I stitched a series of straight lines the other day (curtains) and it took me way too long, and I ended up mis-measuring twice. This girl is rusty. Forget sewing clothes, for me or for anyone else. I need to wade back in.
Shelly filmed a class for Craftsy a month or two ago and now it's live! She asked me to take a look at Kids Romper Revamp and review it (Craftsy comped the class) and I was a little dubious about the whole thing. Not because I don't love Shelly (I DO, and you know I love her patterns), but you know, I can follow a pattern... I don't have time for a class, yada yada. Well, I'm also kind of a dumbass. It turns out that a Craftsy class is exactly what I need. Once I signed up, I have unlimited access to the filmed segments which I can watch on my own time and only the ones that are helpful to me. Even though I already own the Zephyr pattern, the class comes with the e-pattern for both the jumper and a sundress variation.
For a limited time, Craftsy is offering the class through this link at half price-- so you get the class, downloadable patterns and all the help and advice you might need for a really affordable price. It's such a great concept for those of us who would love to have someone gently looking over our shoulder while we sew. Not in a creepy way. Shelly is an experienced teacher and a gifted communicator. It took me all of a minute to sign up for the site and once I went through Shelly's page, I started cruising the rest of the site looking other classes I could sign up for. Hello, Super Cute Librarian Blouse. I've heard lots of skuttlebutt (yes, WORD.) around the internets about other great folks filming for Craftsy, so what might now seem like a limited number of classes, is about to get a whole lot busier.
So. My sewing machines almost have a home of their own and I've been going through my neglected piles looking for the right fabric to get going. There are tiny (and not so) jumpers to be made. Have you signed up for a Craftsy class? What did you think? I'm most grateful for the unlimited time I get to use the class. As rusty as I am with my machine, operating on deadlines to get things finished is a little more than I can handle at the moment.