March 24, 2015

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Couture Sewing Academy Launch Contest

[The contest is over and the winner has been notified]

Hi everyone,

We are working hard on the content for our latest class - The Couture Sewing Academy! It goes "live" on April 1st, (no joke). So to help launch it with some fun and enthusiasm we thought we'd do a comment contest. 

Here's What You Do: Just leave a comment as a response to this post and answer the question, "I want to learn couture techniques so I can _______________". 

The Prize: We will pick one commenter and they'll get the course for free! 

Details & Rules: Contest ends Monday March 30th, 2015 at 12:00 AM (Pacific). Official Rules: No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, contest is open to all states and countries where it is legally permitted.

If you haven't seen our promo video for The Couture Sewing Academy - check it out. We'd love to have you join in the program.

 


100 Comments

Julie F
Julie F

March 30, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can take the garments I make to the next level. A self taught seamstress, I always want to do my best when creating clothing. I would love to learn new techniques from someone with couture experience and use them to make some beautiful garments!

Bukofamily
Bukofamily

March 30, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make fancier outfits.

Peggy A
Peggy A

March 30, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can learn how to bring a professional level of quality to the doll clothes and other items I make. I think this course would be a good addition to the skills I learned in the Design Academy a few years ago. It looks like it would be a good challenge. I am ready to work!

Donna MC
Donna MC

March 30, 2015

I want to learn to apply couture techniques to improve my doll creations. Thank you for this opportunity to win a spot.

Margaret Alary
Margaret Alary

March 30, 2015

Hello
I would like to learn couture techniques so I can take my love of sewing doll clothes to the next level. Every outfit could have something special or unexpected.

Camilla
Camilla

March 30, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can maybe one day I can launch my own Esty store and do giveaways.

Pamela
Pamela

March 30, 2015

Would love to learn coutore sewing so as to further my skills at sewing and make clothesvto sell.

Janice
Janice

March 29, 2015

I would love to take this class so I can pass down what I learn to my step daughter, Katie. She has been designing and asking me to remake her clothes since about 3 years old. She loves beautiful fashionable clothes and has a knack for fashion with lots of lace, sparkle and glamour. This summer I am going to let her have my old sewing machine and teach her how to use it and turn her loose making clothing for her dolls. Also I need to learn the techniques to make beautiful fashionable doll clothing.

Kathy
Kathy

March 29, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques so I can advance the sewing skills that I do have. So many times we are unable to choose the challenges that we face in life, but this is one challenge that would be exciting, interesting, rewarding and a choice! Who could ask for anything more?

Kathy
Gay
Gay

March 29, 2015

I would like to improve my sewing skills and learn how to make high quality doll clothes

Ashley Steffen
Ashley Steffen

March 29, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can design and sew high quality fashionable custom made doll clothes which will help establish me in the doll couture industry. My vision for myself and my business, “Ashley’s Little Wardrobe” is to offer high quality durable, playable and collectible fashions for dolls. I look back on my life and wished I had realized that my passion is in the clothing design industry. This class is just one more step in establishing myself as “the real deal” and not just someone that sews. Thank you, and I look forward to the class.

Jennifer G
Jennifer G

March 29, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can sew one of a kind designs. Thanks!

Cheryl
Cheryl

March 29, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can be proud of my garments – the inside as well as the outside!”.

Hope Francis
Hope Francis

March 29, 2015

I think the Couture Class will be “the icing on the cake” after having completed the Design and Pattern Academy classes

Laura T.
Laura T.

March 28, 2015

I would like to learn couture sewing techniques to broaden my skills and make my sewing projects look more professional. My goal is to start selling doll clothes soon, but also to teach my daughter.

Caroline
Caroline

March 28, 2015

What a wonderful opportunity it will be for a passionate seamstress to learn precision techniques!
I’d love to be the lucky winner.

Cathy
Cathy

March 28, 2015

I LOVED taking the Design Academy, and since have started collecting 18" dolls at our local Goodwill. I am restoring them for our Shriners Hospital that has children come from all over the World (as burn victims). My plan is to outfit all the dolls with clothing for them to take back home. I would like my skills to improve so that the clothing will last through vigorous play. Thank you for offering ALL the classes you do. Blessings, Cathy F.

Denise
Denise

March 28, 2015

My mother was an excellent seamstress. She designed and sewed much of our clothing as children and made all of my lavishly beaded figure skating costumes. I only recently discovered PixieFaire and have become enthralled with the challenge of making beautiful doll clothing! It made me realize how much I had “absorbed” from her about sewing technique. Now I would like to learn more about couture sewing to create unique, sophisticated and inspiring doll clothing. Then I can do what my mother did for me: excite in my granddaughters the passion to learn to sew (or knit or crochet), not only for their dolls, but eventually for their children and grandchildren. Perhaps, with the aid of this course, I can pass on my mother’s legacy to future generations.

Amy Gracyalny
Amy Gracyalny

March 27, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can have my projects look more professional in the hopes of one day actually having my own little business. Sewing is my passion.

Joyce
Joyce

March 27, 2015

I have enjoyed sewing for nearly 60 years.
So many things have changed i.e. equipment, ideas and techniques.
So glad I found your website – what a help.
Would love to have your couture sewing course.
“you’re never too old to learn more” and have fun.

Shellie in Temecula, CA
Shellie in Temecula, CA

March 27, 2015

Challenge and express myself creatively, but most importantly, bless girls with my gifts and hopefully spark their interest in learning to sew.

Loretta
Loretta

March 27, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can learn new techniques in sewing 18 inch doll clothes and accessories for my daughter’s collection.

Geraldine
Geraldine

March 27, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques so I can improve the quality of the doll clothes I make for my granddaughter and my great granddaughter. It is a wonderful pastime for my retirement.

Josie Beaulieu
Josie Beaulieu

March 27, 2015

I love to sew doll clothes and this course would be a thrill to take.

Donna Passmore,  (sweetscraps)
Donna Passmore, (sweetscraps)

March 27, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my sewing skills. Would love to have more confidence and maybe actually start a business.

kim
kim

March 27, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my sewing skills so my attempts at sewing look more professional”

Carol Mitchell
Carol Mitchell

March 27, 2015

I would like to learn couture sewing so I can add the details to my sewing that it lacking! I have sewen for over 50 years and think this is just what I need to move to the next level of our craft.

Shirley
Shirley

March 27, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve the dolls clothes I make that help support Lydia’s Tailoring Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Danah
Danah

March 27, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make haute outfits!

Tricia
Tricia

March 27, 2015

I would like to learn couture techniques so that I can sew things with my daughter. I love to learn new things and enjoy doing them with her.

Beth DiPippo (Made Magical)
Beth DiPippo (Made Magical)

March 27, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my techniques, learn new techniques, and to feel confident in my ability. This will take my business to the next level. Thanks for all you offer!

Crystal
Crystal

March 27, 2015

I would be thrilled to learn the techniques so I have share my knowledge with my daughters who are 8 and 9 (aspiring to be designers of doll clothes). This would benefit our family in many ways – home business, 4-H projects, homeschool, and more.

Pam
Pam

March 27, 2015

I want to challenge myself with these beautiful clothes!!!!

Lorraine
Lorraine

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that I can make every outfit look more professional and beautiful! I am an experienced sewer but I know that there are always new ideas and things to learn no matter how experienced one is! One is never too old to learn new things and this would make my sewing more enjoyable than even I could imagine!

Liz Thomas
Liz Thomas

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can sew professionally finished doll garments which will be auctioned off in charity and children’s events fundraisers, and I know my own 3 daughters are my hardest to please critics. I am admittedly hit or miss at baking (so no one asks me to send in cupcakes!) but I could certainly improve my acceptable sewing skills to produce higher quality finished garments that would rock those raffle ticket baskets!

Marcia
Marcia

March 26, 2015

I have been sewing for almost 60 years. I am in need of inspiration. Perhaps this online sewing course is what I need to get me to the ‘next level’.

Jane
Jane

March 26, 2015

I would love to win a spot in the Couture Sewing Academy so that I can spark interest in my hand sewing once again. Unique, quality items are rare. I want to leave heirlooms for my grandchildren!

Janie
Janie

March 26, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my sewing. I’ve been sewing for decades, but I’d love to take it to the next level and perhaps support myself in my old age. I love the 18” dolls!

Mary Beth
Mary Beth

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques because it sounds like fun and I desperately need to update my skills from my decades old tailoring background.

Bobbie
Bobbie

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques because I love beautifully finished sewing.

Donna
Donna

March 26, 2015

I am a self taught sewer who has been sewing like most of our long time sewers and we are very blessed to have this wonderful talent and we continually strive to be the best we can be. As stated we hope to achieve “quality, perfection and excellence.” Thank you for providing the means that we can stop taking baby steps.

sarah
sarah

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing for dolls for make beautiful cloth that girls will love to have for play.

Kena
Kena

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can learn to sew like the pros do and feel good about what I sew knowing I’m learning from the best top teachers. I will be pleased knowing everyone will be happy to receive my creations.

Marguerite
Marguerite

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques to make beautiful and expertly crafted clothing items – especially on a small scale! I love clothes that have the inside finished just a beautifully as the outside.

Gail Reyne
Gail Reyne

March 26, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve myself. I’ve been almost a self-taught seamstress. My mom, a neighbor and 4-H helped but I know there is more to learn and as I tell my grade school students You can always learn.

Robyn
Robyn

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that I can make beautiful clothes for my granddaughters and their dolls.

Lisa Temple
Lisa Temple

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make some little girls as happy as my grandmother made me with the wonderful doll clothes she would give me each Christmas with a new doll.

Carole Melton
Carole Melton

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can sew professional looking doll clothes.

Sue Normann
Sue Normann

March 26, 2015

Sewing with style. Sewing with polish. That’s what I expect to learn from the Couture Sewing Academy.

Carol
Carol

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that I can capture the the enjoyment, creativity, and passion of sewing a garment with the care and confidence of an expert.

Lynne Marie Pisano
Lynne Marie Pisano

March 26, 2015

So that I can dress our American Girl Dolls (and my daughter LOL) in style!

Tamara L.
Tamara L.

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make legacy pieces that last as long as the doll clothes my mother made for me 50+ years ago. I still treasure them, and would love to pass along a similar gift. Thanks!

maggie klein
maggie klein

March 26, 2015

I would love to attend the couture clothing classes to greatly enhance my sewing skills.I have been sewing since I was a little girl, and am a self-taught seamstress.I would love to take my skills up a notch! Thanks for the opportunity!

Char
Char

March 26, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques to expand my sewing skills.

Cathy H
Cathy H

March 26, 2015

I would like my doll to walk the red carpet.

Jenica
Jenica

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques to improve my business, and doing what I love. Doll clothing is an amazing art form and the little girls I work with love bringing their dolls to life with each outfit they receive. This course could really make some of my ideas magical.

Suzanne
Suzanne

March 25, 2015

I would like to learn couture sewing so I can make clothes that don’t look stupid

Pam
Pam

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques so I can make not just garments, but works of fabric art.

Donna
Donna

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can learn more about sewing because you’re never too old to learn something new and I’m turning older tomorrow!

Pat
Pat

March 25, 2015

I love your patterns and "I want to learn couture techniques so I can learn how to adjust the patterns I buy to fit my chubbier American Girl dolls. I purchased Felicity, Molly and Kirsten about 22 years ago for my girls when they were young and now my granddaughters have inherited the dolls and their wardrobes need updating.

Carol
Carol

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that my finished projects looks ready for the runway in Paris!

Kris Valle
Kris Valle

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can learn a new skill I have not tried yet.

dorrie
dorrie

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make attractive and unique doll clothes to donate to our church craft & bake sale.

Dee
Dee

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can learn new techniques.

Barbara M.
Barbara M.

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can take my sewing skills to a higher level. I am an advanced beginner/intermediate sewer. I haven’t had any formal training and would love a class that will help me get past some of my road blocks and challenge myself. I am a disabled veteran who occupies her time with sewing as a form of therapy.

Monya
Monya

March 25, 2015

I would love to learn new techniques for my sewing business!!

Maryann hornbeak
Maryann hornbeak

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so my doll clothes will be better made then my very own clothes….if I could manage to get ready to wear clothes to fit me well, now sweet would that be.

Barb
Barb

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques as a learning adventure to take my designing to the next step of excellence.

Melissa
Melissa

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can become a better seamstress. I love learning new things and new ways of doing old things!

Jane W
Jane W

March 25, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can update my skills that I teach to others. I am so impressed with Melinda’s fine work!!!

Bea
Bea

March 25, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my sewing and construction skills, learn new techniques so I can design one of a kind outfits for my granddaughter and her friends and their dolls. Well made clothes will last many tea parties and walks in the park. I’d love learning from the best!

Bonnie Grace
Bonnie Grace

March 25, 2015

I have two great granddaughter s who just learned that great grandma can sewing. I would love to take the class so the doll clothes I make them has a professional look to them

Doreen
Doreen

March 25, 2015

Would love to learn the techniques to make my designs wonderful!

Linda
Linda

March 25, 2015

I would love to make my sewing drop dead great.

Nancy
Nancy

March 25, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can impress even the most finicky of the fashion world”.

Jess
Jess

March 25, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can help others with their sewing and also design my own patterns someday”

Jackie G.
Jackie G.

March 25, 2015

I would like to learn the art of couture sewing to help me make professional looking doll clothes for a reasonable price. To up my quality of service.

Trisha Campbell
Trisha Campbell

March 25, 2015

As I travel into a new phase in my life, my hope is to build a sewing business so I will be able to support myself. I am someone who sews, but I am looking to learn new things to help me on my way. This class would be a great addition.

Jan
Jan

March 25, 2015

I would like to learn couture so that my sewing techniques can go to the next level and I can become more of a professional sewer while learner new things.

Victoria
Victoria

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques, so I can make replicas of the dresses I see a lot in fashion shows. I also want to learn so I can learn how to, with the help of the design academy which I have and love, make a dress closer to the actual drawing and design and make my own dresses

Lauren
Lauren

March 25, 2015

I would love to learn the couture techniques so that I can create increasingly accurate clothing pieces for my dolls from my favorite books, shows, and movies.

Laura Ciampa
Laura Ciampa

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve the sewing skills I enjoy so much. I have made doll clothes since childhood and still use those methods ! Time to learn a better way! Thank you.

Kathi
Kathi

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture so I will further my knowledge of designing doll clothes. Besides its so much fun!

Crystal
Crystal

March 25, 2015

I want my sewing to go to the next level. I have always sewn so that my sewing doesn’t have the homemade look. I would like to do it the professional way. Thank you for offering this. I make doll clothes that people are amazed at. Almost all of them come from your patterns. Everything is so in style. Little girls want their dolls in style too.

Cindi
Cindi

March 25, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can _______________”.

I want to learn so my creations look more professional and perhaps easier to sew.I love learning new techniques.

Dot
Dot

March 25, 2015

I like to sew, sew, sew. And I like to win, win, win : )
Just saying – the two “seam” to go together!!!!!!!!!

Cecelia
Cecelia

March 25, 2015

I would love to learn couture sewing techniques for the fun of learning something new and different.It would also be nice to show my granddaughter and my friend.

Christine J Smith
Christine J Smith

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques from the EXPERTS! All the classes offered by LJC Team are over-the-top with information and inspiration; I expect fantastic things from this new class.

Maryann
Maryann

March 25, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques because flat-felled, welt, lapped and French are apparently not types of breads, dogs or puddings. Also, my hems are not blind- they look as if I was blind when I sewed them!"

Maureen E. White
Maureen E. White

March 25, 2015

I think doll clothes existing today to be tweeked to a higher level….It is those little details that make an outfit a designer original…..So many people who can sew don’t know…. This program will bring out the true talent that has yet to unfold…..Also give confidence to the doubtful…..Can’t wait to see the program….Your patterns are top notch and UNDERSTANDABLE in the doll world of today……

Robin H
Robin H

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that I can incorporate them naturally into sewing with my granddaughter. My mom taught me some great techniques for quality sewing and I want to learn more and carry on the tradition. My granddaughter is eight and we are just getting started. Loving every minute of it!

Margarita Gajicki
Margarita Gajicki

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so my dolls can be dressed to the nines.

Vivienne
Vivienne

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so my designs and clothing can stand out, by looking well-made and well-fitting. I want my clothes to look more similar to full-size versions. I would love to be able to utilize your class to help me in my sewing. Thank you so much for generously offering your class for free!
Vivienne

Nancyb
Nancyb

March 25, 2015

I would like to learn couture techniques so that I can improve my sewing skills and make some outfits that look great.

Marlene
Marlene

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques to create “new looks”. The kind that makes the eye relook in in awe. Love fashion!

Somarie
Somarie

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can actually create something worth purchasing, and to work towards my goal – save enough money to buy my dream doll. I hope learning will aid me in sewing outfits that will be eyecatching enoughfor others to actually consider buying them at a small price.

Beverly Willman
Beverly Willman

March 25, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques to become a better sewer. I can sew easy patterns, but would love to learn more in order to sew on a higher level. My goal in all this is to sew clothes and acquire dolls to give to some young refugee girls for Christmas this year.

Mary Jane
Mary Jane

March 25, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can make all kinds of doll clothes for my granddaughters american girls. I have been collecting different patterns from everywhere and have some idea about what I would like to do. I think this will give me a boost and incentive to step out of the box.

Pam Rogers
Pam Rogers

March 25, 2015

So I can improve my skills and open up a shop for children with Down syndrome and their dolls. It’s next to impossible to buy ready- made for our DS kids without altering a lot, and I would love to be able to supply with group with clothes(stylish) With matching doll clothes. Thank you!

Gail Orr
Gail Orr

March 25, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can take my doll and human clothes to the next level. I have been sewing for over 45 years but have never needed to go to that level even though I sew professionally. It’s time I moved left the box.

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