Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pattern Drafting... is about Drafting Patterns

I haven't blogged in a week or so. "Why?" you ask. Well, because all I have been literally doing is homework for Pattern Drafting. There are little pattern pieces strewn across, around and on top of my apartment because this first "mini" project was a beast. We had 12 design revisions to a simple skirt but if you have ever taken Pattern Drafting or Pattern related anything, you know that there are literally moving pieces to every design change and these changes can take FOREVER (think Sandlot) because you have to document every step of the change. And guess what? I have to measure everything, in like 16th of inches. It's tedious. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, "Hey Amanda, why do you wait until the last minute to do a project?" You guys, I didn't! I didn't procrastinate, I didn't wait until the last minute... in my spare time, I worked on design changes for 2 weeks! On Sunday, the day before this project was due, I woke up, made coffee and then continued to work another 9 hours until it was finished around bed time. Needless to say that I have been far too burnt out on learning to express to you all my need for a new pair of wedges or a smoking hot leather jacket, although, now that you mention it, I kind of do want a new smoking hot leather jacket.

I am really enjoying the process and of course learning, but dude, homework, and a lot of it, is starting to wear on my last nerve. On a lighter note, my Pattern Drafting instructor also happens to be my advisor and guess what is up next for Mama? Well, Fashion and Art ( a theory course) and COUTURE! Couture techniques people! This is where I think I will shine! It's these pesky foundation courses that I have to get out of the way ;-)

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