I’m back… Back in the New York Fashion Groove!

My first day.. was amazing.

I’ve been waiting to come back to FIT for 11 months.. and now I’M BACK! (thank goodness). As soon as I hopped off the train it all became reality. The first thought that passed my mind was, “EEEEEEEEEEEK! I’M HERE!!!!!” I could hardly contain myself as I stepped through the doors of FIT. As I scurried up the escalators to my first class, I couldn’t help but take a moment to stop and soak it all in. What a glorious moment that was.

By 9:00 AM I was up in C707 at my first class. Okay… maybe 9:01, I was running a bit late. As I entered the room for my class HAP 153: Intermediate Sewing and Embroidery Design,  I found only two other people besides myself. My first question to myself was, “Where do I sit?” I have never been in that specific room before, so it was difficult choosing a seat. So I plopped myself right in the front. I figured, why not? I get to be close to my professor and see all of the demonstrations. My professor, Prof. Middleton, is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. She’s enthusiastic, outgoing, VERY COMICAL, and simply a joy to be around. Her #1 priority for us is to HAVE FUN. I admire her for that because we are all pretty nervous on our first day (I know I was), so it was a relief to hear her soothing words.

After Prof. Middleton explained the rules of the classroom, we got right to work! For this course, we are making a t-shirt with a design on it and a jean jacket. We began tracing the patterns for the jean jacket, once we finished that, we started tracing the patterns for our t-shirt. After we completed those two tasks, we then cut all of the patterns out. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but we had to trace over 20 different pattern pieces and then cut them all out! It certainly kept me busy! We are allotted a 15-minute break about half way through the class, so I went to Starbucks! I suggest getting down there ASAP because the line can get pretty long! I saw some old classmates from last summer, I was so happy to reconnect with them! I also made a couple new friends in my first class. I really connected with this one girl named Fiona. She was super nice and outgoing. And, I loved what she was wearing! Turns out, we have the second class together, too! What a surprise!

My first class was perfect. I can’t picture it being any better than it was! How was your first class? Did you meet anyone new or reconnect with any old friends? What did you do in your first class? I want to hear all about it!

My second class today was HAR 087: Advanced Fashion Design Art Techniques. My professor, Prof. Galanos, is a blonde haired woman with so much enthusiasm! I love being surrounded by enthusiastic people! I feel that with a good attitude, you can accomplish anything! Right away she gave us a to-do list. We had to sketch a model with a single breasted suit on with either pants or a skirt on. She collected them so she could assess our skills and determine what level the class is on. I was super nervous handing mine in, but she reassured us that we all make mistakes and that we can only get better! We then reviewed how to draw a proportional model. Reviewing that was a refresher for everybody in the class, including me!

My second class flew by! I sat next to my new friend Fiona, we had a blast! Professor Galanos gave us some homework to do, I don’t mind at all because I love to sketch. I could use the practice, especially if I want to apply to FIT!

Fiona accompanied me to a nearby fabric store after school to purchase fabric for our first class. (I can’t wait to use it!! It’s dark purple!)

How was your second class? Did you recognize anyone from your first class in your second? Did you have to purchase anything for you class after school? How was your first day?

Well, I’m off! I have to pick out my outfit for tomorrow! Adieu, for now!

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One thought on “I’m back… Back in the New York Fashion Groove!

  1. Sounds like a fantastic first day! There is no greater feeling when you LOVE fashion, than when you walk through the buildings of FIT!!! Surrounded by the best professors in the industry to cultivate a budding young fashion designer….you cannot ask for more! Immerse yourself in it….you have a gift, now is your time to shine!!!

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