June 28 & 29 1 – 4PM

Flat pattern: Learn how to create two dimensional patterns from slopers (basic patterns without seam allowance). Become familiar with manipulating darts, bodice styles, skirts, and sleeves to design your own garment styles. Create your own personal sloper to make a perfect fitting blouse or sheath dress. ($25 fee for supplies)



Monday & Tuesday, June 26 & 27 1PM – 4PM

Draping: Explore the three-dimensional method of creating patterns on a dress form. The same techniques will be demonstrated for designing a bodice, skirt, collar and sleeve.
($10 fee for supplies)


How to Draft Basic Slopers

Wednesday & Thursday June 28 & 29 9:00AM – 12PM

In this class learn to draft a basic sloper from your measurements.  Prior to class, you must purchase Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Armstrong and take your necessary measurements.



3 hours $75; 5 hours $125; 6 hours $150
* These courses, as noted, have additional fees for supplies.
All courses must have 5 people for the class to be offered
For further information contact Dr. Melinda Adams, or 210-805-1204.