I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday and gearing up for Christmas this Saturday. I’m in Florida enjoying the heat and time with my family. I am popping in today to tell you about a cool affordable online dressmaking apprenticeship that is being launched by a fellow Philadelphia and Drexel University professor. Sally Seligman is the woman behind Dressmaker’s Studio, and her team reached out to me last week to get the word out about her Kickstarter campaign, which only has a few weeks left to make it happen!
Dressmaker’s Studio is an online apprenticeship in the lost art of dressmaking. Unlike other courses, it doesn’t just teach one or two techniques, but is comprehensive and organized in the traditional manner of an apprenticeship. Students will learn to pattern, fit, and cut and sew to couture standards using custom slopes, not commercial patterns. All videos will be hosted on Vimeo for a low, monthly subscription of $15, with substantial discounts for six month and one year apprenticeships. Once the initial series is complete, Dressmaker’s Studio will explore speciality garments such as gowns, classic shirts, vintage style, lingerie, jeans, active wear and more.
It is Sally’s goal to be the most extensive online dressmaking course, but like any dream, it requires funding. So, while you’re wrapping your presents and baking your cookies, take a moment to check out their Kickstarter campaign. If it interests you, or if you want to sign up, show your support so that Sally can bring this one-of-a-kind class to home sewists everywhere.