The more technical skills and knowledge you have, the more power you will have in your life and in your career. These days, if you have a strong desire to succeed in the fashion industry, you need to be skillful in sewing, pattern drafting, French draping, pattern grading, etc. Without these valuable and crucial technical skills, you will have a very challenging time in the apparel industry. At the end of the day, knowledge, skill and experience is true power and, without it, you have no chance of succeeding. If you have the power to control your own fate through your knowledge, skill and experience, you will have a very happy life and a prosperous career.
The success of VSC is a result of our creative formula. There are six key advantages that we provide to our clients that NO other fashion design school or sewing studio can offer their students or graduates:
1. We give away FREE Bonus Gifts (with a value up to $15,000.00) to our clients to keep and own, such as industrial sewing machines, dress forms, industrial irons with boilers, ironing boards, professional sewing and drafting tools and equipment, etc. Success is all about early preparation, which means that our clients will have all of the essential professional machinery and equipment right out of the gate, to help launch their careers so they can head down the right path early and develop their technical skills, gain experience, and make extra passive income at the same time. Our clients are able to design and create garments to sell, while learning their technical skills at VSC.
2. We help and guide our clients in how to set up their own businesses. Sadly, no design school or sewing studio will assist their students to set up their own fashion business.
3. We provide contacts for Southeast Asian garment manufacturers to our clients, so they can do all their sampling and production at a fraction of the usual cost. We have our people on the ground in Southeast Asia to assist our clients in doing all their sampling and mass production, whereas none of the fashion design schools have any people on the ground or other resources in Southeast Asia to help their students start their own fashion line.
Sewing should be effortless, simple, easy and stress-free. If you find sewing stressful, difficult or complicated, it is likely because you have poor sewing technique. When you have good sewing technique/skills, you will make fewer mistakes and you will spend less time unpicking your stitches. Nobody likes to unpick stitches or seams, so, if you want to make sewing less complicated for yourself, it is imperative that you learn good sewing techniques from Vancouver Sewing Classes (VSC), so you will have a great time sewing something you can be proud of creating and wearing. Sewing doesn’t need to be complicated if you take the time to improve your sewing skills by investing in a good and practical sewing program that provides you with the foundations from the ground up. You must make the time and effort to learn all the basics, if you want to make your sewing less complicated and enjoyable for yourself.
If You Don’t Like the Pressure Working in the Fashion Industry, This May Be the Wrong Profession for You
If you don’t enjoy working in a high-pressure environment, don’t get into the fashion industry! In reality, the fashion business has no room for people who cannot handle pressure. Fashion is a fast-paced business that does not tolerate people who are procrastinators or under-performers. The fashion business itself is designed for ambitious people who love to make a lot of money and live the high life. The industry will test your limits and, sometimes, it even makes you live life on the edge. If you enjoy the daily pressure, you will thrive in this business because every executive decision you make on a daily basis will have a great impact on your business/career, so it will either make you or break you. Fashion design is also about taking some risk. If you don’t take risks, you will never know your full potential in your career or how much profit you might be able to make. The fashion industry is also a lucrative business, where you can make millions of dollars overnight, if you have the right products to sell or choose the right niche.
There is no shortcut to success, when it comes to sewing. Sewing and fashion design is a trade skill, it is not an academic field. So, if you want to be truly successful in fashion, you must make the time to practice your skills; otherwise, you will be choosing the wrong profession for your career! Yes, “patience is a virtue”. It may sound cliche but it is the reality of fashion. If you want to become a fashion designer, you must learn how to sew, and sew well; otherwise, who is going to stitch your garment together? Nobody will be able to see your idea or vision, or read your mind – you must be able to bring your design concept to life through sewing. You must make the time to practice, and you must remain focused, calm and patient. Sewing requires a lot of practice and repetition to help build your long-term muscle memory. Sewing is very similar to driving – once you learn the skill, you will never forget how to do it – but you still need to practice to truly master the skill. In learning how to sew properly and professionally, it is best to follow your mother’s advice, “Practice makes perfect”.
At Vancouver Sewing Classes (VSC), we help plan, design and charter our clients’ career paths to ensure and guarantee their success in the fashion industry. We mentor, advise and guide them in how to set-up their own business; we teach our clients how to design their own logos, tags, labels and packaging for their business and branding; we teach our clients how to do photoshop and graphic design artwork for their garments; we teach and train our clients how to design, draft pattern blocks and use blocks/ slopers to create any garment of their choice; we train our clients how to sew professionally from scratch to complete a full garment in each sewing lesson; we teach our clients how to drape couture design on red carpet events; we teach our clients how to grade pattern in different sizes and stitch them together into a garment; we teach our clients how to prepare tech packs and send them overseas to South East Asia to have their sample made and mass produced; we teach our clients how to mediate, liaise, communicate and negotiate pricing with garment factories; we teach and guide our clients how to create a marketing plan to sell and distribute their products; we teach our clients how to do their fittings and communicate with the garment manufacturers overseas; we teach our clients how to copy ready-made garments from big brand-name labels from scratch with or without a block pattern; we teach our clients how to create a size chart; we teach our clients how to interpret the tech pack to create a pattern then cut and sew it into a garment from scratch: we teach our clients how to do their own market research and find the right niche for their fashion business.
There are many great benefits in choosing fashion design as a career over all other professions. For one, you get to travel around the world, learn about new cultures/languages, discover new adventures, as well as try great cuisine. Secondly, your day-to-day tasks are always different – expect the unexpected from sourcing, sampling, production and marketing. Life is always much more interesting when you are working and traveling on the other side of the world, where you get to meet some really cool and interesting people along the way. The scenery is never the same or boring, and the workload is always challenging. The best part is that you get to make money and, at the same time, enjoy living your life to the fullest, unlike regular 9-to-5 jobs, where you are stuck in a small office cubicle and don’t get to travel or earn a decent salary. In addition, working for someone else usually means that you have to deal with a cranky boss or mean coworkers on a daily basis, and suffer through all the usual dramas at your workplace! Working for yourself is, by far, more rewarding than working for someone else because you get to keep all the profits you earn for yourself. Why would you want to work so hard making your boss richer, while your life is going nowhere and your pay stays the same year after year? A career in fashion design is a privilege, not a burden, when you can have so many great options to grow your career, and increase your wealth.
If you don’t really like sewing at all, please do yourself a favour and don’t get into fashion design. Fashion design is all about making garments on a sewing machine so they can be sold to buyers; fashion design has nothing to do with drawing, painting, weaving, dyeing or writing a thesis. Furthermore, fashion design has nothing to do with your fashion degree or diploma either; at the end of day, your client or buyer is solely interested in buying your garment and nothing else. They are NOT even interested in your drawing skills. They ONLY want to see your actual finished garment to sell or to wear, period. So, if you want to get into real fashion design and be successful, you need to learn how to sew real garments at VSC, instead of wasting time making aprons, tote bags, facial masks, pajamas, backpacks, oven mitts, table skirts, and so on.
These days, many people who enroll in fashion design programs have no idea what they are getting into. Sadly, many people don’t make a lot of effort to thoroughly research these programs, and are easily brainwashed by fashion institutions. Unfortunately, by the time they realize that something is off or when they start questioning their fashion school, it is often far too late because their school has taken all of their money. This is a vicious cycle that never ends and nobody wants to talk about it in the fashion industry, including the provincial and federal governments. At VSC fashion design studio, over the years, we have met hundreds of these fashion school graduates who come to VSC for assistance because they have no real technical skills and no experience to offer to potential employers and, as a result, they are having a very difficult time finding employment in the fashion industry. These fashion graduates are coming from prestigious and very expensive design schools that have robbed them of their savings and livelihood. All of these elite fashion graduates are losing between $50,000 and upwards of over $200,000. Most often, these fashion school graduates arrive at VSC asking us to retrain them from the beginning, except they don’t have sufficient funds to enroll in our program because their school has cleaned out their entire bank account and put them into huge debt. The most shocking part is that these fashion graduates often ask us for discounts when they are enquiring about our fashion design long program. Unfortunately, VSC is not a school, and we strongly advise and highly recommend that all of these fashion school graduates go back to their previous fashion schools and demand a full refund because their schools have failed to deliver the results that they paid for…
Luckily, VSC is NOT a school. Fashion schools today will wear you out mentally, physically, emotionally and financially, and you will end up wasting your time learning very little or, even worse, nothing. Why waste so much money and time, and accomplish nothing? At VSC, our lessons are structured, focused, fun, innovative, creative and productive. Our clients pay a lot less but learn a lot more, plus they receive great Bonus Gifts (up to a value of $15,000.00) to help build their business, while making money and learning important technical skills at the same time. When you invest your money learning a real trade skill at VSC, you pay a lot less but you gain a whole lot more in confidence, experience, technical skills and business acumen. In addition, you will also receive plenty of contacts/referrals for manufacturers in South East Asia, to help you produce your samples and production lines at a fraction of the usual cost and with a faster delivery time. Why would you want to waste 2-4 years of your life and spend so much money at a fashion design school that cannot guarantee your success or help you launch your own fashion line/business? Furthermore, your future employers don’t care whether you have a fashion degree or diploma, so why would you allow these fashion institutions to control your mind, fate and destiny, but, even worse, ruin your entire life by making you take on these crazy, huge student loans? These fashion schools are a hazard to your health and fashion career. We strongly advise people to think outside the box and do your research thoroughly; otherwise, you may become their next victim.