First Day Of School and I’m Back In Action!

My days of waiting for Precollege classes to begin again are finally over! I’m back in action. Now, I have to wait out this dreadful month of March to see if I’ve gotten accepted to FIT.

Well, as usual, the first day can be a little hectic, even as a student who has already taken 6 classes. I thought I had forgotten my schedule (I found it when I got home tucked into a magazine) and needed to get a new one printed, but then I ended up going to my afternoon class, Draping, on accident. So, I had to go back down to D130 for a late pass to awkwardly walk in to my real first one late, yikes.

Fabric Styling caught my attention, as we went over what we’d be doing. We all introduced ourselves first though and said why we had chosen to take the class. Personally, I chose fabric styling to learn more about fabrics and which ones work well together so that my designs would become more cohesive. Also, after seeing how intricately put together the boards for fabric styling are, it will help a lot for my design presentation boards. We went over so many new things about how to organize the layout of a board well, and all the new supplies we’d be using for it. The teacher, Sara Petitt, explained that we would all have to pick a celebrity and find fabrics that would work well for them. We will be making a separate board for a collection of outfits, the interior of their homes, and a photo-shoot for our celeb to go on.

After class, I went with two of my classmates to Mood Fabrics, where we’d be swatching  a lot for our class. I bought some fabric for my in-process prom dress, and some  tulle for another one of my art projects. It was good to have classmates willing to take a trip with me, since we all have a lot in common and can bond over the experience.

I hurried back to my second class and got there just in time. Since this was my actual draping class, we went over all the safety rooms for the classroom, which is full of sewing machines and mannequins. Then we went over the exciting part, all the patterns we’d be making! By the end of the class we’ll have patterns for several different skirts and a bodice that we’ll learn how to make variations for. I’m really psyched for this because I love making clothes for myself but can never find the time because of all the art projects I have piling up.

After class, I finally had the chance to go to the cafeteria. In 2 and a half years of taking classes at FIT, I had never been to the cafeteria before. It was actually really nice. As someone who’s an extremely picky eater, there were several options that I liked, and tasted good! It was also reasonably priced, which tends to be a problem for other college cafeterias.

So, my first day of class went really good and I can’t wait to get started on my projects!

Karlie

Today I went to the Katonah Museum of Art where my dress was featured, and by request, here are some close-ups!

And another project from school I found photos of

Where’s the vending machine!?

Getting to F.I.T. Saturday September 24th seemed impossible. I was cheering for my High School football game that started at 12 and ended at 2 but my Design Process of Interior Design class started at 1:30… this was a problem. I decided that after half time I would leave the game, sprint to the car, make a quick wardrobe change and drive from Staten Island to Manhattan. When I finally arrived at F.I.T. (late) I had to make that awkward walk of shame into the class 15 minutes after it started.

I was really excited to finally be sitting in the class. I took a seat in the front row and jumped right into the conversation. We talked about the difference between modern and traditional designs, supplies we would need and our project for the fall term. I’m so so so excited to start this project! We are working on a one bedroom appartment for a make believe client and my head is already spinning with ideas! I love my professor she is absolutely amazing and very entertaining. As we were looking at pictures ripped out from an interior design magazine my stomach started growling. I think this has happened to everyone, when your starving in a quiet room and your stomach starts growling so loud that you swear everyone can hear it. But then my professor said it was break time. I instantly turned to the girl next to me and asked “where’s the vending machine?” We joined a few other girls to search the design building  for the vendng machines and we eventually found them. I grabbed a Snickers and headed back to class. I was really happy to find out that all the girls in my class are very friendly and that they’re also new to this experience.

Can’t wait until next week!

P.S. the vending machines in the design building are on the  6th floor to the left ;)
Alexandria