Gallery: Made Institute, a place for aspiring fashion designers
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In August 2017, Made Institute is scheduled to move into the 50,000-square-foot, former Haverford Cycle Company building at 448 N. 10th Streetnear the elevated Reading Viaduct, in the Spring Arts District.
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Zoey Hudson, assistant director and instructor at the Made Institute, gives a demonstration during a recent Introduction to Sewing class, at its current home, 305 Cherry St. in Old City.
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Rachel Ford is founder and owner of Made Institute in Old City. “Designers that need a home base can avoid the costs of equipment capital and space, and use our studio whenever they need to,” she says.
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Sewing and fashion classes at Made Institute cover basic and advanced aspects of design, development, and construction.
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Students Alicia Dennis, left and Renata Gee measure strips of muslin during a sewing class at Made Institute. The program is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
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Jennifer Supplee threads the needle of a sewing machine before stitching together strips of cut muslin during a class at the Made Institute. More than 50 application requests already have been received for the spring session.
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Student Heidi Wexler measures a section of muslin during a recent Introduction to Sewing class.