Comments on: On becoming a pattern maker http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/ How to start a clothing line or run the one you have, better. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:17:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Violethttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/comment-page-1/#comment-183542 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:03:34 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2005/11/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/#comment-183542 Hi. My dream is to become a designer and start my own clothing line. I stumper your blog while searching for to hire a pattern maker. But, phew I have to carry a little knowledge in pattern making to do a hiring. Therefore I’m looking for a school or an apprentice that I could take just for that in south Florida where I live. Thank you

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By: Gabehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/comment-page-1/#comment-183505 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:27:37 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2005/11/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/#comment-183505 Hi Kathleen,

Thankyou or this. Can you tell me what the most common operating systems/programs are, that are currently used in the industry? When looking at schools I want a more clear cut way to evaluate how well spent my time will be. Thankyou so much!

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By: RLWhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/comment-page-1/#comment-166749 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:02:30 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2005/11/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/#comment-166749 FIT has a great certificate program in Patternmaking. I am in the program now and find the professors to be very knowledgeable and very helpful to the students. Most of the students in the program are continuing education students (people with day jobs) so there aren’t many “divas” in the classes that I have had so far. I am thoroughly enjoying myself and highly recommend the program.

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By: On becoming a CAD pattern makerhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/comment-page-1/#comment-77304 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:42:30 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2005/11/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/#comment-77304 [...] could be considered part two of On becoming a pattern maker. The difference is that the first entry focused on how to go about getting training while [...]

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By: Nathalyhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/comment-page-1/#comment-71818 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 23:39:04 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2005/11/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/#comment-71818 Dear Kathleen, thank you so much for referring me to your blog. I actually decided to study Fashion Design because I grew up watching my grandmother sew…she was “my 1st teacher”. I agree with your advise on being a line sewer. At the internship I’m at now, I made friends with the seamstress, so she always lets me watch and sometimes help her. I did went to a 4 year college, but I’m always asking the seamstress all kind of questions because I’m eager to learn more and more…there’s always something new I can learn from her. I’m very hands on and that is why I’m trying hard to pursue a career in pattern making. I’d rather do that than just design; it is a job that I enjoy doing. I will definitely look into sewing jobs too. Thank you!

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By: Kathleenhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/comment-page-1/#comment-53042 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:50:24 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2005/11/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/#comment-53042 The problem with listing programs is criteria because there are private, unaccredited and many nationally accredited programs that are problematic but the alums think they are great -not having another point of comparison. Frankly, it’s a heady mine field I don’t dare contemplate…

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By: Lisa Brazushttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/comment-page-1/#comment-53030 Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:02:43 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2005/11/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/#comment-53030 I am wondering if the different programs could be listed and complied for their offerings. May take tons of research but it would be interesting to know how many programs are still being offerred in the US.

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By: Donnahttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/comment-page-1/#comment-52933 Sun, 04 Dec 2011 15:51:38 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2005/11/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/#comment-52933 My first introduction to pattern drafting was in the 60′s at a community college night class. The instructor had a long career in the industry. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the experience. Later after retiring from teaching I wanted pick up where I had left off so I enrolled in a fashion design program at another community college. I decided I would get the most out of the program if I took all the classes even though I didn’t plan on starting another career. Again the experience was invaluable for my own knowledge of sewing.

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By: Michellehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/comment-page-1/#comment-20649 Sun, 06 Dec 2009 20:58:14 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2005/11/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/#comment-20649 Rhonda,
Oregon State University in Corvallis offers flat pattern courses. Good luck!
MM

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By: Rhondahttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/comment-page-1/#comment-20646 Sun, 06 Dec 2009 18:38:59 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/2005/11/on_becoming_a_pattern_maker/#comment-20646 I’ve been looking for schools teaching pattern making as well. In regard to Million’s post – I think I saw three schools in Vancouver Canada. Unfortunatly here in Oregon I have only found one college and it doesn’t spacifically state that it includes the pattern classes, just fashion design at this particular location. I have over 20 years of production sewing experience. I started by taking every textile, sewing, serger , class I could at Anchorage Community College – back in the late 1980′s. I have been production supervisor two years for a company who did boat cushions, seats, tops. But my love is design and more apparrel, bags, pillows and table linens. LOL Any community colleges anyone knows of giving pattern design classes in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or CA? Might consider AZ, NM, NV, MT, or there about states as well. LOL

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