My Site
Annie Jackson
anniejackson

Hey all! I use my LiveJournal account to read communities and ask questions on those communities but not really to journal or blog. I've been busy the last 6 months building FashionStudentsOnlineand now that it is up and running I have finally built my own little spot on the internet:

www.AnnieJackson.me

I am going to be using this site to showcase my dress designs, my creations, my art, blog about pattern drafting and special occasion wear, and to document the making of a collection from start (customer profiling) to finish (prototypes). If you want to follow along go to the site and subscribe via email or RSS (reader) :)

I hope following me as I build the collection will help people understand the process (one of many!) and maybe even help them have the fuel they need to go forward with theirs!



Plus sized clothing survey
Annie Jackson
anniejackson
I have had several people tell me I should make clothes for plus sizes but because I am not a plus size it is not a market I know very well. I decided to set up a survey. And then I decided that I would share the results with people.

All I ask is that you help promote the survey so that we can get more responses. Anyone who helps promote the survey (and tells me) will see the results :)

Also, if you don't care about the results but you are a plus size yourself I would greatly appreciate your responses.

The survey asks what type of clothes people want and also asks for their sizing information.

http://anniejackson.me/

Thanks!

a list of pattern drafting resources for you!
Annie Jackson
anniejackson
Hello all you fantastic sewing ladies!

I have just written a comprehensive article compiling all the free pattern drafting resources on the net that I though you might be interested in:

List of FREE Pattern Drafting Resources
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Welcome to the Fashion Students Online FREE pattern drafting directory. We have worked very hard to find all the best FREE apparel patternmaking resources we can.

Please use the guide below to go directly to the section you seek, or scroll through the entire article and look at everything....

Collection Designing and Resource Websites
Annie Jackson
anniejackson
Hi everyone :)

I wrote a couple articles I thought people in the sew_hip, advanced_sewing and corsetmakers communities would be interested in (and so this is xposted to them). There are of course tons more articles on the site but I don't want to spam. If you like this type of stuff poke around the site more but here are two that I've written this last week :D



Fashion Collection Design - A step by step How To
Wednesday, 06 January 2010
Every designer and company uses a specific process for designing. Fashion Designers need to be flexible in the process they use if they want to work on a team but also flexibility is important even if you only plan to work for yourself. In most fashion schools there is a course, usually in first...


The TOP 8 Websites and Blogs every Fashion Design and Textiles Student should follow
Monday, 11 January 2010


In no particular order here are the websites and blogs that every fashion design, fashion illustration, patternmaking, and textiles sciences student should follow. These are websites which share an immense amount of educational information and will be integral to completing your projects...



Fashion School???
Annie Jackson
anniejackson
Hey FASHION TEXTILES STUDENTS: Love what you're doing? Want 2 share? We need more student bloggers! http://bit.ly/8MLYNG

oh and of course we are ALWAYS interested in people submitting articles, tutorials, interviews, etc on a random or regular basis (people who submit regularly are listed on the site as staff).

Measurement Guide for you
Annie Jackson
anniejackson
Hi, I just wanted to share a file with you all. It is a measurement instruction guide that I have created. It instructs on taking MANY measurements, way more than any method will need. The instructions may be different than a method you use as every drafting method seems to have it's own idea of what is right and wrong however if they are the same, and you wish to make clothes for people you are more than welcome to use this PDF. You can just tell people, do Measurement #s ____ .

There is a form on the last page for them to print to write the measurements down and the first few pages detail what not to do and what to be aware of.

You are welcome to use the guide for commercial purposes as long as you don't edit out the credit to me. It took many hours to photograph, write up, and format and since I already did it, if it suits your purposes you might as well save yourself the trouble :)

http://www.anniejackson.me/downloads/Annie_Jackson-PatternmakingMeasurementGuide.pdf

I've x-posted to advanced_sewing, costuming and corsetmakers though feel free to share with anyone.

Fashion Collection Design - A step by step How To
Annie Jackson
anniejackson
I'm really proud of this article. It took a really long time to write and I think I did a good job of giving a guide which both can actually be followed and also is only a summary and not an entire overwhelming amount of information. I wrote this article because in preparation for my upcoming online documentation of designing my next collection, I attempted to find links to refer my readers to and discovered that I could not find this information anywhere online. So, this is my attempt to provide that information and at least partly fill that gap.

"Learn the process of how to design a fashion collection which is taught in most big (and small!) fashion schools. Inspiration, research, process, and designing are all important parts but where do you start? You start with this guide! Develop a fashion collection once, step by step with this guide and then use what you learned to develop your own process that works best for you. You'll be designing your own collections and your own design groups in no time."

You can read the entire article on Fashion Students Online:
http://www.fashionstudentsonline.com/design-process-tutorial/fashion-collection-design-a-step-by-step-how-to

Hunting for Fashion Design, Patternmaking, etc links
Annie Jackson
anniejackson
Hi everyone! I am on the hunt for great fashion design, patternmaking, tailoring, etc type links to add to the Fashion Students Online link directory. I really hope to build this directory into a fabulous resource. There are some great link resource sites already, I know, such as costume.org but they do not cover the topics we hope to cover (schools, manufacturers, freelancers, tutorials, suppliers, and more).

If you have only a few links that you would like to submit you can do so at this address:
http://www.fashionstudentsonline.com/submit-a-link

If however you have ten or more links to submit we have just set up a new multi-link submission page:
http://www.fashionstudentsonline.com/multiple-links

We even accept exported favourites / bookmark files from your browser!
Just export your bookmarks out of your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc) and send the file to us and we will do the sorting and adding. It couldn't be easier!

This message has been x-posted to advanced_sewing, corset_makers, sew_hip, and craftgrrl

Thank you!

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Annie Jackson
anniejackson
Other than patternschool.com does anyone know of any online pattern drafting courses which are available for free? I'm creating a list (note: I already have all of the vintage books available on vintagesewing.org and the archive.org open library search)

Only looking for full courses, not tutorials for individual items

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Annie Jackson
anniejackson
Other than patternschool.com does anyone know of any online pattern drafting courses which are available for free? (note: I already have all of the vintage books available on vintagesewing.org and the archive.org open library search)

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