Private Lessons are available to sewing and clothing enthusiasts who are committed to growing their skill set and want personalized instruction in their unique areas of interest while building their confidence and ability at a faster, more individualized pace. With private lessons, you get to set your own pace and schedule, and I will consult with you to help create plan or set of lessons focused on what you want to learn. Scroll below to learn more about the types of lessons I do, and see the types of topics other sewists have tackled in their lessons.
Advanced One on One Online Mentoring
Advanced One on One Online Mentoring
Do you want personalized mentoring in fashion design to help you grow your wardrobe sewing practice, or receive customized advice and approaches to your creative practice?
These advanced mentoring sessions are designed for those of you who have an established creative sewing or design practice, but would like to learn methods and approaches to develop your unique perspective and practice of design. These lessons are perfect for:
- Students who are developing a handmade wardrobe, but would like the clothes you are sewing to be designed for your body, lifestyle, and personality. I will walk you through the steps towards creating intentionality in your sewn garments, relying on conceptual design methods to help you identify your own language with the sewing pattern, color, and the cloth.
- Students who want to learn how to convey their own design within a sewing pattern. Using the Pattern Hacking method, we will walk through the process of changing the pattern so that it reflects your own design.
- Students who are stuck in their practice and would like help working with the fit of a specific pattern, approaches to patterns and their alterations, or need help choosing what types of patterns would be best suited for them.
- Students who are designing a closet or a collection and would like guidance in production, design, and cohesion, so that what you design is meaningful to the story you want to convey, and that the clothes you make are compelling and unique to you.
In these sessions I share with you processes I use in my own artistic fashion practice, as well as the steps and questions I walk my students through in person. When you register, you will be asked to submit homework, writing, or sketches, prior to your lesson for me to personally review and expand upon during our lesson. If I feel one of my online fashion design workshops is suitable and is a prerequisite to your learning, I will advise that you register and watch the lesson prior to our session together.
Each lesson is one hour, and we will use Skype to work together. Included in the price of this lesson is the time I need to review your work, create plans, and prepare what's needed for your lesson and the questions you are asking.
Upon registration, you will be sent a link to my calendar so that we can schedule our time together.
4 great ideas for private lessons
If you are unhappy with the way patterns fit, which, honestly I haven’t met someone who ever sewed a pattern perfectly right out of the envelope, and want to learn how to make your own, private lessons are the best way to address your particular ideas and questions. I can teach you how to draft the basic blocks, create style lines an custom design, and how to use your blocks to create custom patterns. Pattern making is a skill set that is acquired with time and effort and practice, so expect an investment of time and self study, but the results make your investment so worthwhile.
Are you interested in the fashion industry, and want to learn how to make clothing and draft patterns, but don’t necessarily want to go to college full time? Private lessons are a great alternative to full time or part time schooling, and can give you the opportunity to explore design and conceptual concepts to clothing on a flexible schedule. You get to learn at your pace, and I can design lessons based on your pace and core concepts that you want to learn. This is also a great idea for clothing entrepreneurs who need the extra support and skills to apply their ideas to actual, wearable designs.
Have you considered making a wardrobe for yourself that’s all your own and made by your own hand? You'll learn how to customize the colors, cloth, and create clothing that suits your individual needs. You will have pieces that you wear again and again, and patterns to make in a different fabric or color. Together, we can identify core patterns and looks that you love, and make a plan for you to create them. From there, fabric choice and construction is taught, and you will learn how to make your favorite pieces on your own while learning concepts of fashion design and how they apply to your lifestyle.
Got special pieces that you have been dying to sew, but have no idea where to begin? This option is great for sewists who want to learn how to make their garments and really learn a professional sewing process. And it also works for wardrobe builders who want to tackle ready to wear staples that might be intimidating to start all on your own.