So excited picking up Men’s Tailoring like I wanted as well!

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!

Time for school again, lol

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

Rough sketch idea I have for an upcoming project. Bodice dress w/lace overlay details.

Rough sketch idea I have for an upcoming project. Bodice dress w/lace overlay details.

More soon to come

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! ;)

 Finally I completed a technical flat for one of the W.T.R dresses. This was made in Illustrator, then color brightened in photoshop.

 Finally I completed a technical flat for one of the W.T.R dresses. This was made in Illustrator, then color brightened in photoshop.

I love drawing fashion illustrations, however I most enjoy raterizing images in photoshop & illustrator.

I love drawing fashion illustrations, however I most enjoy raterizing images in photoshop & illustrator.

Me dressing the models back stage at the Dany Atrache couture fashion show: Ritz Hotel in Paris, France. It was part of my fashion studies program I was in. These gowns were expensive.

Me dressing the models back stage at the Dany Atrache couture fashion show: Ritz Hotel in Paris, France. It was part of my fashion studies program I was in. These gowns were expensive.

(via 207kd)

more W.T.R dresses

more W.T.R dresses

"If you don’t build your own dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs…"

Tony Gaskins 

(Source: beyondfabric)

W.T.R. (Women To the Rescue) I think that’s what I’ll name this collection.

W.T.R. (Women To the Rescue) I think that’s what I’ll name this collection.

"“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
― Maya Angelou"