Sandy Ericson
We’re excited to announce our guest speaker for Artistry in Fashion this year.

The owner of Center for Pattern Design (CFPD), Sandra Ericson, brings more than thirty years of experience as a pattern maker and educator in Napa, California.

Join us as she presents a fashion show featuring designs from her CFPD patterns, which feature pattern recreations of classic couture designs from designers like Balenciaga and Vionnet.

She is a leading educator in the Clothing and Textile field, having taught fashion design, fashion history, pattern cutting, draping, textile and clothing construction at City College of San Francisco for over 30 years.  She holds both a BA and an MA Degree in Clothing and Textiles from San Jose State and San Francisco State Universities.  Currently, she directs the Center for Pattern Design (CFPD), an online headquarters for the professional pattern designers in the US and abroad.  Sandra’s personal research has lead her to become one of the few experts on the innovative work of Madeleine Vionnet, enabling her to apply the draping principles of Vionnet to create her own pattern designs for CFPD.  She also continues to teach for universities and industry groups in the US and Canada and has written many articles for Threads Magazine about pattern design.

Here is some of her work.


Artistry in Fashion
The Cañada College Fashion Department hosts its annual Artistry in Fashion fundraising event on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This shopping extravaganza features over 60 designers selling clothing, jewelry, and other fashions. Visitors can tour the Fashion Department’s Open House to view student projects from noon to 3:00 p.m. Pattern designer and educator, Sandra Ericson, will present a fashion show in the auditorium at 1:30 p.m. A $10 donation benefits student scholarships. On-site food vendors and free parking available. More information: or call 650-306-3370. The college is located at 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., in Redwood City.