It’s that time of the year when the weather starts getting cold and you know that the season of holiday songs, festive lights and Christmas trees, is just a few weeks away. In Florence, they hang lights like banners between buildings and as you look up you can’t help but feel the anticipation for the day when they turn the lights on. Another joy of the up coming season is the realization that final projects for classes are being started and finished. In first year semester one draping, the whole class has finished draping our final dresses and have started to cut them out and sew them. It is a bit like looking up at those lights waiting for them to turn on. I don’t know how my dress will look when it’s finished but the anticipation is killing me! It’s incredible to think that I have pulled from my head a design for a dress, have taken hours to puzzle the pieces together (much like those who find a tangle of lights from last year and have to untangle them without giving in to the desire to just cut their way through the wires) and now get to watch as my creation ‘illuminates’. I cannot believe I am making my first draped garment in Florence…Thank you FIT!