Our grandmothers were talented, hard working ladies, weren't they? They washed clothes and dishes by hand, they cooked elaborate dinners without microwaves or just-add-water recipe bases and they made their own clothes. While you might not want to go back to the days of washboards and everything-from-scratch cooking, learning how to design and sew your own clothing isn't a bad idea.
The Sewing Workshop (1/1421 Logan Road, Mount Gravatt) is a dressmaking school with a variety of classes for different skill levels. Students are taught by industry professionals in small classes (a maximum of five per class) for more personalised training.
Students with no experience can begin with a Sewing Express block and then move on to dressmaking, pattern making or alteration classes. More experienced sewers might consider a tiered Fashion Design or Clothing Alternation program. Students are advised to bring their own sewing machine but can borrow one from the school if they do not have one.
If you're sick of finding different variations of the same thing in every single clothing store, make a stand and start making your own clothes.