Instructor Spotlight: Barbara Seggio

 

Barbara Seggio is an FIT Alum who worked in the industry as a Fashion Designer and Technical Designer. She has been teaching in the Fashion Design Department for over 25 years. Her area of expertise is apparel, and she teaches all levels of Sewing, Draping and Patternmaking. She is also the Evening/Weekend Adviser of the FD Department. Barbara has enjoyed teaching Precollege classes for 15 years and has taught FD courses in China as a visiting FIT Professor.

Prof. Seggio teaches:
HAP 017 Introduction to Draping for Fashion Design (Level 2)
HAP 025 Sewing for Fashion Designers (9 & 10 grades only)  
HAP 026 Sewing for Fashion Designers (11 & 12 grades only) 

Teaching Philosophy:
I give my students projects that encourage creativity and nurture their inane talent. I believe everyone has what it takes, all they need is patience and a guiding hand.

Prof. Seggio’s Achievements/Projects:
Barbara’s interest in Sustainable Fashion has revolutionized how Fashion Design students consider their environmental impact. Her pupils’ work has been featured at FIT’s annual Sustainability Conferences. She’s also proud to announce that she recently co-invented a nursing garment for a mother to wear while feeding her newborn baby. This product will protect the infant from accidental injury should the mother fall asleep.

Read about Prof. Seggio’s student in the article:
Emily Nieland’s Patchwork for Kids