SAVA CTE Fashion Design & Merchandising Pathway

Fashion Design 1

Fashion Design 1 is an introduction to fashion history. Topics will include the history of textile, knitting, and knit fabrics, dyeing, and printing. Students will learn about the production and manufacturing process and create their own designs to present at a fashion show which will take place at the end of the Fashion Design 2 course.

Fashion Design 2

During Fashion Design 2 students will learn to create pattern bases such as those for a skirt, pants, and dresses fundamental to fashion design. Students will learn to take accurate body measurements before making a pattern and to interpret a sketch made by someone else. In class, students will also be designing, sewing, and manufacturing their own clothing line. Students will present their designs at a fashion show as the culminating class project. Fashion Design 1 is required for this course.


Skylier Blanchard-Crowder

Skylier is one of the few Female African American Designers with her own Fashion House, which is based in Oakland and Sacramento, CA. She has vigorously continued to champion the economic development and after school programs for Oakland’s and Sacramento’s Youth from the streets to halls of city government.

Skylier will enlist aspiring students and young designers as wells as models to participate in the entire process and production of a segment of her skills and experiences. She will also challenge and motivate young aspiring students to participate in their economic future in Fashion by hands-on experience in the many facets of the exciting Fashion Industry, from the inside out. Her objective is to bring back the production of Soft Goods to the area while creating jobs that span every sector of the Fashion Industry, from conceptual design to retail production, branding and merchandising, to runway.

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Skylier A. Blanchard-Crowder

Sacramento CTE Charter fashion and design