Expand your Fashion Creativity
How to keep creative ideas flowing
"How do you continually get creative ideas for your fashion sewing projects?" I am asked that question alot.
It comes from getting your hands into the mess and experimenting. When you actually try new things they become part of your makeup! Problem is, we don't make the time to try new things and experiment. I find many of my students are so afraid of messing up something they wont even try. In my career, I have learned that some great things can come from a mistake, giving that thought less power and freeing me up to try new things.
I created this simple 5 day course to guide you into trying a few new techniques and thinking about your creative possibilities.
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!
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