Fashion Institute

Signe Jacobsen

Signe, originally from South Africa, studied Pattern Making and Design at the University of Natal, South Africa and the McCabe School of Dressmaking in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has worked with numerous designers for more than 38 years. Embracing the unique approach of drafting patterns using body measurements rather than draping, Signe has developed an original and effective method of pattern making, which is now a signature class of the SLCC Fashion Institute. It is very difficult to fit oneself and Signe's system eliminates the difficulty. Signe finds great satisfaction in watching students make that special outfit for themselves in half the time and with less expense and with the kind of results they only dream of.