The students create a complete free design collection of 11 Storyboards and pattern, cut and sew 11 garments. The learners design a range of 3 fashion illustrations and 1 technical drawing for each of the garments which will be produced.
Full-time: 35-45 hours per week over 2 months (dependent on the complexity of the designs)
Part-time: 20-30 hours per week over 4 months (dependent on the complexity of the designs)
The following garments are produced as part of the designer collection.
Required equipment and materials:
The students have to purchase a sewing machine and an overlocker. The best brands are Bernina and Elna, as those companies offer free sewing machine lessons. However any domestic sewing machine is good enough for the training process. If the students do not have an overlocker, they may use the zig zag stitch to finish the garments.
The learners also have to purchase all fabrics and haberdasheries for the production of the 11 garments. One garment's materials cost approximately US$10-40. Specific shop lists are prepared during the course after rating the patterns according to design specifications.
Instruments and mediums: the students are provided with a list of all required equipment and mediums. Approximate cost of the full patterning, drawing and garment construction equipment is US$150, excluding the sewing machine and the overlocker which vary.
After graduation the students may also purchase professional Fashion design, Pattern-making and Pattern–grading CAD software. All CRE Fashion Design School students qualify for substantial discount for specialized fashion CAD software by Etelestia: http://www.etelestia.com/en/cad-fashion-design-software.aspx