King of Crafty Couture Comes to Cañada

Fashion designer Kenneth King has made his mark by being 100% original and by bringing both drama and craftsmanship to his work. King has made a living plying his craft since college and shows no signs of letting up on that sewing machine pedal anytime soon. “[My] pieces have a stylistic unity because of the […]

What Is It about the Sapporo Coat?!

A funny thing happened a few weeks ago: At least a third of our Tailoring students showed the Sapporo Coat by Papercut Patterns as their final project. What is it about this coat? The Sapporo’s cocoon silhouette with diagonal seaming flatters any figure, and it can be made for cold or warm seasons, depending on […]

TA-DA! Tailoring Students Present Final Projects

Smiles and laughter were in plentiful supply yesterday as students in the Tailoring classes (beginning and advanced) gave their final presentations. Students must show a completed jacket or coat that fits them perfectly and has a lining. Their projects frequently take all semester and sometimes 100 or more hours to complete, but the results are […]

Artistry in Fashion Is A Full Day of Fun!

With Artistry in Fashion—Cañada College fashion department’s premier event—now in its 29th year, many thousands have attended, shopped and enjoyed. If you haven’t yet been so lucky, now is your chance! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 29th and prepare to have a fantastic time! Here’s a taste of what you can expect: Get $1.00 […]

Real-world Education Is Our Stock-in-Trade

Department faculty Ronda Chaney, Peggy Perruccio and Kathleen Lorist attended the June show of the Fashion Market Northern California. This highly respected trade show happens right in our backyard—at the San Mateo Event Center—making it very convenient for Cañada faculty and students to check out. There you can get an insider’s view into the business […]

Top 5 Reasons to Sew

Those of us who sew probably do it because we enjoy it. It turns out sewing has a lot of physical and mental health benefits as well, including: So whatever your reason, keep sewing! Your brain and body will thank you! Sources: https://www.allfreesewing.com/Reference-Information/Health-Benefits-of-Sewing https://www.mindfood.com/article/5-health-benefits-of-sewing/ http://www.sewingmakesmehappy.com/the-benefits-of-sewing-as-an-adult/

Resort Season Means Business!

Fashion Week in Milan is drawing to a close, after dozens of runway shows featuring Resort 2019 collections. But what is the Resort season anyway? According to Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, Resort collections are also sometimes called Cruise, Holiday or Pre-Spring, but they all take place “after fall clothes have gone on sale but […]

Sewing Tips from Our Resident Expert

Our fearless leader Ronda Chaney is unmatched in the field of fashion education, particularly when it comes to impeccable construction. She is co-author of the book Make It Your Own and has written for such publications as Sewing Update, Serger Update, Sew News, F.I.T. Review and Singer Sewing Books. She has also appeared on the nationally syndicated television program America Sews. Here she shares […]