Master Tailor, Designer and Fashion Instructor
Category: Art / Creative
EWS Academy Offers Great Hands-On Draping, Basic Sewing, Tailoring & Pattern Making Classes. Non-Sewers, Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Sewers Are Always Welcome. Learn how to sew and the special techniques that top European and domestic designers use in clothing construction, fitting, and pressing.
Stop making those "Homemade - Looking" clothes and learn to make them like the professionals. Master tailor and designer Eric W. Stiles will teach you the formulas used to draft patterns from beginning to end for ready-to-wear and custom garments. Our classes are fully hands-on, we will take you step by step from the beginning to the end.
We can teach you what you need to know in the World of Fashion. Stop wasting time and money using commercial patterns! Learn to make your own clothes and draft patterns that will fit and complement your body.
These are the same formulas used by top European and domestic designers. All semesters are continuing, giving you the option to further develop and enhance your skills
Beginning January 2010 the art of Draping will be taught as part of our basic sewing/tailoring and pattern making classes. Learn to drape like the contestants on PROJECT RUNWAY ! Draping of a Skirt, Bodice & Dresses: Have you always had trouble finding a bodice, skirt or dress pattern that fit and enhance your body?
If so, I have an easier, faster and less expensive way of creating those patterns.
Learn how to create personalized skirt, bodice and dress patterns for you or your friends (clients) by using my Draping techniques. Draping is the oldest and longest means of designing clothing. One can see the garment literally take shape in their hands.
This is done by draping the fabric directly on the body of the wearer. It is so often difficult to visualize in a flat pattern the flow of a line in the cloth or to tell from a diagram whether the fit will be all one desires.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I am a master tailor and designer with over 35 years of experience. I was formerly a supervisor and head tailor for:
Giorgio Armani, Polo-Ralph Lauren, Bigsby & Kruthers, Brittany LTD., Robert Vance, Marshall Fields, Turner Bros., Whitehouse & Hardy, and others.
I am an industry expert who has taught at these 10 well-respected colleges:
Prairie State, Moraine Valley, South Suburban, Daley, Kennedy King, Triton, and Wright, Oakton, Elgin, and Rock Valley.
In addition, I have owned and operated the EWS TAILORING & FASHION DESIGN ACADEMY in Chicago, IL since 1995.
Years Experience: 35