I am ecstatic to announce that I now offer these below classes that you can take online!
How to Sell on Etsy: Pricing, Marketing & Photography - NEW!
Etsy is an international platform for crafting talents to trade their goods, virtual files, vintage items, supplies. You can find a multitude of items on sale at Etsy, from one of a kind wooden beds to 2mm Swarovski crystals beads, and everything in between. With multi-lingual platforms and selling interfaces, your items are visible to customers worldwide. So… how do you harness the power of Etsy? I will walk you through how to set up an Etsy store, listing an item, and then fine tuning your brand to captivate an Etsy customer and achieve the ultimate goal of a sale! We will also cover after sales care, maintaining customer relationships, keeping track of inventory, cost and additional fees.Connecting all the personal success tips and Etsy tools, we will come up with a solid plan to launch your Etsy store.
Pattern Grading: Adjusting Patterns to Fit Every Size
Do you have a fantastic design that you wish to offer to the world, but are limited to one single size? Do you wish to understand what separates the casual designer from a fashion design brand? Grading is a specialized skill set that can help transform your base style into multiple sizes. In offerings wider size ranges can doubles or triple your targeted customers. In this class you will learn the steps in to developing graded measurements and expand and reduce pattern shapes into different sizes. This will enable to capture wider audiences, and maximize your earning potential! This in depth web seminar will take you through the industry standard grades and grading methodologies. All you will need is the base pattern, pattern making rulers, pencil, tape and paper. We will start by understanding measurements that are critical to grading, with emphasis on maintaining the same fabulous look and beautiful fit. Next, we will roll up our sleeves and learn about how to easily, quickly and accurately draft our graded patterns. Throughout the class, I will dispense professional tips and best practices that will enhance each topic. At the end of the class, you will have your own set of graded patterns and a tool box full of useful tools to establish your brand’s look!
How to Make Custom Linings: Draft and Sew Removable, Reversible Liners for your favorite Clothes
Give your favorite summer jacket a makeover, and make it 3 season appropriate! Add flair and warmth to your coat in this class! You will learn the creative steps to design and make a removable and reversible coat liner! This fun web seminar will take you through the steps in drafting a liner pattern from existing coats, fabric selection, appropriate loft material, and finishing designs.You are only steps away from creating the perfect addition to your wardrobe. We will start by going over basic details on jacket types, liner fabric selections, sewing techniques for thick material, patterns, key points in adding loft, and lastly, quickly finishing designs details. Throughout this web seminar, I will dispense professional tips and best practices that will enhance each topic. At the end of the class, you will have all the knowledge you need to create your own fun removable, and reversible liner! http://www.burdastyle.com/webinars/how-to-make-custom-linings-draft-and-sew-removable-reversible-liners-for-your-favorite-clothes
Making of a Perfect Cosplay Costume
Intrigued by Cosplay? Not sure how you go about developing your unique character? This class will walk you through the process – from conception to realizing the perfect costume for you! Anna will share valuable tips for patternmaking, embellishing and bringing our character to life. http://www.thesewingparty.com/making-of-a-perfect-cosplay-costume/