BGCM offers unique fashion courses teenagers, allowing students to experiment with new techniques, build confidence, acquire new skills and be inspired to learn more. Experience gained will be used as a platform to determine which fashion career path to pursue, uncover new strengths, or just do something new, creative, and fun.



Fashion & Design 101

Pattern Cutting & Sewing Techniques

Students will be exposed to basic sewing skills, and build confidence in various pattern cutting techniques. Through practical demonstrations and hands on experience, students learn how pattern pieces are shaped to make garments, and how to lay out patterns ready to cut out and make up a garment with their new found sewing skills.

Course includes:

  • Dart manipulation, pivoting and slashing
  • Grain lines, balance marks
  • Using a ½ scale size 12 block
  • Designing a simple shirt
  • Pattern cutting and making a sample in calico
  • Sewing techniques
  • Various seam constructions and finishing finishing

Important Enrollment Information:

Classes are based on enrollment (Grades 8-12). Minimum 10 students needed to confirm class. Seats are confirmed once payment is received. First come, first served. Book early to avoid disappointment. Dates are subject to change based.


Fashion & Design Course

6 Week Session
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Duration: 6 Weeks
Days/Times: Mon/Wed; 5:00-7:00p
Location: Marlboro, NJ
Level: Beg. (No prior experience req'd)
Price: $$

Dates Subject to Change Based on Enrollment
SPRING (2 Sessions):
Dates To Be Announced Soon

About the Instructor


Mrs. Ahne graduated from Parsons School of Design in NYC in 1984 and is the winner of the Metropolitan Museum Costume Book Award. She was selected and tutored by one of the worlds most prominent designers Perry Ellis and Donna Karan for her senior year Spring and Fall collections. Mrs. Ahne was hired as an associate designer at Ellen Tracy Ltd., Bridge label women's sportswear company to work with a team of designers in creating five collections per year including fashion shows. She gained Sweater Knits knowledge through Crossings Inc., domestic men's and women's sweater knit company to produce original patterns from start to finish.

As a head designer at Daniel Caron Ltd., a private label women's sportswear company Mrs. Ahne presented sketch boards for buyers, specs for garments, traveled to Milan for creation of Mirrors of Krizia line, and traveled to Hong Kong and South Korea for samples and production lines.

Mrs. Ahne is extremely passionate about sharing her craft and knowledge with students of all ages, what being a fashion designer means, and how to use that knowledge to create a style that is unique to each individual. As a  certified teacher of elementary to high school in art, middle school mathematics, and elementary K-6th grades, Mrs. Ahne enjoys using her skills to be an effective teacher for fashion design in the classroom.