I have recently completed a course in patternmaking for clothing designers.
We had an inspiring teacher and learnt to make basic blocks for a bodice ,skirt and sleeve. I am fascinated by how many different clothing designs can be made from these basic shapes. I can now see a simple item of clothing and copy it, and I can take an op shop find and alter it to my own design. I can even begin to design unique items to wear.
this is great stuff!