I spent the next three years there, waiting tables forty hours a week to boot. It was fabulous and very tough. They would actually measure your hand stitches to make sure they were perfect. Several times a week you would have to turn in sewing samples while you were working on your projects. Having always been a rather lazy person, the thrill of competition overcame me. Laziness was set aside and I was soon slamming straight A's right out of the park.
To give you an idea of what we studied there, my first year I did fashion art and textiles. Second year was construction, tailoring and fashion history. The third year was the best, flat pattern and then draping. I did modern styles and also vintage inspired styles. To make matters even better, I discovered and then became a member of the Art Deco Society of California. Perfect! An outlet for the things I wanted to create!