Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fashion Design Students visit the Big Apple

The cold and wind of South Dakota followed us to our recent design trip to New York City.  Our students purchased materials at many of the favorite fabric and trims suppliers in the garment district.

While in the big apple we were also welcomed with the same snow that was dumping on everyone back home. A nice brisk walk down to Central Park was a picturesque view of the snow covered  trees. We enjoyed a beautiful view of the city from the “Top of the Rock”.

We even fit in a visit to a live taping of the Martha Stewart show.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Summer 2011 Project: Design Boot Camp Schedule

The long awaited 2011 Project: Design Boot Camp summer schedule is finally here! Be sure to register early as classes fill quickly and have limited spaces available. Download the registration form from the website at Click HERE for a complete description of all the classes and to check current availability.

June 20-21 Fashion Illustration
June 22-23 Basics of Couture Sewing
June 27-July 1 Fashion Design I*
July 11-12 Fashion Illustration
July 13-14 Basics of Couture Sewing
July 18-22 Interior Decor
July 25-26 Fashion Illustration
July 25-29 Sustainable Fashion Design I*
July 25-29 Fashion Design I*
August 1-5 Sustainable Accessory Design*
August 1-5 Possible Overflow
August 8-12 Fashion Design II**
* Pre-requisites of Fashion Illustration & Basics of Couture Sewing required
** Must be applicable by reference of Creative Director

Be sure to join us this summer as we will be holding classes in our new facilities on 2nd floor. For more information check out our website at or contact us at 605-275-9728. To receive updates about Project: Design Boot Camp and other activities at IDTSD click on the button on the left to follow our blog.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Friend in Local Sanford Cancer Ad

A friend of IDTSD as seen recently in Sanford Cancer print campaigns for her dedication to breast cancer research.  What makes Dr. Kristi Egland even more thoughtful, she made a point to wear her Dakota by Design’s eco friendly “re-cycle-linked” necklace created by design students at IDTSD for this picture.  Dr. Egland and her daughter Claire have been regular supporters of our events & style shows.

Cycle-Linked Necklace
Reclaimed materials from Harley Davidson motorcycle tire tubes.  See more of our creative design students work at

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Interior Decor Study Tour

January was a great month to take a break to attend a major design market in a warmer climate.  Several of our students had the opportunity to experience cutting edge interior design furnishings at the World Market Center.

Coming soon -- our fashion design students head to New York mid-February.

Interior Decor Student Local Tours

Back home, the warmth of hand-crafted wood flooring at Maschino Wood Floor Showroom was a treat on a wicked cold day in South Dakota.  Thank you Jeff Maschino for his insight and tour of the floor options of many wood species.  In December, we toured the Showplace Wood Products plant and showroom.  Much thanks to Paul Sova for his hospitality and educational tour of their facilities in Harrisburg.