The Starlet Suit Jacket. Enrolled!


More Craftsy classes! I know I haven’t even continued on my bombshell dress, and the dress pattern for the Couture Dress has just arrived yesterday, but when I read the latest Craftsy newsletter about their newest sewing class, I just couldn’t resist!

It is The Starlet Suit Jacket, another Sew Retro series by the awesome Gertie Hirsch from New Blog for Better Sewing. Since I’ve subscribed to Craftsy newsletter, the class was at 50% off, only $39.99 instead of $79.99. I would say that it is a great bargain!

The pattern for the suit is designed by Gertie herself and is included in the course, with the skirt pattern as a bonus. It is available in sizes 2-24. In 13 video lessons, Gertie will show how to do a full hand-tailoring on the jacket with pad stitching, bound buttonholes, and welt pockets as well as using fusible interfacing for those who are not ready for hand-tailoring.

Now I don’t know if I will really make the suit as it is, I don’t know where I would need to wear a suit to! But the techniques can be used on many things. I can see a new coat in (not so near) future. How I wish this course was available before I started on my coat!

Usually I’m not very patient with following a video lessons and prefer reading tutorials or books, but Craftsy has such an amazing platform that makes me sit through all these courses. I can put notes throughout the courses as a reminder for myself and ask questions directly to the instructor. I also love reading answers to questions asked by other people.  These courses are also always available for unlimited time, so I don’t have to rush my projects now.

Which now left me thinking about taking one more class, Jean-ius! where Kenneth D. King will show how to do reverse engineering from a pair of jeans to create our own pattern. Not only that, he will also show how to do the pockets, zippers, and all those little details about jeans. Ooooh!

You know, so many sewing classes, so little time…. *sigh*

//courses thumbnails from Craftsy.

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