Learning about Fashion (officially!)
Posted: May 27 2014
Last week marked the beginning of a new chapter :) We've been working on vintagehordes for about a year now. It's been fun, but I've always wanted to do more, so one day I woke up and decided to take a course in fashion school, a course product design and development to be more specific. At the end of the course we get to design a piece, starting from scratch!
Week 1: Identifying textiles
This past week, we've been learning about the different types of materials used and you guessed it, cotton and polyester are two of the most popular materials used in clothing!
Did you know that velveteen/corduroy are both actually 100% cotton, and their effect's simply by using a different finish to get two entirely seemingly different fabrics. That was an eye-opener!
Anyhow, pictures are worth a thousand words, so I'll let the pictures go the talking :)
Cute stationery for school! I heart Mario :)
We learned to identify fabrics by burning them! Guess what that is? Leaves no residue, has an afterglow - it's 100% cotton!
More learning - identifying colors, finishes, different print types, and the most tedious of all - counting the number of threads in an inch of a fabric - that was my least favourite part for sure.
It was a pretty intense first week - 9 hours of class daily, but it was worth it. I'm definitely looking forward to the next 11 weeks. I'll be doing a weekly update about the things we learn each week because caring is sharing :D