Guess what? It rains in Portland! And yet we go to the coast, ride bikes, hike in the woods. Oh, and we have mountains, with snow. So we ski and snowboard. Create a garment that solves the 5 Ws of winter in the Northwest: Water-repellent, warm, washable, wicking and wearable with style. Become familiar with fabrics and findings. Sew details appropriate to such garments such as pit and pocket zips, snow skirts, storm flaps and zipper garages. includes sample fabrics, patterns & handouts. Make your choice of a parka, rain jacket, car coat or trench coat. Choose wool or technical fabrics including the latest bonded fabrics.
Prerequisite: Apparel Construction
Instructor:Kathryn McAlpine, product engineer, Columbia Sportswear
Cost/Cost Options:Non-credit class. $439. Includes patterns & practice fabrics.
Don't forget to pick up your items at Portland Fashion Institute's supply store with your 20% student discount.
"I love my Melton wool trench coat. I wore it every day when visiting relatives in Pennsylvania and got so many compliments" -- Karley E