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CarynAnn
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Date: 3/11/11 1:58 PM

Are there any good online schools or even private teachers who take on e-students that anyone can recommend?

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Date: 4/1/11 7:31 AM

Hmm ignored.

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Date: 4/1/11 7:58 AM

Have you tried Google? I found a few online schools, but I don't know if they are any good. As for private teachers, you could take classes here on PR as well as many other online classes from well known people in the sewing industry. Another thing to check is schools local to you, even some community colleges have design certificate programs. Good luck!

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Date: 4/2/11 10:12 AM

what aspects of fashion design do you want to learn and what do you already know? garment construction, pattern drafting, sketching, sewing, draping, the business side, merchandising, tech packs, trims?

if you want to actually get a job in the industry i would say go to a good school. if you just want to go to fashion school(or online classes) for kicks and start your own deal, or work as a waitress in a bar, than online classes or the lesser sort of school who you see commercials for on daytime tv are fine.
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Date: 4/3/11 11:55 AM

Where do you live?

We might know of a good school in your area.

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Date: 4/3/11 11:30 PM


Sorry dizzle.. I didn't see this thread. Will be happy to give it another bump..

If you are only wanting to study design.. not go to a school or such.. then simply peruse the net sites .. starting with the vintage patterns.. study them.. and keep going thru the decades.

There truly is not a whole lot more they could do with the design of clothing you would think .. Thats why everything comes back in style if you keep it long enough.. .or forget to clean out your closet..

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Date: 11/26/11 8:35 AM

I am also looking for either a school or online class that is not too expensive that will cover all basics of Fashion Design. I live in Sydney, Australia. Most schools charge more than around 5-20 grand, which I cannot afford. Can anyone recommend a school that doesn't cost an arm or a leg?



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Date: 11/26/11 12:09 PM

Are you wanting to learn to drape or flat pattern drafting?

Books can be useful for either one, and the better ones will set you back a good hundred bucks. Google can help narrow which ones are the best, and many of them are used in college.

Want to design with a computer program (which some colleges are teaching now as well), the same thing applies.

Videos can also be used, posting in the design district in a fabric store/craigslist/whatever for a student to offer lessons can also help (be careful tho).

I took a year of college classes for fashion design, and never did learn drafting as it were. I had to quit before the second year where I would of learned to do it on a computer, and taught myself from books (flat pattern drafting), go to professional design sites for tips, and basically spent an ungodly amount of time screwing up with several different methods before something clicked.

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Date: 12/11/11 10:11 PM

Hi Pippik, the course you are probably looking for is called "Applied Fashion Design and Technology, Certificate IV". It is offered by most TAFE colleges, including those in NSW. Depending on the college, it can be studied full-time (generally 2 years) or part-time. The cost is just under $1000 per year, plus you will spend additional funds on fabric/notions etc for your collections. You certainly don't need to spend 20K! Depending on your status, you may also be eligible for some student concessions.

Just google TAFE, and search under the heading "fashion" and you should find all the details you need.

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Date: 1/11/12 7:00 PM

Thanks for your reply! I have considered TAFE. It is at the top of my list. Only thing is finding the time to study, even part time. Part time is 4 nights per week for 2 years. I'm not sure if I will be able to handle getting home really late. I live over an hour out of the city. Plus then getting up early to get to work on time.

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