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ON COURSE 2000: Careers are all sewn up; FASHION TIP: DESIGN COURSE IS SPRINGBOARD TO SUCCESS.

THE fashion world is a mega business these days with countless designers seeking to become the next queen of the catwalk just like Stella McCartney, daughter of ex-Beatle Sir Paul.

It's tough to get that big break but this is not daunting former students of Glasgow's Cardonald College, who are already fashioning healthy careers with their own clothing design and manufacturing businesses.

This month, within 24 hours of each other, Sally Ho and Veronica Lawrence celebrated their first anniversaries in business and are hard at work on their own collections.

Sally completed a Higher National Diploma Fashion Design and Manufacturing course at Cardonald College in 1997 and then graduated a year later in Fashion and Management at Glasgow Caledonian University.

In her shop at St George's Cross in Glasgow, she makes made-to-measure clothes and also carries out alterations.

She has also taken part in two fashion shows for the Scottish/Asian Fashion Show and for a private company.

She has also secured an order to make jackets and waistcoats for a conference uniform for the National Association of Theatre Nurses later this year.

SALLY said: "I've been busy since setting up a year ago and my order book is full up to the end of October with clients from England as well as Scotland.

"And if I can find the time I hope to have my own complete collection ready for next year."

Veronica finished her HND Clothing Design course at Cardonald College two years ago and completed her BSc degree at Heriot Watt University last year.

Her successful business - Veronica's Closet - recently announced plans to expand and by the end of the month, she hopes to have four, full-time staff working in her Cambuslang premises.

Veronica, 36, from Rutherglen, said: "I always dreamed of designing clothes even when I had secretarial and factory jobs. I loved the course at Cardonald College as it gave me the chance to get all the training and knowledge I needed."

Her business specialises in made-to-measure garments and alterations and she is working on her own Harris Tweed collection which she hopes to complete within the next year.

Veronica shares her premises with yet another Cardonald College graduate, Aileen Dunn, who graduated from the same course at the same time as Veronica and went with her to Heriot Watt.

Aileen was over 50 when she graduated, coinci- dentally at the same time as her 22-year-old daughter graduated from Strathclyde University.

Aileen now completes the made-to-measure part of Veronica's business under her own business - Aileen's Designs - and she, too, aims to have a collection ready next year.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Ritchie, Mike
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 16, 2000
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