As a part of the Summer of No Pants over at Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! I had the pleasure of taking an online pattern drafting class from Craftsy and let me tell you I absolutely adored it. I’m a big fan of learning and classes but I’ve never really considered taking online sewing classes for some reason I just figured for such a hands on subject I’d want to be in a physical class with an instructor that I can talk to. But let me tell you I was SO wrong! The class was phenomenal
I took the Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt class during which the the instructor leads you through the steps of measuring yourself, drafting and fitting the pattern, and then customizing variations of the skirt. The course is made up of 11 lessons ranging from 6 minutes to 40 minutes each. And even though I do know basic pattern drafting the class was so thorough I felt like I got a lot out of it. There’s so much that I liked about this skirt pattern drafting class that I feel like I could go on and on but to save you from having to read all my gushing here’s a bullet point list of the top 3 things I loved about the sewing class.
- The Pace: the lesson had a good flow and for trickier points the instructor took time to repeat and explain the idea in a different way but when I got it it was easy to just schooch ahead on the video.
- The Content: it wasn’t just the bare basics. I loved that it covered the bare basics but the also dove into more details and options and a gave multiple ways of doing each step. We learned a bunch of different ways to put a zipper in. We covered different options to fit around waist, darts and a yoke. We went over so many pocket options and how to change the skirt shape and more. There was a lot of info.
- Feedback: one of the worries with an online class is not getting the back and forth from the teacher but on Craftsy they have a message system that runs along the side of the class so not only can ask questions and receive feedback from the instructor but you can see what questions others are asking and learn even more.
Besides getting a fit perfect for your own body as opposed to what clothing companies think your body should look like I love all the details you can add when you make your own clothing. I had so much fun using Amy Butler’s Disco Flower in Hot Pink print from Online Fabric Store as my pockets and bindings fabric. While the skirt does lay flat so that the pockets are closed I love how when I reach my hands in you see the fun print.
And don’t forget to check out all the other wonderful posts from this year’s Summer of No Pants!
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