Brooks Ann offers a comprehensive non-traditional sewing education for individuals who don’t seek a career in fashion. You want to make your own clothes.
As a beginner to garment sewing (or a more experienced maker looking for a fresh start), you’ll learn to create high-quality custom-fit garments for yourself by yourself from start to finish – without the use of “sizes” or commercial sewing patterns.
It’s also really fun.
Brooks Ann Camper first learned to sew as an adult in professional workrooms, creating and sewing custom garments for individuals.
In contrast to the home sewing approach or the fashion industry approach, she has a unique perspective on a valuable process that is not often taught: custom-made clothing. After completing a costuming apprenticeship at Yale, earning an MFA in Costume Production from UNC, and many years working in professional theatre (including Broadway) and as a couture wedding dress designer, Brooks Ann is now sharing her favorite custom creation processes with you – the sew-curious!
In the Intro Custom Sewing eCourse, Skirt Skills, you’ll learn a start-to-finish process of creating custom garments you’ll be proud to wear. By saying start-to-finish, that means we’ll begin before you even have an idea of what you want to make and go all the way to getting compliments from strangers on your creation, including design, patternmaking, fitting, and sewing. (And it is totally cool if you are a beginner!)
After Skirt Skills, you’ll be ready to continue building on your foundations with one of the follow-up courses: Smarty Pants and Top Class. With your body mapped from top to bottom and the custom sewing process in your toolbox, the possibilities for what you can make are endless!
Join the mailing list now so you’ll be notified when the next course date is announced! And then check out the Skirt Skills course details.
In Skirt Skills, you’ll be thoroughly introduced to each step of the custom process- while hand crafting the custom-fit skirt of your dreams. You’ll also create reusable tools for your custom sewing future.
A follow up to Skirt Skills – get some new experience under your belt by creating your own custom-fit trousers and jeans.
A follow up to Skirt Skills – gain some upper body strength as you learn to map your top half and craft custom-fit tops that are tops!
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Saturday July 29, 2023
at ~10am ET
Class size is limited.
Orientation starts August 16, 2023
(This will be the final 2023 intro session- and your last chance to earn your prerequisite before I offer my pants course.)
Work with the optional 6 week schedule OR anytime at your own slower pace with forever access