Fashion Design summer workshop for high school teens.

Fashion Design

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"I liked that I was able to make many things for myself."

This workshop provides students with basic concepts in fashion design and the skills to create original one-of-a-kind garments. Students develop basic fashion sketching, pattern-making, sewing, and construction skills while working with a variety of fabrics and other materials.

Study of the human figure together with an overview of contemporary and historical fashion design inspires students to create unique garments which are presented, critiqued, worn, and put on display. Experience with a sewing machine is recommended.


Fashion Design - Lily Shell

Faculty: Lily Shell

Lily is a freelance costume designer currently living and working in her hometown of New York City. She holds a BA in American Studies from Vassar College, where she designed and constructed garments as an employee of the drama department’s costume shop for 4 years. An alumna of The Putney School Summer Arts herself, she is thrilled to return to teach the fashion workshop after 2 years as the fashion apprentice teacher. You can find her work at


The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)

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