9 Key Steps to Succeed as a Fashion Designer with worksheets
The key steps with worksheets to build your career goals.
The 9 Key Steps I used to get my fashion design career on the fast track. I have included all my favorite worksheets and charts I used and still use to make the progress fun.
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Hello, I am Shawnelle.
I have been a costume designer based out of Los Angeles for the past 20 years, designing feature films, specializing in comedies!
Before costume designing I was a fashion designer creating gowns for the Hollywood crowd in my Pacific Palisades, CA studio. My whole career has been around fashion and sewing.
About 10 years ago I moved to the east coast to be closer to the migrating film productions. I landed in a beautiful lake town - Mooresville, NC. A few months in, I started a school called Future Fashion Designers. A school designed for kids, to teach sewing and all about fashion design. My plan was to do this for a year or two but it ended up being so much fun working with kids that we are still here and growing everyday.
I then found that just as many teens and adults wanted to learn to sew and study fashion :) Teaching all different age groups has been so eye opening and rewarding. It has been over 10 years now and I must have taught 1000's of people to sew! Teaching has been a great way to improve my skills as well :)
I also have a YouTube channel where I do some up-cycling projects. It's called "Sew Shawnelle." under the Future Fashion Designers channel. And check out the "SewBit's section for quick lessons in sewing techniques.
I hope you enjoy my mix of classes and would love to hear from you!
Stay tuned for more classes that are in the works!
www.CampSewSocial.com fashion sewing retreats
StartStep 1 - VISION (4:46)
StartStep 2 - MENTORS (11:38)
StartStep 3 - PORTFOLIO (11:35)
StartStep 4 - FABRICS & SEWING (11:25)
StartStep 5 - VOLUNTEER & INTERN (25:44)
StartStep 6 - NETWORKING (17:04)
StartStep 7 - STYLIZE (16:29)
StartStep 8 - CREATE & RECREATE (15:27)
StartStep 9 - 10 MINUTES A DAY (9:28)
Frequently Asked Questions
Just using a few of these principles can get the ball moving. Concentrate on 1 or 2 of the steps at a time and then another 1 or 2 later. Change it up and keep things fresh. Notice what is really working for you and improve on it.
And remember, you cannot go to the shore waiting for your ship to come in if you have not sent any out! Things happen for those who take action.