Ever wonder why clothing never quite fits you?
Not sure what 'size' you are?
Want to take control of your wardrobe?
And have fun doing so?
Skirt Skills is a 5-week Intro eCourse where you learn the process of creating custom clothing.
As a beginner, you’ll learn to design, draft, create, and complete perfectly fitting skirts with the personal help and guidance of instructor Brooks Ann Camper and an online community of classmates.
"I never dreamed I could design and construct my own clothing! It has done wonders for my self-esteem to learn this skill. - SHANNAN
Skirt Skills offers a new way of thinking about what we wear.
Do any of these statements sound like you?
- You've always wondered how to make clothing of your own design.
- You are tired of trying 'industry standard' sizing on your non-industry-standard body.
- You would like to be more conscious about where your clothing comes from.
- You’ve struggled with sewing, drafting, or using commercial patterns and are looking for a fresh start.
- You need time, feedback, and motivation in order to finish a project.
- You like sewing, but you want your clothing to look professional rather than “homemade”.
- You are new to garment sewing and don’t want to waste time making clothes that don’t fit or aren’t your style.
- You love being creative and would like to know more about the art of custom garment creation.
- You love skirts and want to create a closet full of them!
Skirt Skills is a great fit for you!
"Thanks to this course, I am no longer at the mercy of the ready-to-wear industry or even the pattern companies! - PAULA
About the instructor
Brooks Ann first learned to sew as an adult in a professional workroom that created custom garments for individuals.
In contrast to the "crafty" home sewing approach or the "industry standard" fashion design approach, Brooks Ann has a unique perspective on learning a valuable process that is not often taught: custom-made clothing. After years of working in professional theatre (including Broadway) and as a custom wedding dress designer, Brooks Ann is now sharing her secrets with the sew-curious.
“I learned more about fit in this course than all the Vogue sewing books, back issues of Threads, and confusing conversations with my mother combined.” – ELLE
What does the class cover?
Together we will create and complete:
- A personally sized skirt block that can be used as a template to create future patterns
- At least one hand drafted skirt pattern of your own design, and options to create many more
- A finished skirt in your custom size from your own pattern
- A notebook of samples, sketches, and design inspirations to reference in future projects
- A foundation for pattern drafting, fitting, design, and construction of custom garments
Skirt Skills Members receive:
- 5 weeks of lessons, including 10+ hours of video, worksheets, bonus links, and hands-on exercises.
- Unlimited ongoing access to a private course website to view or download all of the lessons and materials.
- Unlimited ongoing membership in a private Facebook Group where you can connect and share with your instructor and classmates.
- One-on-one ongoing email support for all students, including those who may be less inclined to share in a group.
- Weekly Skype and In-Studio Office Hours where you can work personally with your instructor in real-time, both online or in-person.
Upcoming Course Sessions
Skirt Skills starts July 3, 2017 and runs for 5 weeks.
→ Registration opens Saturday June 10 (~8am EST) at a rate of $225.
→ Due to the personalized nature of the course, space is limited!
This Intro course will not be offered again in 2017. If you are interested in joining Smarty Pants in the Fall, don't miss this chance to fulfill its prerequisite of Skirt Skills!
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Have questions? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or send me an email. I'd love to hear from you!