Pattern Making Essentials is a 5-week course at The Makehouse taught by the very experienced Alexandra Morgan. Alexandra studied a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design at Ryerson University and has worked as a pattern maker, designer, technical designer, and fit technician since 1995, specializing in women’s wear.
Since taking the embroidery class at The Makehouse about a month ago, I have fallen in love with embroidery as an art form. The meditative process of colouring a piece of fabric with thread feeds my soul in such a deliciously satisfying way. There is something about embroidery that speaks to me.
Before I started business school, I didn’t know much about fashion and sustainability. Throughout my degree I developed an interest in the fashion industry and the business behind it. I also developed a passion for sustainability and sustainable practices I began to realize that many production practices in the fashion industry are rather harmful to people and the planet.