When in Rome

This weekend, I visited Rome with FUA’s Educational Field Trips (EFT) to go inside Vatican City and, during my free time, the Roman Coliseum. It was also a field trip for students taking the Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Bernini course, so I also visited many churches and a villa. Michelangelo Buonarroti was a 16th century Renaissance […]

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Reflections on Using CAD for Pattern-Making

Afternoons of clicking away on Optitex ended last week. Optitex is the pattern-making software I learned how to use during my three-week intensive course, CAD (computer-aided design) for Fashion/Advanced Pattern Making. Optitex has tools for making darts, joining pieces, adding pleats, adding seams, and adding buttons. One of the most confusing things about the program […]

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