To those who know me, it is no secret that I am a frustrated fashion designer. Back when I was younger, my paper doll’s dresses were not only made of ordinary paper, but of various materials of different texture like tissue paper, craft, even onion skin and other recycled materials. I would tie them up with glue and scotch tape, so my dolls would look 3-dimensional godesses with long flowing drapes and intricate designs. Too bad I wasn’t able to preserve them.

Since I started working, I’ve been wanting to enroll myself to sewing lessons so I could just make my own clothes. Somehow though, something happens so it would’nt push thru. Some 5 years ago, I actually gathered perfect timing to enroll in a fashion school near my house. I dropped out after three sessions because I find my instructor so “masungit” and unapproachable.  I think the one-on-one style is not for me

Many years later, here comes the nagging feeling again. I felt that this is the best timing, before baby blues come our way. 🙂 As long as it’s Saturdays and it’s going to be classroom type, even if it’s more expensive, I will go. So I started researching again and found out about SOFA’s fast-track fashion courses!

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SOFA, or School of Fashion and the Arts is located in Makati. Here is how it was described in their website:

SoFA Design Institute is the Philippine’s first specialized design college. We are an institution where teaching and learning design is at the heart of our mission.

SoFA Design Institute was inaugurated in 2007 – and quickly developed a reputation as the go-to school for passionate design enthusiasts and professionals alike.

I am currently enrolled at the Pattern Making and Sewing Short Course. The program runs every Saturdays from August 3  to October 26. I am now on my 4th Saturday and so far, we’ve done a dress and a skirt. We were also thought how to make patterns which is a big plus because these are normally two separate courses in other fashion schools.

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I was very kilig the moment I entered the school. Everywhere I look reminds me of Project Runway! My classmates are very friendly, and most of them are also working professionals like me. Our instructor, Richard Papa, is so kwela and accommodating. There is support system as well amongst our class and everyone is willing to help if someone has a question or is lagging behind. It’s tiring but fun!

SOFA Design School
Ground Floor, Enzo Bldg, 399 Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati

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