5 Habits to Become a Better Fashion Designer

Throughout all of my learning curves, I’ve stumbled and learned a few things that I think may help you if you’re on the way to becoming a better, more efficient designer. And we can’t forget there’s a business side that is just as deep and complicated as the design side, but learning little tips and tricks will make you a much more valuable designer.…

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The Pattern Ponderings of BooBoo Kitty

I love this Youtuber’s name! And Ms. BooBoo Kitty’s got questions: “Shouldn’t the back armhole always be greater than the front armhole measurement by 1-2 inches (depending if male or female ) to allow the shoulder blade more movement? I have a pattern making book I am currently studying from and the first two basic…

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Why you Should Stay Away from the Big Design Companies

I know this sounds a little weird but hear me out. I don’t necessarily mean don’t buy from them… But I am saying that if your goal is to become a famous fashion designer and to put in a stint at one of the major fashion companies like Prada, Gucci, Calvin Klein… or even DIOR… I urge…

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Robot Tailor Provides Perfect Suit in 10 Seconds

Look at what Technology has cooked up now! Robot Tailor Provides Perfect suit in 10 Seconds OK! So here’s what you should know before you watch the video… The title (or rather the description) is misleading because I was thinking it was gonna dress this man in 10 seconds somehow but sadly (and still awesomely…

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Making a CSI Body Outline on the Kitchen Floor

I got a quick story for you: When I was younger and still dealing with the perils of figuring out how to make my own clothing… I would come up with these ideas about how to make patterns, even though I didn’t know how. One of these crazy ideas was to put pattern paper on…

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Having Trouble Designing? Start by stealing someone else’s…

Ok peeps… Hear me out… I got GOOD news and BAD news. The Bad news is that this is the reality of our industry. The fashion industry moves forward mostly because of designers ability to copy other designs from their fellow designers and pull inspiration from everywhere including clothing that’s already made. The GOOD news…

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Someone is waiting to COPY your beautiful creations…

Think on this: “Do something wonderful. People may imitate it.” -Albert Schweitzer I could take this in a number of different directions… But I think I’ll go this route for now. … Your goal in life is to prove to someone else that the impossible is possible. I was listening to a speech last night…

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Thunder From Down Under… Sort of…

There’s a disturbance in the Ether and Christine from New Zealand has some questions: “Hi my name is Christine Edwards and I live in New Zealand. I really want to do your online sewing course. However I am very new to dress making , if I buy the course can I have access to it…

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Are you a Hard Egg or Soft Potato? Hidden Sewing Lesson Inside…

Ran across a cool saying on Facebook and I thought I would share it with you to inspire you a little: The Same Hot Water that Softens the Potato, Hardens the Egg. It’s about what you’re made of. Not the Circumstances. That’s one of those that make you go, “Wow… That’s so true!” That’s like…

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How to Fail at your New year’s Resolution

This may ruffle a few feathers, although with the right perspective you could turn this into a big win for “Team You”. … … New Year’s Resolutions Suck! They’re overrated. You’re almost guaranteed to fail especially if you have a habitually hard time keeping big commitments. It’s easier to predict the future by looking at…

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