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Vivian's Fashion Design Course  Journal - 1

This autumn Vivian began studying fashion design after a successful, unrelated professional career in medicine.

She has been writing up her thoughts on how and why she has changed careers to fulfil her lifelong ambition to become a fashion designer.

She has started to tell us about her first 4 weeks on her fashion design course.  On occasion showing us examples of her work.

Vivian's Fashion Design Course  Journal - 2

The second of Vivian's account for of her attendances at an Egyptian Fashion Design Institute where she gets to grips with the sewing machine and making up her drafted bodice pattern.

Vivian's Fashion Design Course  Journal - 3

Vivian's progress with fashion drawing and with dart manipulation.  Check her real progress over this first term and see how she leaves the Autumn session happy.

Pauline's Reply to Vivian's Fashion Journal - 1

Comments about aspects of Viv's journal including pattern drafting problems for beginners on a separate web page.

Also some advice for coping, including choice of art materials and getting to grips with a sewing machine  and how to go about selecting one when you don't have much knowledge.

Short comments are added to the actual pages of Journals 2 and 3


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Fashions of 1914-1919

This page is contributed by a site visitor who is a keen collector of old magazines from the era 1915 -1925.

 The page includes some text by our visitor and has pictures from Needlecraft issues for the years 1914-1919. 

This is an interesting period to study as it shows slight differences in styles between American and English fashions.

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