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FDES 3101 Garment Construction I Studio Art, Printmaking & Fashion Design Program Summer 2022 July 4-Week 1 Course - Florence

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FDES 3101 Garment Construction I

ART 340 Garment Construction I Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: Santa Reparata International School of Art
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Art History
Other Subject Area: Fashion Design
Instruction in: English
Course Code: ART 340 / FDES 3101
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 90
Required Supplies: During orientation, students will receive a list of textbooks they are required to purchase. Students will be expected to provide their own supplies from a supply list. Instructors will supply the lists during the first week of classes. Students should not purchase any texts and/or supplies before orientation.


This course is an introduction to basic sewing and construction skills. Fabric definition, construction, and function are studied. Students learn hand sewing and finishing, body measurements, pattern use, fabric layout and cutting as well as machine operation. Students are required to create and complete garments.

At the end of every semester, students have the opportunity to show the work they have completed throughout the semester. Students are involved in the organization of the show, everything from the invitation to the press release, from the selection of music and accessories to the model casting, from the stage managing to the creation of the outfits is done by Santa Reparata students. Friends and locals are invited to this event making it a very lively and exciting evening.

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