|Although I went to design school, I learned most of what I know through reading over 100 sewing/fashion books and watching sewing shows- tons of them, over the last 30 years.
I recently bought Threads fitting series and Insider sewing secrets and couldn't believe how much I learned. It was money well spent. I plan on buying all of Kenneth King's as well just after I rob my local bank...
Anyhow, I would highly recommend watching sewing show or subscribing to Sandra Betzina's webshows (although a little pricey). I believe you can even rent dvds on sewing (maybe someone will let us know where).
You will learn so much through this venue and it's almost as good as attending a class.