We had a great time and learned a lot at the new school! The change room is HUGE! A nice big mirror lots of natural light what more can we ask for?! This is probably one of the most exciting adventures of my life to open a school of my own! The students who attended my first classes were very happy and learned a lot, too bad we are very far away and can't get together often.... I am currently working on the fall curriculum and some workshops for the more advanced sewers. Once students learn the pattern draft and see how the garment should fall there is no going back!
The draft and construction are the very basis of fashion arts and should be taught the way they are taught in Europe, with patience and an eye for fine details and a lot of hand sewing. That is what I am trying to accomplish with this school. The overseas courses there are very lengthy and focus on the garment construction, this is much closer to home, a huge savings financially. What a bonus to get the same education without incurring all the huge expenses!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"