Craftsy Class Review: Patternmaking for Knits- Essential Slopers
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This is the review of the Craftsy Class: Patternmaking for Knits: Essential Slopers.
If you are new at Craftsy, you will find that they have hundreds of classes about sewing, quilting and other areas.
I have loved its platform for its easiness, and practicality; it helps me to learn more and stay connected to a growing community of sewists.
I decided to take this class during October madness (a,k.a full access to the classes for 9.99) and I found it very interesting.
There are great ideas on how to make a knit sloper, how to adapt it and create different designs (from raglan sleeves to a princess seams dress.)
The instructor made it look so simple, and easy to make on your own.
However, I struggled to recognize the target audience for this class.
Pattern-making has become a very popular area in the sewing world and it seems that it has also been overly simplified.
For me, sewing came before pattern making. I can’t imagine trying to start on drafting a pattern without a full knowledge of the sewing techniques needed in the process of making my dream garment.
However, the approach of the class is, somehow, different.
It assumes you are new at sewing. It has this strange feeling of not been targeted to the right audience.
I keep asking myself: ”who will take this class?” someone who has never drafted a basic sloper before or someone who just wants to make her own pair of leggings?
Either way, you need to know more about sewing techniques that what this class assumes you to have.
Other than that, her tricks and techniques were very useful. There were a few moments that makes me feel inspired.
I loved how she made the raglan sleeve out of the basic sloper. I have read and watch a few tutorials about it before, but her style is super simple…and smart.
She is very easy to follow and easy to learn from. Very engaging personality with a great pace throughout the lessons.
SO, here is the list of lessons you will get with the purchase of this class:
I would love to know your opinions.
Have you taken the class?
Did you find it useful?