Hi,

I love design but unfortunately was pushed into sciences at an early age and now I want to correct that mistake!! I am really interested in taking a fashion design course of some sort to enhance my sewing and design skills. I live in Colorado and have checked out the schools here, but they all have bad reviews or are totally overpriced. Does anyone know of a good online course I could take that wouldn’t break the bank?!

Any ideas would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Sarah

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    Jan 24, 2012, 03.15 AMby patti-r

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    Jan 24, 2012, 07.59 AMby isabellaria14

    It might sound weird, but YouTube videos are a great start. I used them to learn how to draft my own bodice patterns very successfully. It’s a good tool as you practice on your own, until you find a school program that suits you.

    A great tip I learned from a video: draft your pattern on graphing paper. Just tape the sheets together until they form one large piece of graph paper. The grid lines really help to draft an accurate pattern.

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    Jan 24, 2012, 04.26 PMby sarahmckee85

    Thanks for the link Patti it is very useful. Good idea about the graph paper, I never thought about that before usually end up sticking regular paper together. Fantastic tip! I also use youtube a lot to find out how to do certain techniques and wehn I get stuck on a pattern. Some great videos on there.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 05.46 PMby fashionqueen920

    i would suggest using some books. i am taking lots of fashion design classes right now and the pattern making book we are using http://www.amazon.com/Patternmaking-Fashion-Design-Joseph-Armstrong/dp/0136069347/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327599849&sr=8-1 is so helpful! i think anyone could read this book and learn pattern making skills from it. there are also lots of great sewing books out there that you could use to help with sewing.

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