Enrollment Info & FAQs

2024 Schedule

(Subject to Change)


Enrollment opens Dec 30, 2023
Orientation begins Jan 10

6 Weeks (or at your own pace)


Enrollment opens March 8
Orientation begins March 22

5 Weeks (or at your own pace)


Enrollment opens June 8
Orientation begins June 19 

6 Weeks (or at your own pace)

FALL 2024

Enrollment opens August 10
Orientation begins Aug 21

6 Weeks (or at your own pace)

Camp Workroom Social
Oct 18-21, 2024

Online versioncoming soon in 2025!


Enrollment opens Oct 11
Orientation begins Oct 24

8 Weeks (or at your own pace)


How do I enroll?

To enroll, simply wait until the announced date, and click on any ENROLL NOW button right on this website.

When enrollment opens for one of Brooks Ann’s Prep School for Custom Sewing courses, you’ll find a link at the top and bottom of every page of this site. (If you are a Skirt Skills alum ready to enroll in Top Class or Smarty Pants, log into your account and then navigate to the Alum page on your Dashboard to enroll.)

If you are on the mailing list, you’ll also get an email as soon as enrollment opens with a direct link!

When does enrollment open?

Enrollment opens separately for each course. When course dates are set, they will be shared at the top of this page (and all over the website). Due to the personalized nature of the courses, space is limited and the course occasionally sells out quickly. (One session sold out in less than 20 minutes!)

Sign up for the mailing list to stay informed and to be notified as soon as dates are announced and enrollment opens. Or, check this page often! You can also follow along on Instagram for updates.

How much do the courses cost?

Skirt Skills, Smarty Pants, and Top Class offer a thorough and comprehensive curriculum, each with ~30 days of instruction, 15+ hours of videos, limited class size, a community of classmates, very personal support and feedback, and unlimited ongoing access. Tuition prices may vary and will be listed as the session dates are announced.

The upcoming session of Skirt Skills will be offered at $395.

Sign up for the mailing list to learn about possible earlybird discounts, coupon codes, or exclusive offers.

What forms of payment do you take?

You can pay with a credit card through your PayPal account or directly on the site (via Stripe).

Does the course meet at a certain place or time?

Brooks Ann’s Prep School for Custom Sewing courses are all virtual and you can participate from anywhere at any time! Though nothing happens “live,” I provide as close to an in-person experience as possible, with the added benefits of working at your own pace, in your own space. You choose when/what you want to share or keep to yourself.

If you ever feel like you need extra help, questions can be asked and answered anytime privately with me via email or in our private online Group (Mighty Network). I will also be available for Skype/Zoom/FaceTime and In-Studio Office Hours during the course.

Access to the course content and teacher support does not expire. Use the optional schedule as motivation or customize your own pace and take as long as you’d like. In custom sewing, slow and steady wins the race!

How will content be delivered?

When the course you’ve enrolled in begins, each weekday, Monday through Friday, you’ll receive an email with a link to a new set of lessons in the online classroom. 

You can log in, view, and download the lessons at any time after that. Once a lesson is published, enrollees enjoy unlimited ongoing access. You are more than welcome to work at your own slower pace, without following the optional schedule. Take all year, if you need to!

What type of computer or online skills do I need to participate?

All you will need is an updated computer or device with high speed internet access so that you can stream and download the content.

If you’d like to interact with your classmates, group conversations will happen in our private “Lab”. The Collaboratory Group (which is our own private group powered by Mighty Networks) is a supportive learning resource that I’d love for you to be a part of, (it’s like a Facebook Group-  not on Facebook!) but joining is completely optional

There will also be non-required feedback opportunities using Skype/ Zoom/ or FaceTime. Check the websites of these companies for their computer/tech requirements.

How long will I have access to the course materials?

All of the videos and course materials will remain on the private Course Site indefinitely and, as an enrolled member, you will have unlimited ongoing access. The videos and worksheets are also available for you to download and store offline. Review portions of the class over and over every time you make a new custom garment for years to come!

The Group can also remain connected and active for as long as members want to continue to share and support each other. Previous Groups are still active with members enjoying the intimate sewing community they’ve created!

Bonus: Past enrollees can join any future session for any reason for only $50.

What happens after I register for the course?

Once you’ve completed the registration form and paid your tuition, you’ll get an email confirming your enrollment. You’ll have access to the main course page, where you can review the tools and supplies list.

On Orientation day, enrollees will receive access to the Course Website and a link to the (optional) private Group. Lessons will begin posting the following day to start the journey!

Other questions?

Check out the Skirt Skills FAQs here.

Still have questions? Get in touch with me at Email@BrooksAnn.com

I’d love to hear from you!

Explore the Coursework

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.

Follow-up Course!

A follow up to Skirt Skills – get some new experience under your belt by creating your own custom-fit trousers and jeans.

Follow-up Course!

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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