This is going to be a busy semester, but these are two things I’ve always wanted to learn. I spent almost $100 on a pattern grading book years ago, but it’s so confusing. I think it’s something you have to learn hands on & visually. But men’s tailoring! So excited! Glad I checked back this morning to see if someone dropped the class, some 1 person did, as there was only 1 seat left and opps! I got it now!
Back to school I go, but so worth it!
So today I registered to take an extra fashion class I never learned before…pattern grading. I think just as I was leaving the fashion program at my university, they were just adding that class to their upcoming programs.
Pattern grading is learning how to make several sizes up, and down from one original pattern. For example…my dress form is a size 8; I could pattern a garment for size 8, then “grade” it down to size 2, and up to 18, and in between.
I actually had to go to the school and hand deliver my transcript. I was two seconds from saying, “I got a degree already, screw this! Forget being in a class again”, but I’m glad I stayed. I thought having a degree automatically meant you wouldn’t need your transcript, but WRONG! lol
I originally wanted to know men’s tailoring, but truly, I can teach myself that. Plus when I saw the cost of 1 class I was like WHOA! The cost of education has gotten ridiculous! I’m excited and nervous about being in class again. Luckily it’s just one class, once a week! That’s about all I can handle right now! ;D
Hey guys…in preparation to move! Once I get settled, I have a special expensive project planned I can’t wait to share!
In the meantime you can check out what else is going on with me and past work on my twitter and Instagram page! ;)
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