“Whether or not God has kissed your brow, you still have to work. Without learning and preparation, you won’t know how to harness the power of that kiss.”

Twyla Tharp

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Another Chapter

I miss sewing! It's been quite an adventure these last three months. I signed up for 3 classes at the School of Fashion Design in Boston -- Clothing Construction I, Pattern Drafting I and Fashion Sketching I. In addition to 6 hours of class two days a week, my commute adds an another 6 hours into my week. And, did I mention the homework! I can honestly say I've done no sewing except my home work since September. Two more weeks and I'm out. I will definitely drop down to no more than one class next semester. I'm skittish of the commute in the winter -- it's bad enough the rest of the year. And, our son and his fiance are getting married Labor Day weekend, and I'd like to work on staying sane, and maybe even making a dress!

But it has been a wonderful ride -- so many things I didn't know, or didn't know as well as I should - basic skirt slopers and their endless variations, basic bodice slopers, underlining, hand stitching, how to render fabrics in a sketch, hand pricked lapped zippers, hong kong finishes that somehow always intimidated me, but that I now love. And, the inspiration of being in an edgy fashion environment every week -- it has definitely opened my eyes and expanded my horizons. I'm grateful for it all and will continue with it.

But, for the winter, I will be very happy to be back to my sewing and to reading all of your wonderful blogs!

Happy First Candle!

3 comments:

  1. So glad to hear from you. I have wondered how you were faring in school. Lucky you!

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  2. Thankyou so much for your comment!
    I don't read Japanese, but the illustrations in the book "Unique Clothes Any Way You Like" I used for the skirt are so clear and well-drawn you don't need to understand the words. All the projects are actually pretty easy.
    Good luck with your homework! it sounds like an intensive course you are doing, but must be wonderful to be learning in a creative environment, this must make it more fun.

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