Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Costume NIght @ Fashion College ...MUST See!!!

Dear Friends,

I know it has been rather a long time since my last post and I have missed you all dearly. What has been happening since my last post? Well, to tell the truth, a lot.  So much to report on and I don't know where to begin. As they say, if you are not sure where to begin, always start from the beginning.

The Costume Night @ TAFE

Recently I have attended the Costume Design Night at the prestigious TAFE College here in Sydney. For those readers that are not from Australia, TAFE stands for Technical Adult Further Education.  The TAFE in Ultimo (Sydney) is a well known and respected  fashion education and training provider and has produced some of the well known Australian Designers such as Alex Perry.  They offer a wide variety of courses outside of the Fashion field. The training gained in this institute is valuable and industry relevant.

I am not sure if I have mentioned this before but at I am studying the Certificate IV in the Applied Fashion and Design Technology. I am  studying this course part time (2 nights a week) and totally love it. I am in the first year, and so far it has been an enjoyable and a learning journey. Please don't quote me on this but I think the course goes for two and half years if you are studying it part time.

The Colourful and Amazing Creations packed the Costume Parade Hall. The entire college should be proud with the result as students worked tirelessly for months, in order to have their creation completed on time for the end of the year parade. I think they have done a marvellous job. Some of the costumes were absolutely phenomenal.

--> The event  transported  me into a different Century during the show...amazing experience !!! I have created the  photo album with more picture. Please click on thumbnail photo below if you would like to see more.

Costume Design @ TAFE 2012
-->Please be warned there are more than 500 pictures taken that night...I am highly enthusiastic when it comes to taking photos and fashion, I Know. Surely I will be forgiven...

Recent Sewing Project


Have I done any sewing since my last post?   Well, I am pleased to advise that I have sewn pair of pants which I absolutely love,  in 6 hours. This is a  record time for me when it comes to sewing pants. Really proud of it!!! Just to put things into perspective; I remember  my first pair of pants took something like 2 weeks (please don't judge). You would have seen my previous post with me in orange pair of pants. Well, the orange pants took about 2 weeks to complete.
Pants - Front Zipper Section

Pocket Detail

Welt Pocket
That is all for now my friends!!! Hope you have enjoyed the post and pictures from the Costume Parade. Do you like Costume Parades? Have you ever been to one?

Take care and Love from Sydney...XXX Mike


  1. Awww "love from Sydney". Love from New Jersey back to you Mike!!!

  2. The Costume Parade looks like a lot of fun.
    I like your pants. Did you follow a pattern?

  3. Hi TMS, no I've drafted my pattern mate.... So much fun!!!!!