Finally! A craftsy project begins

Finally, after watching Susan Khalje’s the couture dress class I’ve started on my own couture project.

It’s not a dress, as quite frankly couture maternity wear is the point where you need to seek addiction help. No-one sane would do that.

So what is it?



Craftsy addiction

It’s one of the first steps to recovery, admitting you have a problem.  I’ve bought 5 craftsy classes.  And I’ve not finished watching any of them.

In my defence, these classes are amazing, technical and long (psst, and addictive).  Each class has an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor, and occasionally comes with a printed pattern included, and mailed to your home address.

It started innocently enough with Sew the Couture Dress class…

Followed by The Classic Tailored Shirt…

Followed by Beginner Serging…

Followed by Sew the Perfect Fit…

Followed by the Perfect Pizza at home.  After all this sewing I’m hungry!

Each class was a revelation of perhaps I should be starting at something more simple, as these classes are highly technical, however I would wager that any advanced beginner would be able to get a great deal out of the classes.  Once the March madness is over of crazy dress making (more on that in late March) I’d like to dedicate one night a week to sewing along with my lovely craftsy class.  It’s easy to watch on my Iphone all the non-participative sections, however many of them you need to be sewing along side the instructor to get the most benefit.

The other thing which is interesting to note about the craftsy classes is it’s difficult to multi-task while watching them.  If you aren’t paying attention, it’s gone.  And while I don’t want to give away any of the craftsy sewing tips and techniques, even though I’ve not Sewn my Couture Dress, my newest unblogged dress is made using many of Susan Khalje’s tips.  And yes, I’ve not yet acquired a Classic Tailored Shirt, but I do cut out my fabric like Pam Howard.

The pizza is still store bought.