The Be a Fashion Designer series is still in the creation stage, but it will be a pretty awesome course when it's done.
I love these more involved courses because I don't see anything like them available for older teen girls. I am still trying to decide whether I want to teach this course over 6 months during a school year or 6 weeks over the summer. I guess it doesn't really matter just yet since there is still a lot of work to be done on it. Either way I think it will be perfect for older teen girls that are thinking about fashion design as a career or trying to decide whether to go to a fashion design college or not. This could be a really affordable option and a way for them to test out the waters before signing up for a 20K a year college or going for a few months and dropping out.
So far for this course, I have gathered over 40 pieces of wardrobe...all tops and dresses in solid black. Since I love wearing black because I feel great in it I thought it was a good choice. It's also very designer, so it seems appropriate. These are each accented with bright gold jewelry to give it a pop and kinda more formal feel. This course is for older teen girls (16 & up) and possibly even college age (18 to 25), so I think it's okay to be grown up looking. I mean after all I am a grown-up at almost 40!
I also had fun making a ton of mood boards with my 15-year-old assistant, Mariah who has co-stared with me in many videos such as the 30 Day Fashion Restyling Course from the Road to the Runway series! We went through over 100 magazine to make up 20 large poster board collages. These may go behind me when I'm filming the series since I will be wearing the black and gold. I'll see when the time comes how it looks against such a busy background. It could be totally fabulous or it could be too much!
Anyways, for now I just wanted to make a quick post here about this course. I think will be very useful to girls that want to be fashion designers. I know for many years I enjoyed being and independent designer with my own line of unique bridal gowns inspired by times past. You can see them here at Katrina Marie Designs. Even though I don't make and sell those dresses any more I still design everything that I teach in my fashion design and sewing courses. Plus, I plan to have my own fabric collection made for a little girls dress line in the near future. My daughter will probably help me with that, but right now she is only 3.
As this course progresses, I'll be sure to give updates as they come. In the meantime check out all my Sewing Fashionistas courses that teach the basics of sewing and pattern making. You do need to have those skills first if you are going to be an independent fashion designer like I was and still am today. Even if you pay help to make your garments you may have to train local seamstresses or at least know how to quality inspect your garments.
For now, that's it on Be a Fashion Designer! Hopefully, I can start sharing some helpful tips about being a fashion designer here on the blog, while I work on creating the actual course.