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Examples of FMD Student Work

In FMD 242 Clothing Construction, students complete a variety of sewn product projects that utilize an array of skills and techniques.


For their pencil skirt projects, students must demonstrate proficiency sewing darts, sewing and serging seams, inserting a centered zipper, attaching a waistband, hand-sewing a hook and eye closure, and hand-sewing a blind hem.


For their button-down shirt projects, students must demonstrate proficiency sewing and serging seams, attaching set-in sleeves with plackets and cuffs, attaching a collar, completing a narrow hem, sewing buttonholes, and hand-sewing buttons with thread shanks.

In FMD 346 Apparel Design, students utilize the skills and techniques learned in FMD 242 Clothing Construction and apply them to original garments of their own design. Following the design process, starting with inspiration and creativity and ending with a finish product, students are required to create an original garment using a combination of patternmaking and draping.


Left-to-right: “Chic et Royale” by Emily C.; “Annabel Lee” by Taylor D.; “Prim & Proper” by Kayci L.

Students first create a mood board (above) based on theme determined by an environmental scan of the market. From this mood board, students then designed a coordinating line of 4-6 original garments (below).


Left-to-right: “Chic et Royale” by Emily C.; “Annabel Lee” by Taylor D.

Above: “Prim & Proper” by Kayci L.

Once one of the designs was selected for creation, the students draped a half-scale sample garment to test their design ideas. A full-scale pattern followed, and then a full-scale sample garment was created from muslin to ensure the appropriate fit. Finally, students used their completed patterns to cut out and construct their garments.


Left-to-right: “Chic et Royale” by Emily C.; “Annabel Lee” by Taylor D.; “Prim & Proper” by Kayci L.

Pictures from the end of the year photo shoot are utilized by students in their professional portfolio as examples of their original design work.


Left-to-right: Taylor D., Kayci L., and Emily C. modeling their completed original garments at historic Glenmore Mansion in Jefferson City, TN

In FMD 431 Product Development, students complete a semester-long design project culminating in an original line of 4-6 garments. This line is created based on environmental research for a select target market. Students combine original textile prints and colors to compose unique colorways for original garments created in Adobe Illustrator and rendered in Adobe Photoshop.



Top: “Here I Come to Save the Day” by Mariah S.; Bottom: “Apprentice” by Leah S.

In FMD 433 CAD for Apparel, students gain skills in computer-aided design utilizing industry-specific software. Students must also gain proficiency in a variety of fashion illustration techniques. The course culminates in the creation of a professional portfolio showcasing students’ design work.



Top Left-to-right: “Somber” by Taylor D. featuring a mood board, textile swatches
Bottom Left-to-right: “Somber” by Taylor D. featuring fashion illustration, stylized flat, and technical flat



Top Left-to-right: “Classic Romance” by Kristina H. featuring a mood board, textile swatches
Bottom Left-to-right: Kristina H. featuring fashion illustrations, stylized flats, and technical flats



Top Left-to-right: “Natural Elegance” by Madison W. featuring a mood board, textile swatches
fashion illustration, stylized flat, and technical flat



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