So, heres the deal. I am 26, married, and in massive debt. Not just a little debt that can be paid off with a few extra shifts at work but a real and very scary amount of money.
I went to The Art Institute of Philadelphia for 3 years and got my Bachelors in Fashion Design. I have always wanted to be a fashion designer since the age of 4 or so. My mother made me a hideous orange dress for my Barbie and gave it to me after 15 minutes of sewing. I knew immeiately that I could design and make dresses far beter than that and I did just that. I made oodles of Barbie dresses by hand for years. Soon Barbie dresses turned into Prom dresses in my teens and in my 20's, my own clothes.
After 3 years of school I gained the knowledge and the skills to make my own designs, illustrate them, drape and draft the patters, sew, and finish garments. Along with these skills and knowledge I also gained my debt. Living in Philadelphia meant I had lots of expenses so I have 2 credit cards that are maxed out.
Now it is one year later and I owe alot of money. I owe Visa, Amex, Sallie Mae (student Loans), and Dept. of Education Loans. My day job pays for gas in my car and my Sallie Mae student loans. I have been living like this for about 6 months. Something has to change.
This blog will track my debt, my designs (illustrated to completed), and possibly more. I don't want to live paycheck to paycheck and cringe everytime I think about money. I have the skills and passion to get my self out of debt so I just have to apply myslef.
I hope to post several sketches a week and complete one garment a week, along with jewely and accessories. Pictures, sketches, and thoughts will be posted i'm hopeing almost daily.
Thanks for reading and taking an interest.