Carol Serpa

Carol S.

Boynton Beach, FL

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About

Carol delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
January 1990

Expert Seamstress and Designer

BA in Fashion Design

10 Years Experience in Fashion Industry - All Phases

Teach Sewing, Pattern Making, Draping & Fashion Drawing

Professional Pattern Maker for Jones of New York

14 Years Experience Teaching Fashion Design in High School and College

Taught Fashion Design at Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale

Florida Certified Professional Teacher

Was Program Director of Bauder Fashion College in Ft. Lauderdale

Experience

Fashion Design and Sewing Instructor/ Owner/Pattern Maker for Clothing
Feb 2015 - Present
Sewing and Patterns

Teach all age groups how to sew and also teach Fashion Design courses such as Fashion Sketching, Draping, Pattern Making and Manufacturing techniques. Make clothing patterns for designers creating their own lines.

Sewing Instructor for Kids
Feb 2012 - Jan 2015
La Sewing Cafe, Delray Beach, FL

Taught kids from age 8 through teens how to sew and design clothes. Ran a kids summer Fashion Design camp.

Designer/Owner
Jul 2007 - Jan 2012
Pregabelli, Inc.

Created a swimsuit line for maternity. Oversaw mass production and created original designs. Sourced fabric and made patterns. Did my own cutting, web design, kept books and managed online business sales.

Fashion Design Instructor
Oct 1999 - Jun 2007
Nova High School, Davie, Florida

Created a Fashion Design Dept and taught high school students pattern making, draping and clothing construction for the fashion industry on a technical educational track course.

Fashion Design Instructor
May 1996 - Oct 1999
Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale

Taught college students pattern making, fashion sketching, design principles, draping and clothing construction for the fashion industry.

Program Director and Instructor/Fashion Design
Sep 1990 - Apr 1995
Bauder Fashion College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Taught college students pattern making, draping and clothing construction for the fashion industry. Oversaw 6 instructors, wrote curriculum and managed the inventory and programs for the Fashion Design Department.

Pattern Maker/ Sketch Artist
Jan 1986 - Aug 1990
Jones Apparel Group, Norwich, CT

Made patterns for several lines of clothing, including Jones of New York, Emily, Gloria Vanderbilt and John Meyer. Sketched styles and organized style number catalogues.

Design Liason
Sep 1986 - Jul 1990
Cliftex Corporation, New Bedford, MA

Flew to New York from Massachusetts to sketch styles and apprentice pattern making for tailored suits. Oversaw production in a quality control position at 3 clothing production factories in New Bedford and Fall River, Mass.

Education

BA Fashion Design
Jan 1980 - May 1982
Colorado State University
B.A. Fashion Design. Textiles and Clothing
Jan 1976 - May 1980
Colorado State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Florida Professional Teaching Certification
Oct 1998
State of Florida

Certified to teach in the public school system in the state of Florida. FBI background check plus extensive annual in-service training in addition to college level classes necessary to teach grades 6-12.

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These are one of my student's designs, which I made the patterns for and sewed.

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These are one of my student's designs, which I made the patterns for and sewed.

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These are one of my student's designs, which I made the patterns for and sewed.

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These "Prince" inspired pants are on of my student's designs, which I made the patterns for and sewed.

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These are one of my student's designs, which I made the patterns for and sewed.

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These are one of my student's designs, and I taught her how to sew.

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These are one of my student's designs,and I taught her how to make the pattern and sew.

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These are one of my student's designs, and I taught her how to make the pattern and sew.
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3 Reviews

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Ruth Jul 13, 2017
Sewing · In studio

EXCELLENT! 5 stars! Carol will not disappoint. I am an adult beginner; she is patient and with me, Carol's patience is indeed A VIRTUE! Her c.v. Is outstanding: she is a talented designer and a versatile teacher. Highly recommended!

Connie Jul 12, 2017
Sewing · In home

Oh wow. There isn't enough space here to say all the incredible things I could say about Carol as a sewing instructor! She is so talented as a teacher, always on time, always ready with pointers. She is so helpful and SO PATIENT. If you want to learn the basics or add some umph to what you already know about sewing, Carol is the best teacher I have ever had in any subject!

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Grace Nov 5, 2016
Sewing · In home

Carol is very experienced and definitely knows what she is doing. I also found her to be very patient and personable. If you're looking for a good sewing teacher, I definitely recommend Carol.

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