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DRAMA 317 A: Introduction to Costume Construction

Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
MW 9:40am - 1:00pm
HUT 135
Deborah Skorstad
Deborah Skorstad

Syllabus Description:

Drama 317 Summer 2024

CosPlay Intensive

Construction techniques applicable to theatrical costuming, fashion design, textile arts, Cosplay enthusiasts, historical reenactors . Lecture, demonstration and practical lab.  Student will be graded on class participation and completion of project.

Class 1:                  Mon June 17                                                                                        10%

Students should come prepared with character or garment design and research. NOTE: Research must be printed or drawn on paper! You can collect on-line research but must have a printed hard copy. We'll discuss appropriate materials and supplies.


Students will thread machines, wind bobbin, change needle, change stitch length, reverse, back stitch.   

Pressing Demo

Basic Seam Allowance Demo


 Class 2:             Wed June 19                                                                                               10%

Students should come prepared with detailed research, fabric or fabrication supplies. GunDam Girl sketches.JPG

Discuss modifying commercial patterns, drafting patterns and draping patterns.

Review use of sewing machines, seam techniques and vocabulary.

Mock Ups begin

 Class 3:  Mon June 24                                                                                                              10%

Fabric Layout Demo                       

Work in shop


Class 4:       Wed  June 26

Serger Demo, Seam Finish Demo, Hem and Casing Demo, stretch demo                        10%

Work in shop 


 Class 5:  Mon  July 1

                Demo TBD                                                                                                                    10%

                Fittings and check in.

               Work in shop . Project to be well under way


 Class 6:   Wed July 3

                 Demo TBD

 Vocabulary review                                                                                                                         10%

 Work in shop 

 Class 7:     Mon July 8

                Demo    TBD                                                                                                                     10%            

                Work in shop. Project should be well on it’s way to completion 

 Class 8:    Wed July 10

                  Work in shop                                                                                                                 10%

  Class 9:  Mon July 15             

                 Demo TBD

                 Work in shop. Project should be 99.9% completed. Today is for final touches

Class 10:  Wed July 17  LAST CLASS!!   Present your completed project                 20%   

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to clothing construction techniques applicable to theatrical costumes, fashion design, and textile arts. Includes lectures, demonstrations, and practice lab.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Last updated: 
April 9, 2024 - 2:25am