online course for Craftsy.
For those of you who have asked for an Alfred Shaheen-inspired sarong dress pattern: this is it! The course comes with a BurdaStyle pattern included for a bustier dress with a draped skirt, perfect for the vintage Tiki Bombshell look.
The video course shows you how to make the dress, from downloading the pattern to executing all sorts of couture techniques, like underlining, a waist stay, and a molded boned bodice. I show fitting techniques for large and small busts as well. You can customize your dress with removable straps and different skirt styles.
You can go watch a preview and register for 50% off here. It's a steal, if I do say so myself. Only $30 for 15 video lessons. (You have to use the links I give you in this post to get the discount price.)
I hope I don't sound like too much of a sap when I say this is a thrilling moment for me. I feel like this course really defines the work I've been doing on this blog for the past couple years. This dress is one of my favorite vintage styles and the construction techniques are the kind of stuff I love to geek out over. The folks at Craftsy took all of that and made it into a pretty, shiny package.
I hope you'll take the course! Please let me know if you have questions about it.