Fashion Courses for Would Be Designers
There are many people who have a natural ability to come up with clothing designs, but then they get stuck when it actually comes to bringing their creations to life. So for any of you budding designers in Australia who would like to get into the fashion industry there are a number of courses that you can take to develop your skills so that you will be able to start a career somewhere within the fashion industry. You could also use your skills to start your own business.
The fashion industry in Australia is a competitive one and not one that you will be able to get into easily if you do not have any qualifications or experience in designing and making your own pieces of clothing. If you are creative and are able to imagine and draw design ideas then you are well placed to start a course, such as the Fashion Design and Dressmaking course, in order to develop your skills so that you can bring your creative ideas to life.
This type of course is available as a distance learning course, which means that you can study at times that suit you but also that you gain a formal qualification at the end of it that will be recognized across Australia.
The first things that fashion courses will teach you about are the different areas of the fashion market. It is likely that you will have preferences about the type of design that you wish to do, but you can guarantee that there are challenges and rewards no matter where you end up working within the industry.
By learning about and understanding your target market you will be able to tailor your ideas to that market and ensure that the final products meet that market’s expectations. The high end market will expect high quality fabrics and cuts, but they will also expect price tags to match, whereas if you are designing for a budget range of clothing you will have to ensure that the materials and manufacturing processes that are required to produce a design fit within the budget but are also good quality pieces of clothing.
The course will allow you to look at and analyse current and past fashions to build your knowledge of fashion and also at the same time you will develop your knowledge of colours and materials that can make clothing desirable.
There are many other elements to the course and these are all brought together in the final section of the course. In this section you will go through the complete process of producing a piece of clothing. This starts with an original sketch that you will come up with that you then convert into a pattern. You will then put your sewing skills into action to bring together the materials, colours and cuts that you have included into your design. All of the various sewing techniques that you will have learnt about can be brought into play in order to give the exact effect that you had envisaged back when you drew the sketch.