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BurdaStyle Academy: April & May 2017 Course Calendar

Here is the second half of April & all of May 2017 course calendar! If you want to start right away check out all our on-demand courses as well.

Advanced Pattern Making

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I have a brand new course starting in a couple of days entitled Pattern Making Skills for the Advanced Sewist and I’m really excited about it! I wanted to develop and film a course that teaches more advanced pattern making techniques for those who have taken my other beginner pattern making courses. Read on to learn more and register…

Get a Better Fit: Tailoring & Styling for Tops, Dresses, Special Occasion & Vintage

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We all have a closet full of treasured garments that no longer fit our bodies, our lifestyles or the current fashion trends. So, what’s there to do?Tailor, mend or restyle them so they are again go-to wardrobe essentials.Learn how to recognize what garments can be adjusted and how to alter blouses, dresses, special occasion and vintage garments so they look great, maintain their balance and allow for comfort and movement.

Get a Better Fit: Tailoring & Styling for Pants, Skirts, Jackets & Coats

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We all have a closet full of treasured garments that no longer fit our bodies, our lifestyles or the current fashion trends. So, what can we do? Tailor, mend or restyle them so they are again go to wardrobe essentials. Learn how to recognize what garments can be adjusted and how to alter pants, skirts, or jackets so they look great, maintain their balance and allow for comfort and movement.

Pattern Drafting and Designing for Stretch Fabrics

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Slopers are the perfect starting point for designing and making your own sewing patterns and garments. Slopers are in essence the basic template for the pattern making process, and they are used to establish the fit of the body. So when you have a perfectly fitting sloper to your body, you’ll have a perfectly fitting garment!

Wedding Gowns: Design and Sewing Course

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Often I hear that creating a wedding gown is: “very difficult”, “hard-to-learn” and “demands many-years of experience, special education and unique talents”. People say, “It took me 3-4 weeks to make one wedding dress”, “I have to do a lot of fitting tests, torturing my client and myself” or “drafting a pattern is the hardest thing I’ve ever done!”

Sewing Fundamentals With Kenneth D. King

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Have you wondered just why couture clothing has such appeal? Are you curious about what is underneath the lining, and exactly why it contributes to such a polished product? Kenneth King explains his techniques and methods, presenting other options and ideas that can be substituted for a similar effect. His course is filtered through his point of view that you want to take the effort to build the best garment possible without wasting time. You can strive for the illusion of perfection, and Kenneth believes that you should put that effort where it shows.

Slopers 101: Drafting, Sewing & Fitting

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Have you ever thought of drafting your own set of pattern slopers? Pattern drafting can be an intimidating concept for those new to sewing. The truth is drafting your own set of pattern slopers is quite easy to do.

Sew and Draft Your Own Personal 7 Piece Workout Wear Collection

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We all know there is a shortage of athletic and workout wear sewing patterns out there, and they require specific pattern making and sewing techniques. That’s why we developed the Sew and Draft Your Own Personal 7 Piece Workout Wear Collection course with BurdaStyle’s very own, Meg Healy!

Re-Create Clothes Already in Your Wardrobe

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If your like me then perhaps you find yourself wearing the same clothes over and over because you love the fit of them! Transform your favorite fitting pieces in your wardrobe into paper patterns so you can make them again and again. Register here for my live webinar on Thursday Feb 9th to learn the different methods of doing this. Read on to learn more…

New Course: Make Your Own Demi-Couture Dress

 

Read on to see the included pattern and which dress patterns are my favorite and I want to make the couture way!

Live Webinar December 7th!

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This time of year just screams leggings! Leggings for warmth, leggings for lounging, and leggings for going out. Leggings sewing patterns are so versatile and can be made several different ways. I’m re-presenting my leggings webinar (with brand new added content) live on December 7th. Register here to learn about custom fitting the pattern to your measurements and re-designing the style! Did I mention that 4 leggings patterns are included for the entire family. Click to read more…

How to Grow a Successful Creative Business

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Are you hoping to start your own creative business? Or are you already self-employed and looking for ways to grow the business you’re passionate about? If you’re an entrepreneur or an entrepreneur-at-heart and you want to either start or grow your own business, this course is for you! Refine your brand, successfully reach your target audience, increase your sales, increase your web presence, and take your business to new heights.

From Sketch to Pattern: NEW Course!

 Hi BurdaStylers! I have been super busy lately being present at all of the fall Original Sewing Expo events, but before I left on those adventures I filmed a brand new course in studio! Read on to learn more and register…

Free Webinar: The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns!

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Hi BurdaStylers! I’m hosting a FREE webinar tomorrow Oct 5th at 1:00PM EST. You can register here for free to join me and learn about digital sewing pattern best practices! The great advantage of digital patterns is of course immediate access to begin your project, 24/7, no trips to the store or waiting for delivery. Learn all about working with digital sewing patterns, from printing to assembly to making modifications before cutting. You don’t have to tune in live! You can register log in later to access and watch the live recording.

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