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Make-it-happen advice from designers who turned their dreams into reality.
"Adobe Illustrator makes turning hand-drawn patterns into 3-D digital renderings almost effortless, and YouTube has great tutorials on how to use the program." —Sinje Lesemann, accessories designer
"To show the craftsmanship of your work on your Web site or look book, great photographs are essential." —Arin Maya Lawrence, accessories designer
"The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, by Mary Gehlhar, belongs on every aspiring entrepreneur's bookshelf." —Christine Alcalay, clothing designer