I must confess yesterday after investing a good amount of time last week in putting together the beginnings of a portfolio of inspiration and samples for my course (see the course notes page for more photos), I had a moment of wondering if I was “cut out” for this course.
I’m keen to improve on what I achieved with my last dressmaking course, and have tried to up the ante, as they say, this time round. Part of my difficulty in assessing how I’m doing is that I haven’t actually seen what the work of a level 3 city and guilds student should look like. I am also more of a practical dressmaker, than a fashion student. This course contains a lot more fashion than I’ve ever done previously.
So, after getting some feedback from my tutor I was left wondering if I was up to scratch. It’s not that anything was specifically mentioned as being in need of serious attention. Its more I find it hard to tell if I am on track.
After some thoughts on what I want to get out of this all, I’ve decided I should judge whether or not I’ve kept learning and to apply it (or not, if I so prefer!) to future projects.
This opportunity may come along sooner than originally intended. After some discussion with my sister, I have decided to make Vogue 2902 http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v2902-products-4893.php?page_id=850 as the dress to her wedding. I am going to (if all goes according to plan) add a lace over layer to the bodice and hem. Wish me luck. Fortunately, this is not required until later in the year when I will have finished the course, giving me a lot more time to perfect and finish it.