I was quite lucky to hear about Crafty’s All-You-Can watch day offer on the 4th. The only problem was that I had planned an Ikea trip beforehand and had convinced my DH to take me, so I couldn’t wriggle out of it. I’d rather order online for home delivery (I find it very tiring going to Ikea) but the £35 delivery charge changed my mind. So, I planned to watch some of the video on my way to and from the shop, but my phone conked out unfortunately.
After setting up and re-organising, I was too tired and decided to have an early night with the intention of waking up very early the next day. Instead I woke up at about 04:45 (UK time) which was 15 minutes to the deadline. I was disappointed but didn’t dwell too much on it, and started watching the shirt-making class by David Coffin. To my surprise however, they allowed the streaming to continue until about 08:00 UK time, and I almost finished the class; really generous of them.
It was difficult to decide on what to watch as I learnt about the offer very late but I settled for these 4 videos in the end. Two of them are shirt-related even though I have made a number of shirt as I have four boys to men at home, but I still have loads to learn. They are:
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
Introduction to Sheer Fabrics
with Sara Alm
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Shirtmaking
with Janet Pray
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets
with Janet Pray
Shirt-making Details: Beyond the Basics
with David Page Coffin
I couldn’t resist the offer of 75% discount on all classes that popped into my mailbox afterwards, so I bought these three classes for £14.12 each (advertised for $14.99 each). I only wish Crafty prices remain in $ as advertised instead of switching to £ when I add them to basket.
The first is Sewing with Fleece by Pattie Otto which I’ve already watched and like. I’ve learnt several techniques from it having never sewn fleece before. I can’t wait to try them out on the fleece garments I plan for my kids for autumn/winter.
The other two which I’ve not quite got round to watching are these.I’m really looking forward to the heirloom techniques, and can’t wait to incorporate some of them in my sewing.
Till next time.