Evening gown class makes its debut From pajamas to evening gowns, Cañada’s construction classes now cover it all! And the students are loving it. This week students in the inaugural Evening Gown Construction class, taught by Lynda Maynard, showed their final projects. Take a look! What does Maynard enjoy about teaching students how to make […]
A serger can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on how well you know how to use it. Students who took the Basic Serging class this summer have a more amicable relationship with sergers as a result.
Eventually our students leave the proverbial nest and go on to design school, university or a career. For these students—as well as those taking their small businesses to the next level—Portfolio Development is the perfect class.
The humble apron: Is it merely useful to keep food from staining your clothes, or could it be a true fashion accessory? See for yourself, and tell us what you think!
Here’s what we’ve noticed. What are YOU seeing out there? It’s summer—the perfect time to let body and mind wander. During our travels this season, we’re keeping our eyes open for predicted trends as well as interesting departures. Regional Differences According to travel company Expedia, the top fashion hot spots in the U.S. include Portland, […]
We’re lucky to have a number of sewing schools and teachers in the area, who can keep you learning and creating until the fall.
Ways to stay sharp over the summer break. It’s June. Time to kick back, enjoy the warm weather and sip iced tea. But many of us also want to tackle some new sewing projects and perhaps pack some knowledge in before the fall semester starts. With that in mind, we took a look at our […]
This summer’s swimwear trends Some might think that bathing suits, as small as they are, leave little room for design details. But if you’re a fashionista, you know otherwise. What color, how high the waistline, or how wide the straps are all choices that can dramatically alter a suit’s visual impact. Each year swimwear designers […]
Earlier this week 27 students from our Beginning Construction class showed their final projects to one another and to instructor Kathleen Lorist. Each student made a t-shirt, a pair of pajama pants and a vest. After that they could make whatever “lab garment” they chose. Once again we were so impressed by their work and […]
Laura Tran just started taking fashion courses at Cañada, but she’s already making her mark in and outside of class. We asked Laura more about her and her business. Here’s what she had to say. Cañada fashion department (CFD): Tell us a little about your background. Laura Tran (LT): I’m a Bay Area local, born […]