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Back to school!

2013 September 3
by elizabeth_admin

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The little boy went back to school last week (woohoo!) and I start next week.  I.  Can’t.  Wait.

Susan told me about a continuing education program here in San Diego a while back where you can take a pattern making class.  I kept looking at the website at the wrong time to sign up for the next term all last year.  So this summer I was determined to keep checking when it started up for Fall.  Finally, I am all signed up and have my new student ID card.  I can smell the textbooks already.  I love school.  But I know I am gonna love it even more now.  Combining sewing with learning a new skill?  Sign me up!  It runs just a like a college course, for a whole semester, but it’s FREE!!!!  17 weeks of free education.  I couldn’t believe it.

Anyway, I am pretty excited about learning pattern making.  I hope it will help me with my alteration questions that I keep bugging all my sewing friends with.  I’m sure they’ll personally thank my teacher when I’m done.  And don’t worry, I’m not starting an indie pattern company after one free pattern making course.  This is really just for my personal edification.  For reals!

See you on campus!

19 Responses leave one →
  1. September 3, 2013

    What a great opportunity! You will have to tell us all about your classes and what you learned!

  2. September 3, 2013

    awesome!!!
    I look forward to borrowing more of your patterns in the future (mwahahahah!)

  3. September 3, 2013

    Wow. You are so fortunate!

  4. September 3, 2013

    Sounds like fun!

  5. September 3, 2013

    Fun! I can’t wait to hear all the exciting details.

  6. Judi permalink
    September 4, 2013

    You are going to enjoy that class! And the “little boy who lives with you” looks happy about going to school too.

  7. September 4, 2013

    Oh what fun. Oh you will have such fun. Do share what you learn. I loved pattern making and often find myself looking at complex patterns and working out how they draft them. And free!!! Bonus!

  8. September 4, 2013

    How exciting!

  9. September 4, 2013

    I’m jealous. And for free. Lucky you. ENJOY ! ! ! ! !

  10. Elaray permalink
    September 4, 2013

    Sounds like fun! Let us know how you like it.

  11. September 4, 2013

    Hey, that’s great!
    I took a pattern making course years ago and I can’t imagine my sewing life without it.
    Even if you don’t, like me, end up drafting all your own patterns, learning pattern making will increase your understanding of patterns and allow you to adapt them to your wishes more easily. And usually, creating personal slopers is a first step in any pattern making course. Those can come in really handy when you’re making alterations as well.

  12. September 4, 2013

    FREE classes for 17 weeks? Wow! that is awesome!!

  13. September 4, 2013

    That sounds awesome! Tell us all about it!

  14. September 5, 2013

    You’re so fortunate, I’d LOVE to do that!

  15. September 7, 2013

    That sounds like so much fun! as well as really interesting 🙂

  16. Sewer permalink
    September 8, 2013

    17 weeks of free instruction, wow! Enjoy.

  17. September 8, 2013

    How great! I’m sure you’ll love it — can’t wait to read about your experiences! BTW, love the maxi in your prior post!

  18. September 13, 2013

    That’s wonderful (I’m catching up here) on your free class/classes–especially in sewing. :-). Did the college offer it free or did you get free financial aid?

    I’m in the DC area and would have to travel over an hour (Baltimore county) to get continuing education classes @ a community college.

    Maybe you can share a separate post on how you were able to land free pattern making classes! I’d love to take one/some–in fact, I NEED them (still a beginner, but eager to learn any and everything) :-). Thanks for sharing.

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