Tailoring Class

Register for
Spring 2015

Be sure to register for Spring 2015 courses. Fees need to be paid by Wednesday, January 7 at 11:59 pm. Check out the requirements for degrees and certificates and consider finishing one you have in progress. Also note there is a prerequisite requirement of FASH 110 Beginning Clothing Construction for Judy Jackson’s class, FASH 199 […]

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Where Are They Now:
Elizabeth Flick

We recently caught up with Elizabeth Flick and were excited to hear how she is getting along. Here’s what she is up to in her words. I earned the Custom Dressmaking/Small Business Orientation degree. My long term goal is to really start my own formal gown business. I love dresses: gowns, wedding dresses, all of […]

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Principles of Design
Coming Spring 2015

FASH 100, Principles of Design, will be offered this Spring on Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm. The course was mistakenly left out of the printed course catalog. Kathleen McCarney teaches this course. This is a great entry level class that you will refer back to in several of your other classes. It is required for all of […]


Gap Inc. for
Community Colleges

Are you interested in pursuing a career in retail management? We are excited to announce that The Bay Region Retail, Hospitality & Tourism “Learn & Earn” Grant housed at Skyline College, has partnered with Gap Inc. for Community Colleges by offering two opportunities for students to jump start their career in Retail Management! LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: […]


Fashionable Things
We Have Found 7

Enjoy our previous installments of Fashionable Things We Have Found, here. Thoughts about what you are really purchasing when outlet shopping. Cynthia Rowley thinks “There Has Never Been a Better Time” to start a fashion line. A local company is testing ways to reinvigorate shopping malls. “Silicon Valley Has a Fashion Problem,” an article about […]


Contest Inspiration

Don’t forget about the Play It Again Contest. Perhaps you will have extra time over the holidays to work on it, or have a great opportunity to gather supplies such as used wrapping paper, old clothing, or anything used really. We recommend re-reading the details, because we’ve added requirements like submitting images of the process […]



Fabmo is a local organization that started by collecting fabric samples from the Interior Design businesses that were going to throw them out. They earned their 503b status in 2009, but have been around for a bit longer than that. They have since grown by leaps and bounds and now they divert about 70 tons […]


Tips and Techniques:

Sometimes we have seen projects crammed into a bag, smooshed, and wrinkled. Knowing how much work goes into creating a garment and seeing things in a such a state of disarray, we thought we’d sit down with our fearless leader, Ronda Chaney, and discuss the importance of pressing. Here are Ronda’s top five tips! Good […]

Completed garments

Historical Inspiration

With Halloween around the corner, we thought we would share a few costumey looks. Thanks to our Theater Costuming Certificate and Degree we get to enjoy the many historically inspired designs of our students. Here are a few recent images.


Getting the Right Fit

Fitting takes a lot of work, time, and patience. Here Tailoring and Advanced Tailoring students show off their muslins, toiles, or fitting garments for their tailored jackets. Some of these students went through as many as four reiterations to get the look and fit they were after. We can’t wait to see what the finished […]


Former Student:
Alda Loo

We recently connected with Alda Loo, a former student to learn more about what she is up to and how her experiences in the Cañada College Fashion Design and Merchandising Department helped her get to where she is today. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): What degree did you receive from Cañada? Alda Loo (AL): I graduated […]