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Date: 11/4/12 6:44 AM

I have been researching programs for a few weeks now. I am finding seminars on specific topics and BA & MA degrees. I even found one online dressmaking/drafting course- which seems bizarre because for me in person instruction would be crucial. I want to see and feel and interact with the techniques in the classroom.
Does anyone know of any non-degree dressmaking/tailoring/alteration programs? Not a few days of a seminar, but an actual diploma or certificate course that is accredited so that I can use my GI bill?
I would like to open my own business eventually.
Thanks.

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Date: 11/4/12 11:04 AM

This does not appear to be in your neck of the woods, but sending info anyway...

Portland Sewing

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Date: 11/4/12 6:02 PM

Were you looking to stay in FL?

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Date: 11/4/12 7:23 PM

Yes, would like to stay in FL but may consider a temporary relocation.

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Date: 11/4/12 10:21 PM

Have you looked into possible dressmaking and design classes at a community college? Here, in the Sacramento region, you can get an associate degree at American River College, I believe. I haven't been able to ate d classes there because of my job, but I understand it's very challenging.

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Date: 11/5/12 5:40 AM

Yes, CC was my first thought. The closest is Orlando do I would have to relocate each semester. But I don't need all the undergrad coursework. Have a BA and MS so really just want the technique. Would rather not draw that out over 4 semesters if I can get it in a shorter time frame.

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Date: 11/5/12 5:41 AM

The Portland Sewing link won't load. Will try plugging that into a search engine. Have family up that way.

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Date: 11/5/12 9:39 AM

Try contacting Kathleen Fasanella at http://fashion-incubator.com/. She is an incredible resource for pattern making, and sewing production. Her book is full on great information on the sewn product business.

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Date: 11/5/12 4:28 PM

Thanks- found out she's in Austrailia though.

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Date: 11/5/12 5:05 PM

Have you checked your local collage.

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