I need help. My local community college district offers amazing, free classes in fashion/sewing. Over the summer I took a short pattern drafting course and Fell. In. Love. The school is offering a full length drafting course this fall. They also have a sewing course that is focused on pants! So what’s the problem, you ask? I don’t know what class to take.
I went to the first pattern drafting class last night. It’s a different instructor than I had over the summer, and I’m not sure the class is the right fit for me. Also we will be working on half-sized patterns, (meaning 50% the size of a normal human). So I won’t make anything usable, which is kind of a bummer. I don’t want to waste my precious sewing time making mini-me clothes. On the other hand, I know I would learn a ton. And even if I make a bunch of tiny patterns, I should be able to apply that knowledge to regular sized clothing – at least that’s the theory.
I havn’t been to the sewing class yet, but it’s being taught by the instructor I had over the summer. I know I like her teaching style, and I would be making something I could actually use. But I’d have to lug my sewing machine to school. I’m not too keen on that. Besides, I’m pretty confident I can learn to do pants on my own.
Other considerations are that pattern drafting meets twice a week. Sewing’s only once a week, which would leave me more time for making other things!