All photographs are self portraits taken by myself.
I'm now in my 2nd week of classes and it feels so wonderful to be back on a school schedule and taking fashion classes! So far I'm really enjoying my draping course. We're currently learning how to drape a Basic Bodice Slopper, which is the foundation block for learning pattern drafting.
One day last week for homework we were assigned to pull a single cross grain thread from two separate panels of fabric. This is done to find the correct grain for when we start draping. Well pulling a single thread out of fabric is a very tedious job, and just one panel takes about two hours. Halfway through my 2nd panel I thought, "I'm actually really enjoying this. Oh my goodness - I'm pulling a thread and I'm having so much fun!" Ha. I'm curious for how I'll feel when I get further into the course, and I'm taught even more than just pulling thread. Needless to say I'm sure I'll enjoy it!
Funny story by the way: my professor assigned my class a summer break assignment with only 10 days to complete it before it was due, which was the first week of class. When I got the e-mail I automatically went into an intensely, focused, research mode. I turned down a lot of opportunities to hang out with friends, and I spent over 70 hours trying to complete this project in time. Well, my first day of class my professor went over her expectations for the summer assignment, and I realized that I mis-interpreted what was due at the first week. It turns out that what I completed was actually half of my final project that's due at the end of the quarter. So I finished half of my final project before the first day of class even started. Ha. I'm going to go back and start over/revise it a lot when the time comes, but at least I have a good start on the direction that I want my final project to go.
Jacket - Sheinside (This is such a comfortable lightweight jacket!)
Shirt - H&M, sale section
Skirt - Thirfted
Belt - Thrifted
Shoes - Thirfted
Hat - Thrifted
Looking back, I can tell that I'm in so much of a better place coming into this school year than I was last year. I'm still going to have moments where the grief hits, but I realized that I feel a lot better prepared since more time has passed. I've learned how to take it slower on the days when I'm saddened, and I know how to be enjoy and appreciate the times when I'm at happy, and it's not on my mind. Overall, I feel really settled about starting this year. Thank you to everyone who showed such love and support to me last year. It meant the world to me.