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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My སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་ཟླ་གྲོང་ཁྱེར། Shangrila: ལྷ་ས། Lhasa, ཏིབེཏ་ Tibet (Bo) — my springtime in 2002, in the land of snow, smiles, sorrows and high adventure (Part 1)

(Apply for the Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad for Summer 2016! The application is due by March 1, 2016.  “The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means  to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students […]

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