Alexandra’s career in fashion began after completing a Home Economics degree majoring in clothing and textiles from the University of Saskatchewan, followed by a degree in Fashion Design from Ryerson University. Upon graduation, she spent the next 16 years working in the Canadian fashion industry as a Pattern Maker, Designer, Technical Designer and Fit Technician. After settling in Victoria in 2012, Alexandra developed In-House Patterns, an independent pattern company offering women’s home sewing patterns, and has been teaching pattern making, grading and garment construction locally and specifically at the Makehouse.
Alexandra’s areas of expertise are centered on precision pattern making, grading and draping for women’s wear and using industrial sewing techniques to sew better and faster, while achieving more professional results than most home sewing methods can produce. Fitting the human form is of great interest, and after 8 years working as a fit technician, she can provide some insight into the mystery of achieving good fit in your hand made garments. In addition to traditional pattern making and sewing, Alexandra can also introduce you to Adobe Illustrator technical fashion drawing, a standard tool used in the Fashion Industry to communicate your design intent. If your future plans are to apply to fashion school, Alexandra can also guide you through the development of your fashion portfolio and completion of your entrance requirements.
Alexandra is currently taking bookings for Mondays and Fridays between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm
Instructor: Alexandra Morgan BScHEc, BAA Fashion