Many machines and equipment from Oswego High School’s very own fabrication classroom in room 185 are used to create all different sorts of clothing projects. The classes offered within the fashion department are Fashion Construction 1, Fashion Construction 2 and Fashion Merchandising. Students can be any in any grade, and don’t have to take a prerequisite class to start Fashion Construction 1. The classes are taught by Ms. Susan Knowles.
One of the many sewing machines in room 185, which students use to complete their class projects.
Sewing kits with tools are available for students to use. They are well organized with straps to keep everything in place.
Students measure and cut what they need for their projects on the cutting boards. Scraps of fabric are placed in the bin in the center of the table.
Room 185 got a new piece of machinery this year, a Baby Lock Valiant, which is a multi-needle embroidery machine. Ms. Susan Knowles would like to start a small business for the Fashion 2 class, providing an embroidery service for the school’s logo.
A Fashion 1 display case, designed and decorated by senior Lane Barry, is put up in one of the main hallway cases. The display was designed for October, and was decorated with Halloween props.