Paula Dancie has been a lecturer/instructor of design and merchandising at the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising since 2005.
She has studied flat patternmaking and draping at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and completed her B.F.A. degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a focus on applied textile design and weaving/fiber arts integrated into apparel design.
Paula loves to sew. She loves putting things together with her hands as well as engineering sewn products using a variety of production methods and materials.She has over 30 years of apparel construction, patternmaking and sewn product manufacturing experience having worked in her own business (Dancie Enterprises Inc.) as a custom dressmaker and tailor and an apparel/sewn products contractor for schools, churches and a U.S. Army prime defense contractor as well as for manufacturing firms such as Bobbie Brooks and M.I. Huebschman Corp.
Paula's merchandising background includes 4 years of retail fabrics management both at the store and district level.Paula serves as the Modista Fashion Group's faculty advisor.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Paula teaches a variety of design and merchandising courses at the undergraduate level including:
- Fashion Visuals
- Fashion Fabrics
- Apparel Analysis
- Workroom Techniques I and II
- Fashion Studio I/II and III/IV
- Flat Patternmaking and Draping
- Product Development
- Fashion Forecasting