Pen Foster’s Dressmaking and Design Diploma.


I am in the process of getting an AA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University Online. Taking online classes enables me to stay at home with my children while still making some academic progress. I plan to get a degree in fashion design once all three of my children are in school but I am considering getting a Dressmaking and Design Diploma from this summer. I like online classes because I can work at my own pace, on my own time, and in an environment of my choosing.

The diploma has seven units which teach you skills such as:

  • The basics. The sewing machine, basic dressmaking processes, fibers and fabrics.
  • Design techniques. Line and design in fashion, embroidery, and garment decoration.
  • Designing by draping. Using and customizing a dress form, creating original clothing designs.
  • Alterations and fitting. Altering and fitting necklines, armholes, sleeves, waistlines, and more.
  • Decorative features. Applying ruffles, tassels, beading, and custom fasteners.

The program can be completed in as little as two months and costs between $669.00-$799.00. This includes books, study guides, learning aids, free shipping & handling, unlimited instructional support, access 24/7 to Penn Foster’s online campus, the Community your personalized student homepage and learning portal, additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising. If you have taken courses from Pen Foster please comment and tell me what you think.

Pen Foster is accredited through Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed SchoolsCommission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-662-5603, Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.


FMN Update

I started this blog so I could promote the start of a new business, unfortunately said business has been put on hold due to other responsibilities in my life. I have decided to keep this blog and use it when I need to don’t have many people following FMN Blog anyway so if I don’t post no loss if I do enjoy 🙂



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Girl’s Swim Suit Tutorial


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Check out this Oh so cute swim suit tutorial from Zaabeerry! I came across this tutorial about three months ago on pinterest and now that I have this blog I just have to share it. I love to sew, especially for my kids; however, my two daughters have to very different body types.  My oldest is long and thin while my youngest is short and sturdy, I can use the following tutorial and pattern plus a little altering of the pattern to make adorable swim suits for my girls. Well here is the link, enjoy! Girl’s Swim Suit Tutorial.

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Free Patriotic Clip Art


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