Garner Sewing Room

Garner Sewing Room

Garner Sewing Room Fashion Design & Illustration Course

Fashion Design & Illustration Course


Garner Sewing Room

Garner Sewing Room Fashion Design & Illustration Course

12 - 18+ yrs


Wed, Jan 11, 2023 - Oct 11, 2023

32 classes remaining

4:30pm - 6:00pm EST


201 Tryon Rd, Ste. 115, Raleigh, NC 27603


Brandy G.


12 students


Sibling Discount

Class Experience

Course description: Learn about fashion design, the process of designing clothing, and how to make  garments from start to finish. Learn about fashion illustration, creating mood boards, a short history of  fashion design, research and development, textiles and fabrics, and garment construction.

The value of this course is undescribable. The student will have 30 in person and 6 virtual classes, 4 open studio dates, access to our instructors for support between classes and so much more. Students will be creating their very own designs from start to finish. No worries if they haven't sewn before. Our staff is here to ensure they succeed in their designs. Models will be available during the course to ensure proper fit of the final garment.

Students will  showcase their designs at the end of the course in a group fashion show. Yes,Fashion Show! Students will have the option to model their own designs if they choose to, however if they do not want to we will have volunteer models to show off each student's unique creation. Our goal is to create 2 outfits in total. 

Each student will receive course materials which include:

  • Course Manual
  • Pattern Paper
  • Muslin Fabric

Fashion Show Dates & Times:

Saturday, October 7th 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Garner/Raleigh area Location TBD.


Details on the Fashion Showcase will be emailed at a future date.

Class Requirements

  • Basic Sewing Machine Operation - optional
  • Access to Zoom for Virtual Studies & for additional support between classes upon request.

What you'll learn

  • Mood Boards
  • Freehand Fashion Design Collages
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Textiles & Fabrics
  • Garment Construction

Sample Class Format

  • In person & virtual lessons
  • Open Studio Independent Workstudy starts Fridays, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 and 10/06. 4:30pm to 7:00pm (Instructors will be available for assistance during these dates/times.)

Other Things To Know


Students are encouraged to work on designs and do research between classes.

Holiday Schedule
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Cancellation Policy
  • 2 or more weeks from start date, Full refund minus 7% processing fee.
  • Less than 2 weeks from start date, 50% refund minus 7% processing fee or Full account credit.
  • Less than 1 week from start date, No credit or refund will be offered.

What To Bring

  • List will be provided to parents

Garner Sewing Room Location

Garner Sewing Room

201 Tryon Rd, Ste. 115, Raleigh, NC 27603

Meet your Instructor

Brandy G.

Brandy received her BFA in Textiles and Fashion Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. After graduating in 2009, she moved to NYC and began apprenticing as a tailor and shirtmaker for bespoke menswear companies. She completed a pattern-making apprenticeship with Nicolas Caito Atelier and worked for many luxury womenswear and menswear tailor shops. Brandy teaches fashion design, sewing and patternmaking, textile arts, and drawing to students of all ages and abilities.