The class will focus on basic, beginner level fashion garment construction, pattern cutting, and developing various models based on the basic skirt pattern.
Students will construct a basic skirt pattern. We will develop individual skirts and study the draping ability of textiles, body figures, and basic fundamentals of design garment making. Other fabric treatments, like ruffles, tucks, pleats, finishing treatments, and many more, are included. Classes are based on both practical (workshop) and theoretical (PowerPoint presentations) study.
Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.
Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.
Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and to bring them to every class.
Optional: If you have your own sewing machine, feel free to bring it. You will be able to get to know it much better during the course.
There may be more materials to be purchased and brought in as the class progresses, i.e., fabric for the dresses; your lecturer will give you the necessary guidance.
On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
Manjulakshmi is International Fashion Designer being the first designer from Qatar to have showcased her collection at the New York Fashion Week and listed on the Fashion Calendar of CFDA. Being a Fashion Consultant in the region with an expanded career in Design as Design Educator and Researcher extending into the fields of Fashion Design, Interior Design and Jewelry Design, she has an established career in the design industry and has been teaching in VCUQ since 2005.
She has been working with the design industry in Qatar to develop in its various forms and helping new brands and fashion entrepreneurs to launch their brands into the market with the help of her design studio. She is the Creative Head of her Couture Label @gillsmanjulakshmi and @aadimabygm
She is researching in “Sustainable Design Textiles and lifestyle” and has Masters of Business Administration and Marketing and Bachelors in Costume and Fashion Design. She is also one of the designers who has showcased her bridal and evening wear couture collection at the 7th International Fashion Show and Wedding Exhibition "IWED" in 2014, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show 2016, 1st Qatar Fashion Show at the Shop Qatar 2017, NYFW 2018 and has been invited for the Paris Fashion Week 2018.