I have this horrible habit of looking at fashion blogs and lusting over all of the beautiful clothes I see. It occurred to me that I could learn to sew and make clothes for myself! So here is my journey. First plan of attack is to go to the library and pick up some books on sewing.
www.pennfoster.edu/ Learn at home. Sewing, alterations, creating patterns and basic design.
www.academyart.edu/ Sewing Classes with Industry Pros! Academy of Art U. Get Class Info.
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Just a suggestion...
You may want to start practicing by just sewing straight lines first on a scrap fabric so you get the hang of the machine. A tip for when you start making clothes, patterns can be kind of confusing. What I did was I took apart some of my old clothes or things I found from thrift shops and traced those pieces on tracing paper and used them as patterns. It skips past the pattern making process (which is annoying to learn at first) and everything is already in your size, plus you know how it should look in the end. Then you can add and elaborate on the basic patterns you have.
I hope I help and don’t sound prentious..
Thanks for the tip! I will definitely try it!
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