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.
– Chris Falcon is a Canadian designer and fashion educator with over 35 years of experience in the garment design and manufacturing business.