The Joy of Learning

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Hello A-Team:

Learning takes place every time we get together.  It’s exciting to build upon.  Remember Life isn’t about waiting for the learning to come to you…..YOU need to chase the learning.  Store it in the file cabinets of your mind.  It WILL come out and be very useful.

Portfolio Class:  Last week, we became the master of our grainlines.  We learned how to lay and cut fabric.  We practiced fusing, and serging for the first time.  This coming week, we will learn all about marking our fabrics.  We will discover how easy it is to take care of our sewing machines.  AND We will begin to sew.   

Computer Patternmaking Class:  We started off last week, by learning how to work some of the icons in Patternmaker.  In Thursday’s class, we tried to input our measurements and make our first patterns.  We learned how to make measurement adjustments.  You gotta understand that if you get the measurements correct, you can open any pattern in YOUR SIZE.  Yes, it will need to be tweaked, but NOTHING major.  YOU will be able to redesign the patterns to achieve your own looks.  It’s easy.  We just need to get our measurements in correctly.  Making a sloper will be the test of our measurement accuracy.   This week, we will continue the process and learn to use some more tools.  

Links:  

So this week, my producer did a test YouTube video of me.  What do you think?  Let me know. https://youtu.be/dklBYqrFdhE  

Ecommerce for your fashion business: http://www.scalingretail.com/fashion-retail-business-blog/  Free advice !!!!  Anything to help my business I need to see.  Especially if it is free !!!!

Repairing Stay Fabric Snips Video: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/44389/how-to-repair-a-stray-snip?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=eletter&utm_content=th-eletter&utm_campaign=threads-eletter

Here is Kimberr’s corset sale flyer:  Kimberr's Sale

Have a Terrific Week !!!!!

Make Money with your Skills ! ©

Be Safe,

Joan McKenna

Associate Professor

San Diego Continuing Education

Hospitality & Consumer Science

Fashion Department

Office:  619-588-2244

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Fall 2015

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Be Ready to Learn !!!!!

Hello A-Team:

The right hand column is all updated with Fall 2015 information.  Print your needs without scaling or fit to page.  I will meet you the week September 8th with Bells on my Toes !!!!!!  Note:  Normally, I write to the blog, once a week.  Usually on Sunday night.  

In the meantime, Enjoy the links:  Pattern Reading + Starting a Business from different points of view  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kJx3SiGKtA  Pattern Reading.    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHEG8keGbGQ  Pattern Sizing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgApFS83pT8  Starting a clothing line with less than $50.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2m6JkJvv4w  Business Starting with NO money.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOEWPFTIEEI  T-shirt Labels    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vel5OetaTOg  Boxes and Mailers for T shirts.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7mQtEQCAAI  T-shirt business failure.  

Buying Fabric

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahLjVXde1oA  Buying Fabric

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrXo4G1wLok  Buying Apparel Fabric   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RNHH7bOgzo  Fabric Shopping for beginners.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylz9br4skKc   6500 views.  Fabric Basics.  Great introduction. 

http://go.nationalsewingcircle.com/crochnews/?et_mid=778618&rid=241546762   National Sewing Circle FREE signup!

Make Money with your Skills ! ©

Be Safe,

Joan McKenna

Associate Professor

San Diego Continuing Education

Hospitality & Consumer Science

Fashion Department

Office:  619-588-2244

 

The Final Week of Summer

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Hello A-Team:

Thursday is the final day of summer school.  This makes me very very sad.  This will be the last official A-Team email until the Fall semester begins on September 8.  Keep checking back for the new syllabi, patterns, and other updates.  

For the next 3 classes, we will be sewing away on our shirts and pants.  When you are done, by fabric and start another project.  Your choice.  I will be here to help you.  Next Thursday, we will be having a pot luck in the student lounge.  There is a sign up sheet in the classroom.  I will be taking pictures of your completed outfits.  Without those pictures, I can’t prove your grade.  So come dressed to our Pot Luck !!!!!  What fun !!!!!

Pot Luck on Thursday

 Links: 

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Link to Dior and I.  I tried to view this through my television.  It did not buffer right.  Try viewing this on your computer.  And say Thank You to Elo !!!!!!  http://putlocker.tn/dior-and-i/    

3D Printed Clothing on YouTube.  Thank You Jena !!!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s94mIhCyt4      

See you all in class this week !!!!!  

Joanie

 

Lecture on Fashion Stars: Reality Fashion Feb. 20th, Mesa College

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Attention A-Team !!!!!!!

Go to this event!!!!!!

Yes… a teacher doesn’t need to be there. READ EVERYTHING IN THIS POST/EMAIL !!!!!

Your student’s parking passes should work here. Otherwise, they can do the pay parking. There are meters just outside the B building.

Sincerely,

Joan McKenna

Associate Professor

San Diego Continuing Education

Hospitality & Consumer Science

Fashion Department

Office: 619-588-2244

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The Fashion Club and Fashion Program at Mesa College present a lecture and discussion. See the attached flyer.

Please consider coming and bringing students or friends to the event below:

On Wednesday, February 20th, the Fashion Club in conjunction with our Fashion and Technology Series is presenting a lecture on “Behind the Scenes of the Fashion Reality show called Fashion Stars (NBC).

Location: Mesa College, G101

Date: Wed. Feb. 20th, 4 p.m.

Joe Vecchiarelli, a producer of NBC’s Fashion Stars, will share the ins and outs of running a fashion reality show and managing the business aspects of producing the garments which are sold at Saks, Macy’s and Express.

Designers create a collection, which is manufactured and sent to retail stores. The winners each episode are determined by the sales of their garments (as are the losers).  The new season will begin to air on March 13th.

Here is a link to NBC’s site to learn more about Fashion Stars.

http://www.nbc.com/fashion-star/

Hope to see you there!

Professor Susan Lazear

Fashion Program, B103

San Diego Mesa College