I'm a big believer in continuing education when it comes to sewing. I've been in a bit of an academic dry spell, though, and haven't taken a class since last year. That all changes today, though - Gertie's going back to school!
I'm enrolled in "Pattern Draft Your Own Pant" taught by THE Kenneth D. King. I'm so excited! We'll be drafting a custom, perfectly fitted pant pattern. (That's trousers to you beautiful Brits!) And the good news for you lovely readers is that I will now be able to talk about pant fitting and sewing here, as several of you have requested. I love the look of a Hepburn-esque trouser, but I just find fitting so frustrating, especially for curvy ladies. (If you're interested in the class, there's another section opening up in June - check it out!)
I actually had to pack up my class supplies last night, which felt very nostalgic of the back-to-school seasons of my youth. I even joked to Jeff that I wished I had a Hannah Montana notebook to bring with me. Maybe next time?
In other exciting news, I've found a draping instructor who's going to be working with me one-on-one starting next weekend. More to come on that front!
I couldn't be more excited about these new educational opportunities - I didn't realize how much I was missing taking courses. How about you, readers? Taken any good classes lately? (Regional sewing school suggestions will be appreciated, I'm sure!) Or you prefer to learn on your own?