You may remember that one of my goals for this year was to learn to create PDF patterns... I'm happy to report that I'm well on my way to completing it!
standard measurement chart from Lauren Dahl. I started following her blog, and soon after was invited to preview the amazingly comprehensive class she was developing, "Creating PDF Patterns: From Sketch to Sale"
I'm only 26% through the course, and here's what I think... this course is amazing!
Besides videos on the actual digitizing process, Lauren has helpful tips, printable cheat sheets, information on using Illustrator and InDesign, checklists, and lessons on subjects like pricing, pattern testing, yardage calculations, and cutting diagrams. There is even a bonus lesson on getting your patterns commercially printed! I'm really impressed by how much is included in it.
This course is also laid out really well.... you can click to complete a lesson so it's easy to see what you've already finished, but you can go back to any lesson at any time and do it again.
I'm ridiculously excited to learn everything this course has to teach, and to put it in use! I'm working on a pattern that I'm hoping to turn into a PDF by this summer, and have many, many more ideas in waiting. =)
If I hadn't been lucky enough to preview this course, you had better believe I would be buying it! And it is really a great deal too... for a class like this, $149 is almost giving it away. AND, if you buy it from now until Sunday, March 23 at 11:59PM MST, you can get $10 off! Just use the code launchparty10 at the checkout.
I'm a Pattern Workshop affiliate, so if you buy through my link, here, or by clicking on either of the banners, I'll earn a commission. If you aren't interested in increasing my fabric supply, you can use this non-affiliate link: Pattern Workshop.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know how excited I am about this, and share it with those of you also interested in patternmaking. And to anyone who is more interested in just buying the patterns.... soon! =)
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