The best part about being a fashion student is not only getting to dress the part of a fashion student... but having the ability to draft and sew garments! Before the Christmas break, we started designing our jacket/coat designs. The process of going from idea to design to product happens quite quickly. Once we have a design that has been approved, we start drafting. The second day back after the break, we jumped right into the production of our coats-there was no easing back into the flow of school. This coat took me 2 classes to draft, 1 class to cut the pattern and the fabric out, and 1 class.. which turned into a 12 hour school day... to sew the prototype. I then had my fitting, and had 1 class to make any changes. Handing in the pattern and prototype is a relief- because we can take a breather before we move onto sewing our final coats. So for the time being, we are drafting and sewing swimwear and lingerie samples- a complete 180 from coats!