More about the new addition to my family shortly but in the mean time I’ll give you an update on my Fashion Design Course.
I started studying Certificate IV in Fashion Design and Technology as an online course back in January this year. It’s been a slow work in progress… won’t give you excuses except that I’ve been a bit slack. When it came time to do my 3rd assignment I had to draft and sew a shirt and it was soooo not what I’m use to and so darn ugly that I kept putting off completing the assignment but eventually I did finish it.
Here’s a pic of the little ugly ducking I drafted and had to sew. If I ever wanted a job at a vet nurse I’ve already got the uniform hahahaha
Can you believed it?
I know I didn’t… It turns out this the self drafted ugly duckling scored me a “HIGH DISTINCTIONS” (HD)…. yes you read that right I got a HD for this top.
Luckily our marks are not based on what our top looks like hahaha. There were two parts to the assignment, the practical and the theory, plus there was a section on fabric fibres, a burn test, and we had to write out the steps we took in drafting and sewing the top. Thank goodness that project is behind me!
Current Fashion Design course project….
I’m currently up to project 4 and had to draft a pattern for a cowl neck top. Fortunately this top isn’t such an ugly duckling like the last one and I’m actually proud to say “I drafted the pattern and sewed this little baby all by myself” hahaha. Turned out pretty good even if I do say so myself… don’t you reckon?
The skirt I’m wearing with my self drafted (oh I love saying that heehee) cowl neck top is my Hollyburn skirt, that I made earlier this year, and the colour match is absolutely perfect.
Now I just have to get stuck in and finish the theory component of the assessment. I actually need to start writing down all the steps I do while I’m drafting and sewing my garments as this will definitely help make things easier when it comes time to having to do this for the assignments instead of trying to recall the steps I took. My poor old memory is not as good as it use to be. I’m turning 47 this month and can’t believe how fast the years have flown by! Oh if only we could turn back time??
How’s this for exciting news!
Hubby and I are heading off to see our family and friends in our home town on the Gold Coast tomorrow and I have to say I’m a tad excited to say the least. Not only are we getting to have a wonderful holiday but I’m also going to be returning with an early inheritance gift of a Janome 10,000 embroidery machine from my mother in-law (Kerry). Kerry said she had initially planned on leaving it to me in her will but would rather see me get the enjoyment out of this beautiful machine while she’s still here with us and can see me enjoy it. How sweet is that?
I’m sure Kerry is going to see the many years of enjoyment I’m going to experience with her machine. Kerry’s Janome 10000 is ten years old and it’s been well loved, nurtured, and cared for. Plus Kerry has just had the machine fully serviced so she’s just like brand new!
I’ll be sure to share some pics of my new baby when we return from our holidays.
Do you own an embroidery machine?
If so if you have any tips you can share for a newbie to embroidery?