TO THE EXCITING WORLD OF THE MARYLAND CENTER of FASHION DESIGN
Join us on a Journey through the fascinating world of International Couture Design… Where your Journey to a Career in High Fashion begins!
In six short years, hundreds of students have studied with Award Winning Custom Couture Ella Pritsker, learning the age-old techniques of the European Couturiers; creating their own stunning designs from concept to runway; and learning the intricate techniques of the top designers in the world.
Being at MACA has reinforced my love for dressmaking and my desire to be good at it. I’m thrilled for the experience under Ella’s tutelage to gain the skills and confidence I need to create professional success and personal satisfaction for myself.
I belong to a sewing lounge owned by Blondell Howard (Baltimore, MD). Through her, I connected with Ella Pritsker. Ella is an expert in couture sewing. Awesome instructor and so willing to share her gift. I had the opportunity to take her beginning couture class and I learned so much!!! If you love to sew, please check… out her website.
I recently completed Ella’s BC1 class where we learned how to take measurements, draft three skirt patterns, make muslins and sew a pencil skirt for class. This class reignited my passion for sewing, helping me to hone my skills and take me to the next level. My main interest for coming to the class was to learn how to make my own pattern for a garment that would fit perfectly. I succeeded and am thrilled with my new skirt. I also learned additional skills for making a garment with a more couture finish.
I learned more in the year I spent under Ella’s (the founder) instruction than I could have ever hoped for. She gave me the tools I needed to move ahead with my career and the confidence that comes with a good education. I cannot say enough about how powerful the experience was for me.
The pattern making class was amazing. I left each Tuesday night class feeling more and more inspired. I can’t believe that just 6 months ago I knew absolutely nothing about sewing and now I have 6 beautiful skirts (that I created from making the pattern to sewing it together) hanging in my closet!! I can’t wait to take the jacket class so that I will have the skills to sew all the tops/blouses/jackets that I’ve been drawing patterns for. Thank you so much for everything you taught me so far.