Project Title

FMAD Stitch

Proposal Date

11-7-2016 12:00 AM

Document Type

Grant Reports

Project Summary

FMAD Stitch

Amber M. Shelton, Dr. Rachel J. Eike, & Dr. Beth Myers, Fashion Merchandising and Apparel ($2,500)

FMAD Stitch’s focus is to provide custom mending and alteration needs of students, staff, and faculty. This sustainability program serves two groups: FMAD Students and members of the Georgia Southern University campus community. FMAD students have the opportunity to practice skills and techniques learned in the classroom regarding mending, alterations, and tailoring. FMAD students gained hands on training and experience as they prepare to become employed in the fashion industry. The Georgia Southern University campus community saved their personal income by allowing FMAD students to repair, tailor, or hem their clothing or uniforms as necessary, as opposed to discarding non-functional garments into the landfill and purchasing new. The FMAD Stitch program also gave FMAD students the opportunity to educate the Georgia Southern University community about the importance of well-fitted, tailored clothing. FMAD stitch allows FMAD students to practice the proper procedures for documenting sessions with a “fit model”, communicating their mending/alteration process, and develop their time management skills. The FMAD Stitch program provides FMAD students with concrete examples of their skills that they may share with a potential employer – demonstrating skill mastery in the apparel industry.

Unit or Academic Department

Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design, School of Human Ecology

Amount Granted

$2,500.00

Amount Spent

$2,438.33

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FMAD Stitch

FMAD Stitch

Amber M. Shelton, Dr. Rachel J. Eike, & Dr. Beth Myers, Fashion Merchandising and Apparel ($2,500)

FMAD Stitch’s focus is to provide custom mending and alteration needs of students, staff, and faculty. This sustainability program serves two groups: FMAD Students and members of the Georgia Southern University campus community. FMAD students have the opportunity to practice skills and techniques learned in the classroom regarding mending, alterations, and tailoring. FMAD students gained hands on training and experience as they prepare to become employed in the fashion industry. The Georgia Southern University campus community saved their personal income by allowing FMAD students to repair, tailor, or hem their clothing or uniforms as necessary, as opposed to discarding non-functional garments into the landfill and purchasing new. The FMAD Stitch program also gave FMAD students the opportunity to educate the Georgia Southern University community about the importance of well-fitted, tailored clothing. FMAD stitch allows FMAD students to practice the proper procedures for documenting sessions with a “fit model”, communicating their mending/alteration process, and develop their time management skills. The FMAD Stitch program provides FMAD students with concrete examples of their skills that they may share with a potential employer – demonstrating skill mastery in the apparel industry.