It’s official: registration is now open for my next e-courses: Fall Wardrobe and Sewing Pants! These classes will begin in early August, right around the time that the kids are starting to prepare to head back to school and we begin to find ourselves with a few more minutes each day to do some sewing and learn a new skill. Strangely, despite the oppressive and unrelenting heat, August will also be time to begin thinking about sewing clothes for ourselves for the coming fall and winter months–I know, it seems as hard to believe to me as I’m sure it does to you, but one must plan ahead if one wants to have the pleasure of wearing hand-made clothing while the season is still ripe!
In the past, I have vigorously limited myself to one e-course at a time, specifically because I want to make sure that each of my students has the chance to ask questions and get answers without feeling as though they’ve been lost in the crowd. This time, however, I’ll be offering both the Fall Wardrobe e-course and the Sewing Pants class concurrently. The Fall Wardrobe class is designed to cover the foundations of sewing clothing with a pattern through making a number of garments, and when I offered it last year, I included a pair of pants. What I found was that most folks wanted to spend more time on the pants than the five weeks would allow, and some folks wanted to work on ONLY the pants. So this year, I’m offering the two side-by-side but limiting the enrollment in each–the total number of students between the two classes will be equal to my usual limit for a single class, but taught in two different “venues” online. That way, the Pants folks can really drill down and focus on making pants, and the wardrobe folks can cover more territory with their four garments, and everyone gets the same amount of attention and feedback.
I am suuuuper excited about both these classes, and hope that you will be, too! The Fall Wardrobe class is making a woven sleeveless top that goes with or under anything, a lined dress with fabulous pocket detail, a great skirt with two variations, and a crisp jacket that looks incredible on everyone. The Sewing Pants class is making three styles of pants (drawstring, side-sip and fly front), and focusing on fit and pattern adjustment to hammer out those fit issues so many of us have. The patterns are really clean and classic, the techniques are timeless, and if past e-courses are any indication, the folks in the class will be delightful and fast friends.
See all the information on the 2012 online sewing classes on the e-course page, and learn more details about both the Fall Wardrobe class and the Sewing Pants course! Register soon, y’all–there are only a few spots in each!