Next session of opens for registration on December 12!

Custom Sewing eCourses
for the Sew-Curious

is a new eCourse exclusively for Skirt Skills alums.

Get some new experience under your belt by creating your own custom-fit trousers and jeans.

Follow-up Course!

REGISTRATION IS:

SOLD OUT!

Orientation Starts: Nov. 6th
Final Lesson: Dec. 10th

 (There will be a short break in the middle for US Thanksgiving).

Work with the optional 6 week schedule OR anytime at your own pace with forever access.

 

build your skills beyond skirts!

Tools, Materials & Supplies​ for

First, supplies from

In Smarty Pants, we will continue to use most of the tools and supplies from the Skirt Skills Supplies List. Re-visit the list below!

OPTIONAL ITEMS

from Skirt Skills that would be helpful in Smarty Pants

Optional Items:

NEW ITEMS

for Smarty Pants

We will use:

  • Your completed custom Skirt Block from Skirt Skills
  • Your completed custom Skirt Block Mockup from Skirt Skills
*Students who couldn’t find long enough “flexible curve rulers” tried aluminum foil (as I suggest in the Supplies Video), but discovered and preferred using 16 gauge jewelry wire as an alternative to the “bendy ruler”.

PANTS MATERIALS

Let's make some pants!

We will add:

In the 2nd half of class, you will need the materials for the pants you will make in the class. During the previous weeks of the class, we will discuss and help pick out and purchase exactly what you are going to use. Here is most likely what you will need:

Here is most likely what you will need:

  • Pants Fabric:  yardage depends on your design.  Just as in Skirt Skills, we will be working with woven fabrics only.  (No knits or stretch fabric!)
  • Matching thread
  • Regular zipper appropriate for your design -and/or-
  • Soft waistband elastic appropriate for your design

Optional Items:

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Watch the Tools & Supplies Lesson:

Important Beta Discoveries:

Bendy Ruler Alternatives: Though the “flexible curve ruler” seems to be much more accurate and helpful than DIY versions, students who couldn’t find long enough “flexible curve rulers” tried two DIY alternatives to the “bendy ruler”: rolled aluminum foil and 16 gauge jewelry wire. The consensus was the jewelry wire worked best!

Sturdier Block: I did not enjoy using “oil cloth,” which I had purchased (and demoed) for transferring my block to something thicker. I recommend using poster board instead. I also did not end up demonstrating how to use the “clapper” pressing tool  (or most of the optional jeans findings, such as rivets, though I do share bonus links, if you are jazzed to try them.)

NEW ADDITION FOR 2020: You’ll also need a large piece of cardboard/foamboard or thick paper (at least as big as your body’s “saddle”) and something to cut it with.

The next 5 week beta session starts in November 2020.

If you’ve completed Skirt Skills, keep an eye on your email inbox and/or log in to the ALUM INFO & UPCOMING COURSES page on your Student Dashboard for registration details.

If you haven’t taken Skirt Skills, check it out here and join the Skirt Skills mailing list to be notified about the next session of the prerequisite course!

Follow-up Course!

REGISTRATION IS:

SOLD OUT!

Orientation Starts: Nov. 6th
Final Lesson: Dec. 10th

 (There will be a short break in the middle for US Thanksgiving).

Work with the optional 6 week schedule OR anytime at your own pace with forever access.

 

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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