It’s exciting to me that you’re loving my new feature and feel it will be helpful to you. It’s a little like opening the flood gates for some really interesting questions….hummmm……Keep them coming!!
1. What is it about “fashion” that I love? If it’s that you love to dress and shop for latest fashions, that may not be enough. You will need to have a drive to develop your own style. It’s also important to believe in that style and envision others wearing your designs.
2. Am I willing to do what it takes to learn all facets of the industry? This will involve learning a basic knowledge of sewing, construction and sketching. It’s necessary to know at least basic sewing construction to be able to understand the principles of garment construction. Sketching is essential to convey your ideas to a pattern maker or draper to create your vision.
3. Am I open minded and able to take criticism. The industry can be harsh. It will chew you up and spit you out if you are weak. You will need to stay the course until your in a position to lead the way to your vision. Be tough!!
4. Really ask yourself “why” you want to become a Fashion Designer. There are many television shows that glamorize this industry in a way of making you think it’s all about a party. Hard work, determination and creativity are all parts of what you will need to work towards to reach your goals.
I’ve been trying to hem a lightweight knit top I made. No matter what I do, the hem keeps twisting. How can I prevent this from happening?
Thanks again for all the kind support of my new blog feature! Please keep all the great questions coming.
DISCLAIMER: All of my advice is given as my own opinion from my professional experience as a Fashion Designer, Textile Drafter, and Production Pattern Maker. Keep in mind that there’s more than one way to approach any sewing technique, sewing equipment, or construction process.