This course presents students with opportunities to learn basic designing skills, drafting patterns, and industrial methods of clothing construction. Students will create clothing projects that start out simple and progress to more challenging projects as they acquire more skills and broaden their creativity. They will be trained to use a wide variety of sewing machines and equipment. In addition, they will acquire an understanding of the principles of fashion merchandising. All students in this class participate in the annual year end fashion show. Students demonstrating advanced achievement and job readiness in multiple areas may qualify for the Pennsylvania Skills Certificate upon completion of the course.