Do you tear out inspiration from magazines or have entire Pinterest boards dedicated to fashion ideas? If so, Designer Techniques is the class for you. Our department chair, Ronda Chaney, will walk students through numerous samples and techniques to add to your sewing and designing repertoire. The class will meet from 9am-12noon on Wednesdays in […]
Our students created some amazing designs in Advanced Flat Pattern. We thought we’d have some fun and have a little pop quiz. Can you tell which design goes with which pattern? The Designs The Patterns The Answers A1, B3, C4, D5, E2
We think one of the greatest assets of the Cañada College Fashion Department is our value. Lower Cost Tuition is low. Currently classes are $46 per unit. Scholarships We offer generous department scholarships. The application is now open and closes in February 14, 2014. Our department offers scholarships with funds raised at Artistry in Fashion. […]
Did you ever wonder how sizing works? Grading is the process used to make a range of sizes from a pattern. It can be done manually with a ruler or with a computer program. In these short courses, you will learn how to grade patterns. The applications are varied and can help you re-size a […]
Happy Thanksgiving! Here are a few more things we’ve found in cyberspace and think are worth passing along. Pantone picked the colors used most often by designers in their Spring 2014 collections. Dazzling Blue was top. Do any of these colors match your Spring collection plans? Local designer, Alexandria von Brommsen discusses her adventures on […]
Have y’all seen our campus? Cañada College is on top of a hill and absolutely gorgeous. The views are breathtaking. We are so, so lucky. Here are a few shots from around campus. Enjoy and be inspired.
We recently interviewed Mary Lou Lange our Techniques of Fit, Flat Pattern, and Serging instructor. We learned quite a few things and hope you do too! Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): You have a lot of sewing experience from multiple places: home dec, quilting, apparel, and art clothing. Can you tell us more about that? How […]
We were able to catch up with Glenn Tojoy who graduated in Spring 2013. Here’s what he is currently up to. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): Where and what are you studying now? Glenn Tojoy (GT): I’m at Savile Row Academy in Maurice Sedwell Tailoring House. I’m studying foundation bespoke tailoring, fitting and pattern making, re-marking, […]
Our Advanced Illustration students recently shared their fabric renderings. We thought these were all too pretty not to share!
All students can begin registering on 11/16. Depending on your status, you may be able register before then. We have a lot of fabulous classes for Spring 2014. Feel free to contact Ronda, at 650-306-3370 if you have any questions about classes or planning to complete your certificate or degree. Here are some images from […]
We spoke recently with Lynda Maynard who teaches: Lingerie, Pants Drafting, Pants Construction, Copying Ready-to-Wear, Bustier, and French Pattern Drafting. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): How long have you been teaching at Cañada? Lynda Maynard (LM): 8 years. CFD: In addition to teaching Cañada fashion students, what do you do fashion related? LM: I teach online and at […]
Everything that is old is new again. This certainly seems to be the case with vintage patterns and design books. Our department has a wonderful collection of vintage garments, pattern images, design books, and patterns that we use both for inspiration and teaching. Our Advanced Flat Pattern class creates patterns based on vintage line drawings. […]
Are you ever frustrated with the way a garment fits? The bust gaps open, the thighs are too tight, the sleeve isn’t at your shoulder and so on? Fit is one of the things that leads people to sew for themselves or create new fashion or pattern lines. Though, even sewing for yourself and understanding […]
The Peninsula Museum of Art is showcasing soft sculpture work by artist Susan Else from October 20, 2013 to January 26, 2014. Susan creates sculptures and then covers them in fabric–similar to how fashion covers the body. Admission is free. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11am-5pm. The Peninsula Museum of Art is located at […]
Be sure to think about the Repurposed Denim Contest as you consider projects for your classes. There is a contest for both Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising students! Requirements for Design students: An outfit that covers and fits the size 10 dress forms. Garments should be able to be easily removed from the dress forms. […]