This is an ongoing adventure for the crafty mama stealing moments here and there to bliss out at the sewing machine! This ecourse is designed for the advanced beginner sewer (as in you know how to thread your machine and make it go) seeking the short cuts and tricks to make your own seven piece foxy country bumpkin inspired wardrobe!
I will be teaching you the tricks I know on how to sew up quality pieces on a limited time. Because, you see, I have these things called rug rats that call for easy and quick sewing projects!
Through plenty of video and photos, I will walk you through the steps to build a fresh mix and match wardrobe that meets our need to live a sustainable, creative life while meeting our just as equally important need to look organically stylish and cute.
The projects include:
- Short + Long Bloomers: Perfect for bike rides to the beach and for just lounging around in. Pattern pieces provided are for the tap shorts version but we will go over how to lengthen to just below the knee. Bloomers cinch up with ribbon and elastic at hem so you can either wear them billowy or as culottes.
- Utility Smock: This is a piece that can carry you from gardening to garden party. Two puffy pockets safely stash your seed packets and foraging finds.
- Knit Top: This base layer will be sewed up using a stretch fabric – with or without a serger! This versatile tee has 3/4 length sleeves with a wide band hem.
- Knit Ruched Dress: You’ll feel like a mountain princess sporting this knee length dress which is a variation of the top pattern. The waist will be ruched (several lines of elastic stitching) for a flattering and comfortable fit.
- Lined hooded capelette: This versatile, lined hooded capelette (I like to whip mine up in wool lined in raw silk) to wear during forest foraging adventures. The cape lands just around the bust lined but can easily be extended to any length you wish. The hood bit is optional and fastens with a button at the neck.
- Two toned leggings: These two tone leggings will for sure act as your primary layering device for this and upcoming cooler seasons. I offer the option to make the bottom bit a different color for that Beyond Thunderdome effect. These puppies will serve you up nicely in either a knit cotton for balmy Indian Summer or try a wool knit blend for when we are forced to officially declare the season as Autumn and beyond.
Not to mention, these are easy, quick to whip up. And if you ever get stumped I got the K-Wow dream team to watch your back!
Karen LePage ~ Sew Blissful Sewing Support
Karen will be personally answering all of your sewing questions and tending to your emergencies. She has loads of experience designing sewing patterns and teaching sewing classes. She’s the ring master behind One Girl Circus and the author of Sewing for Boys.
Kat Csengo ~ Sew Blissful Technical Support
Kat is my right hand woman and left brained part of my body. She’ll be offering support in the technical realm and helps other entrepreneurs build ecourses such as this one (check out her site). She’s amazing!
Pattern pieces are sized small, medium and large which will accommodate the following measurements:
bust: 32 to 40 inches
waist: 24 to 34 inches
hips: 34 to 42 inches
Cost & Delivery
The course fee is $77 USD, which includes:
Pattern pieces that will be available for automatic download
Access to a password-protected page that hosts instructions via photos, written instructions and video tutorials.
Access to a private Facebook group to hold discussion, connect, plus share photos of your finished pieces.
Upon registration the link and password to the course will be emailed to you along with access to the pdf for the sewing projects.
Please contact Kat at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions. Can’t wait to sew along with you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this an ongoing class or is there a set time to be somewhere or deadline to finish?
This is an ongoing class meaning you can start the projects at any time and finish whenever is most convenient for you. Your access to the course material will be open forever and ever, so you can pick up your project whenever the sewing goddesses smile shiniest down to you.
How advanced beginner do I have to be?
Not too advanced. I just want to make it clear that I won’t be going over how to use a sewing machine. So if you have some background with playing around with your machine and constructing basic projects you should do just fine. Plus, you can always email Karen if you get super stuck with something!
How can I connect with other Sew Blissful Mamas?
There is a private Facebook group you are invited to join where you can post photos of your creations plus engage in conversation with other blissed out Mamas.
I don’t have a serger. Can I still tackle these projects?
Yes! I will be going over ways to sew a garment with a professional finish; and efficiently work with knit (stretch) fabrics sans serger.
Why should I sign up?
Well, there is probably nothing more satisfying than sporting a piece of clothing that you created from scratch in the perfect color and ideal fabric. Well, maybe getting a compliment on that piece might be a tinch more satisfying.
On top of that honing a life skill such as making you’re own clothes is one more step toward self-sufficiency which is a liberating and exciting notion and maybe even a political statement. Not to mention signing up will give you that extra oomph needed to back away from those cute kid sewing projects and make something for mama already!
What if I change my mind? Do you offer refunds?
What you see here is what you’ll get ~ plus all the support you need to make your dream project happen. If anything, there will be pleasant surprises only! Due to this and the nature of the delivery of the patterns, I won’t be offering any refunds for this program.
Testimonials From Past Sew Blissful Mamas
I really enjoyed this ecourse! I loved all of the projects… I honestly don’t know what was my favorite… maybe the knit shirt or smock but I loved the bloomers too. Thanks for all the helpful videos, I learned so much! Thanks and sign me up for fall!
This ecourse was absolutely amazing. To be encouraged, taught and empowered to create cute and practical clothes was great. Kathy is an amazing, knowledgeable, and fun teacher. Can’t wait for the next one! Thank you Kathy.
It was also wonderful to work from my home when my children were tucked in their beds at night. The patterns were easy to follow and the clothes turned out so cute! All outfits I love to wear and I am looking forward to making more in other colors. I am more visual and pictures and videos work much better for me than reading a confusing pattern. Fantastic, fun and entertaining!! Kathy made me laugh and not take sewing so seriously, love the wabi-sabi concept!! I need more of that in my life!!
I loved the projects! It felt so special to make something for me, to be able to make that a priority because of the class. I learned so much about using my machine and how to add special details to make my outfits unique. Thank you so much!
Thanks so much for the class! It was very inspiring, and I’m almost done with this week’s project… a little shirt for the three year old. Next week’s challenge is three year old jeans! And then, of course, back to mama and one of the variations above… So thank you for the great projects and the overall inspiration to just sew!
Kathy, I learned so much in this ecourse. Not just sewing but the idea of pacing a project and being ok if it’s not perfect. Also I loved learning new techniques with your help and on my own from your jumping off points. I have a new revitalized passion for sewing! Thank you!
Oh Kathy you are the blessing. Thank you so much, I hadn’t sewn in so long, you gave me something once again to get excited about too. Thank you as well for your further suggestions for the projects, will do!