Can I cut it?…

Time to sharpen the scissors of motivation

Time to sharpen the scissors of motivation

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.

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About sewwherenext

A few years ago I signed up for a year long beginner's dressmaking course. I have never looked back and am always thinking about my next project, hence the sew where next? name. This blog is to try and keep track of my trials, tribulations and hopefully successful projects.

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