Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, Department of


Date of this Version

April 1990


Published as Nebraska Cooperative Extension 4-H 304 (1990). Copyright (c) 1990 Rose Marie Tondl.


In "Challenging Patterns" you can build on basic construction skills you learned in Sewing for Fun and Clothing Level 1 and Clothing Level 2. You will practice new skills by working with more detailed and intricate pattern designs. You will learn more about:
* Wardrobe building
* Selecting challenging patterns
* Coordinating pattern and fabric
* Design elements - line, color, texture
* Design principles - proportion, balance, rhythm, emphasis and harmony
* Face shapes - hair styles, necklines and accessories
* Selecting accessories
* Serger sewing
* Western wear
* Careers in textiles and clothing