Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pattern Drafting- 3 Classes Left

I feel like I am losing my mind. For the past month, I feel like I have not slowed down one bit what with wedding plans, house buying and of course... duh duh duh, Pattern Drafting. Pattern Drafting, while super helpful in the art of fashion design, is the most time consuming and brain busting class that I have taken since Financial Accounting... and boy, did I hate Financial Accounting.

It's not that I don't understand what I am doing at this point. I had my "A Ha!" moment a few weeks ago. It's that the sheer amount of work that is assigned to us, in a night program, is extremely overwhelming. I understand why we need it, I really do but that doesn't mean that 14 design changes at a time don't make me want to pull my hair out. In class last night, I noted that most people looked haggard. I'm not kidding. I think that everyone is in the same boat as me. We all but threw our design notebooks at the professor when she was collecting them. Take it, I don't ever want to see it again!! Well, until I want to know what my grade is...

I have 3 classes left before the end of the semester. In the next 3 weeks, I will need to design a full scale pattern, complete with design changes and then actually make the garment! Part of me is really concerned about time and my sanity but there is another part of me that is like, bring it on. This is what it's about, right? Challenging myself? I certainly did that as I look at my ever growing "to do" list but I am living my life and at the end of the day isn't this what I want to be doing? Yes... but that doesn't mean I can't whine a little ;-)... speaking of wine, I need a little.


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  2. I think that weekly snapshots of the class would be a good call...track their progression from perky, peppy and fashionable to the haggard folks you see before you today.

    That said, I'm not scared off (yet) from taking a similar class.


  3. I have 2 classes left and I am still feeling the panic haha!

  4. I admire the craft of designing clothes. There's a lot that goes into it. I love that you're sharing that with us. :-)

  5. I admired it before but I admire it SO much more now that I know what goes into it. Holy Moly, it's a lot!


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