online course, which I blogged about yesterday. I'm so happy to see the positive reaction, especially since I conceived the course with you all in mind. There were a lot of great questions asked yesterday, so I thought I would devote a special post to answering them.
How does the online course work?
You can take the course anytime, on your schedule. It doesn't have a start or end date. There are more details about how it all works on the Craftsy website.
What is the discounted price for blog readers?
The cost for you awesome people is $29.99, and you must use this link to get that price.
Is the payment for the whole course?
Yep, the $29.99 gets you the entire video course, which includes 15 in-depth lessons.
How long will I be able to access the course?
Forever and ever! Once you buy it, you can log into the website and watch the lessons anytime, whenever you want, no expiration date.
What pattern does the course use?
This BurdaStyle pattern is included with the course, you don't have to buy it separately. I show you how to modify the pattern for a vintage look by eliminating the drapey bit at the waist, lengthening the skirt, and adding removable straps (see picture below). However, if you're not keen on that pattern, you can use the instruction in the class to create any bustier-style dress.
The pattern doesn't come in my size!
The pattern goes up to a BurdaStyle Size 44, which isn't a great range, I know. But again, the course is mostly about techniques for strapless and bustier-style dresses, which can be adapted to any pattern. This Scissor Happy sarong dress pattern goes up to a bust 44", for instance. There are also a couple bustier style dresses available from Vogue right now, like V1227 and V1174.
I'm a beginning sewist, can I take this course?
This class has advanced techniques and is definitely geared to seamstresses with some garment construction experience. If you've made some basic dresses and feel ready to take it up a notch, you can definitely do this course. If you're still feeling a bit shaky with your skills, I would wait a while and make some simpler dresses to gain confidence before you dive in.
On the other side of that coin, if you're an experienced seamstress, this course will be still be great for you. I've taken skills that are hard to find all in one place--bust padding, waist stays, boning, underlining, and put them into one tidy video package.
This dress style isn't for me. Will you make a course with a different style?
I want to make more online courses, so please send any suggestions for subjects my way!
Okay, I think that's it for now. I will continue to update this post if more questions come in. Thanks again for your support, dear readers!