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

Rose
Rose

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can learn more about sewing clothing, for AG dolls & myself, really.
I’d like to maybe sell some AG doll clothes, but even if I dont, I really enjoy creating clothes for them! :)

Liz
Liz

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my skills, gain confidence and share the knowledge and skills with the girls in the community that I teach how to sew.

Dee Burr
Dee Burr

March 24, 2015

I love Project Runway and you guessed it the Couture changle is my favorite. I would love to know what the special hand sewing techniques. I would love to learn to make fancy dresses for the dolls I give away at Christmas.

Brenda
Brenda

March 24, 2015

so I can sew like a pro I make doll clothes and take to children whom need them like at hospital or when someone calls me for a child in need. I just wouldn’t know how to act if I won!!!!!

Sue
Sue

March 24, 2015

I would like to learn couture sewing techniques because I have been sewing for quite some
time but if the pattern has that word ‘couture’ in it I feel too intimidated to try it, couture usually means the pattern is difficult or the instructions are lacking.

Michele
Michele

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques so I can give my creations a very professional look

Amy O
Amy O

March 24, 2015

I want to impress my daughter. :) She is only 6 but loves couture styles. I want to wow her one of these days with a doll outfit that takes her breath away.

Linda
Linda

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can take my clothing line to the next level of craftsmanship so they will have a couture look.

Georgia
Georgia

March 24, 2015

I want to learn how to make my designs into creations to be worn.?

Willow
Willow

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make beautiful doll clothes for my friends (and my own dolls!). Sewing should be shared – and that’s just what I intend to do!

Debbie
Debbie

March 24, 2015

I want to refine my sewing do my clients get the best quality possible. I have been sewing for 40 years and have won ribbons. But that mean there aren’t new thing to learn.

Karen
Karen

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that I can take my sewing to the next level. I try very hard to turn out a clean and nicely finished product.

Elisabeth Barrett
Elisabeth Barrett

March 24, 2015

you’ve taught us how to design and make our own patterns. This is the final step to make our wonderful ideas come to life.

Judy
Judy

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my sewing skills at the ripe old age of 71. I am having so much fun with doll clothes and pixie Faire. Got my dress form already for my first project. Just need some better sewing techniques.

Debra B
Debra B

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make high quality clothing for my 18" clients and their owners. I think the better the detailing and quality of the outfit, the happier the customer!

Eveline
Eveline

March 24, 2015

I would like to learn couture techniques so I can improve my sewing skills, the clothes would look more realistic, like real clothes, I love sewing clothes but have a lot of trouble when it comes to setting my sleeves, the neck edge etc. I love sewing so much.

Stacy
Stacy

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques because I think I might enjoy sewing more if I was confident that the end result looked good.

Linda Koenig
Linda Koenig

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing technique because it will help take me to a higher level and I will learn another great skill

Bonnie R
Bonnie R

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make more impressive, professional looking clothes which I donate to our local Christian Services each Christmas time along with a new doll.

eutre
eutre

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques so everyone will wonder where my niece and her doll got their FABULOUS matching outfits :)

Patty
Patty

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so maybe I can like hand sewing more. (I doubt this will win the contest, but normally I try to find a way to sew with a machine, and only do hand sewing when I absolutely have to because it’s stressful to me! LOL)

Virginia
Virginia

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can create professional looking clothing.

Debbie
Debbie

March 24, 2015

I want to learn as many sewing techniques as possible so I can teach my daughter how to sew beautiful clothes for her dolls and one day she can teach her own children.

Natalina
Natalina

March 24, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my sewing skills and make beautiful doll couture. I want my dolls to have the very best in fashions I can create for them and these skills can make that happen.

Martha
Martha

March 24, 2015

….so I can sew quality for needy girls who otherwise won’t have such nice things.

Judy Hayes
Judy Hayes

March 24, 2015

I love to make one of a kind outfits! I think the couture technique class will give me inspiration and skills to make unique doll clothes, to push my creations to a new level. Thanks for a chance to win!

Billie Corbin
Billie Corbin

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques because I love to learn new & different
design & sewing skills.

Debra
Debra

March 24, 2015

I would love to learn couture sewing techniques so that I can make my own quality well fitted clothing.Clothing from the stores never fit well and always need to be altered, so being able to make my own would be great. I would also love to be able to make unique clothing for my granddaughters and their dolls.

Patty Hoffman
Patty Hoffman

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can draft my own patterns for “uniquely mine” design that I can market to provide income to care for my elderly loved ones (ideally at home!)

Marian
Marian

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that I can continue to improve my skills. I have always used a few of those techniques I learned in college. I would love to increase my knowledge so that I can continue to produce garments of the highest quality possible. I plan to pass on all of my experiences to my granddaughter, who we gave a sewing machine for Christmas. She has always been so mesmerized by my machines. Being able to teach her quality techiques from the beginning would be a true blessing.

Ruth
Ruth

March 24, 2015

oops, hit the wrong button. I want to learn couture techniques so that I can create clothing that looks professionally finished, even the clothing for dolls.

Jolene Weber
Jolene Weber

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques because sewing doll clothes is one of the big memories and legacy I want to leave my daughter and nieces.

Vanessa
Vanessa

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can continue to advance in creating original doll fashions.The design academy was a great course and this will be a new challenge to master.

Ruth
Ruth

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that I can

Annette v
Annette v

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that I can design and sell better clothing for dolls and girls.

Skippysmom
Skippysmom

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my everyday sewing and raise it up a level. I want to be able to create more than just the vanilla tops, bottoms, and dresses. I have already learned so much from your patterns and can’t wait to see what’s next. You make sewing so exciting.

GailV
GailV

March 24, 2015

I’d like to learn couture techniques so I can learn new skills. I like all types of sewing, including sewing my own clothes, sewing theater costumes, and now sewing doll clothes. My daughter is urging me to learn to make tutus. It’s amazing how many techniques can sort of “cross-pollinate” widely varied areas of the sewing world.

Linda Peterson
Linda Peterson

March 24, 2015

I want to spark up my sewing techniques to sew for my grandaughter and my dolls. I am also thinking it would help me with alterations that people beg me to do. I don’t feel I have enough training with the finer silks and slippery fabrics. I spent 3 days in tears trying to hem a very cheaply made wedding dress for my soon to be sister in law that was 3 layers with a mermaid bottom. I swore I would never say yes again! On the brighter side when I took it to the cleaners the woman couldn’t believe I hemmed it.I just started making doll clothes again with your patterns and I have to say they are AWESOME! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn more.

Karen L
Karen L

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques so I can raise the level of the doll clothing I make and sell. I want to have unique and interesting items – not the usual stuff that everyone else makes.

Lori Conn
Lori Conn

March 24, 2015

I would love to learn couture techniques to be able to improve my sewing and add extra “wow” to my finished products. I have been sewing for over 40 years and am just starting to build a home-based sewing business. Couture techniques would help to accomplish this goal.

Brenda
Brenda

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make beautiful doll clothes. It would help me be a better sewer of everything.

Leslie Travis
Leslie Travis

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques because, as a self-taught sewer who learned to sew decades ago by reading the instructions that came with dress patterns, I know that it’s all in the details. And, the details transfer to different kinds of sewing: quilting, doll clothes, dog toys, sailboat canvas work, dresses, potholders……

Leslie Travis
Leslie Travis

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques because, as a self-taught sewer who learned to sew decades ago by reading the instructions that came with dress patterns, I know that it’s all in the details. And, the details transfer to different kinds of sewing: quilting, doll clothes, dog toys, sailboat canvas work, dresses, potholders……

kathy
kathy

March 24, 2015

Wow…an opportunity to learn from the experts! I love doll clothes sewing but I also for big people as well. I hope your techniques would apply to all my sewing. “I want to learn couture techniques so I can learn how to create will all kinds of fancy fabrics.”

Carla
Carla

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques so I can do my absolute best at sewing doll clothes. To really step it up and get the quality work I desire to do would be amazing !

Alexandra Wise
Alexandra Wise

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make beter quality clothes for my daughter and my dolls.

Jennifer tobler
Jennifer tobler

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can not only learn this technique to make the doll clothes floating around in my head, but incorporate those geniuses into clothes for you youngest two daughters who love steampunk and Victorian fashion.

If I could finally learn how to create the high fashion/couture design I see when I look at amazing fabric, I’ll finally have the courage to open a second store to sell doll clothes.

Connie
Connie

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques to fed my creative ingenuity, I am passionate about learning new techniques for pattern making in a smaller scale for dolls. I am ecstatic that you made more classes available. ?

LaNan
LaNan

March 24, 2015

Id like to learn more about couture techniques and perhaps broaden my knowledge beyond dolls to children and adult clothing!

Kathleen
Kathleen

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can design, create, sew and build a business selling my designs that will create an ongoing foundation that can be handed down to my next generation.

alicia cross
alicia cross

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can sew more trendy clothes for my 5 year old daughter.

In the Hammock
In the Hammock

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques because I want to make my dream doll outfits and dresses a reality. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Joyce Delfino
Joyce Delfino

March 24, 2015

I really want to attend the city re sewing class. It’s so important to me to do things right. My grandson loves to sew and I want to help him get off to the right start and I can do it better by attending this class.Thank you for the opportunity.

Emily Spenst
Emily Spenst

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques to advance my skill, but also to be better able to teach and help others to improve their designs!!

Donna
Donna

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture technique because…I want to improve my skills. I want to do better. Sometimes I am not quite happy with my finished dresses and I want more.

Jane H.
Jane H.

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so one of my grand daughters will say “Grandma, this outfit is better than the ones you buy in the AG store, I love it.”

sigh….

Susan
Susan

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques because this is the next step in my sewing experience. I have long been interested in learning couture techniques in order to make finely finished, beautiful garments for dolls, my grandchidren, and myself.

Jan Ball
Jan Ball

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques to create unique ensembles of beauty and quality for my great niece to pass down to her children when she is grown.

Mary Ann Davis
Mary Ann Davis

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can up my game when it comes to sewing doll clothes. Sometimes I am just not happy with my finished product – I would like my pieces to look more professional!

Dawna
Dawna

March 24, 2015

I have always wanted to.learn Couture techniques. For clothes for my daughters abd now my.granddaughters. I’m losing weight (50 lbs so far) so now for me too!

Joanne
Joanne

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make some awesome clothes!

Pam vanOteghem
Pam vanOteghem

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing so I can leave an heirloom legacy for the grand daughters.I love sewing and learning.

Heather
Heather

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can sew better quality clothes for my dolls.

Danielle
Danielle

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that I can thrill my nieces with some awesome outfits for their dolls. :)

Guinivere
Guinivere

March 24, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can add to my growing list of sewing skills! I think it’s important to never stop learning, so learning how to add couture into my designing portfolio will make a more rounded seamstress.

Penny T.
Penny T.

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques to be able to create embellishments for the sewing patterns I already own, to be able to customize fit, and to be able to realize the ideas that I have for new designs. I donate 40 to 50 doll outfit each year for a Christmas Toy Shop and I’d like each outfit to be as unique as the children who will receive them.

Amanda
Amanda

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my skills as a seamstress.

Colleen Lalonde
Colleen Lalonde

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can improve my sewing techniques for doll clothes, people clothes and other sewing projects.

Gladys L Bernero
Gladys L Bernero

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques to improve the quality of my hand crafted outfits for all my dolls.

Kathy
Kathy

March 24, 2015

I would love to learn couture culture and starting out “small” would be the very best for me. Pixie Faire has been the absolute best for learning how to make cute clothes for my granddaughters’ dolls. Now to take it to a new level and go above and beyond ordinary – take me away please!!

Ginger Harris
Ginger Harris

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can design and sell wonderful doll clothes I want to sell so much that I can donate some clothes for charity and to donate other sewn items to charity. I used to make Barbie clothes for toys for tots and loved the reaction I got for my donations Unfortunately my income decreased when I became depressed and disabled, so I could not afford the fabric and yarn I needed. Now that I am on etsy and ebay, I hope to have extra income to buy fabric to donate finished goods to charity. I want the donated and sold clothes to be of top quality since the recipients of donated clothes deserve to feel they deserve good quality things.

Lorraine (NZ)
Lorraine (NZ)

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so my dream of being self-sufficient becomes more likely. I also want to learn ’cos I love learning sewing things full-stop (I am a nerd!), and because I love making beautiful things with finesse. I am starting to sew more for Blythe, Byul, and smaller dolls, and I think the couture techniques look great on these dolls. I also want to improve/conquer some of my bad “homemade” finishes (especially with endings of ribbons, hems, etc.).

Carole
Carole

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make a silk purse of a sow’s ear.

Sherry
Sherry

March 24, 2015

I tried the first day of the announcement to get in, but the website may not have been functional yet. Then I went to the hospital for major, major cancer surgery. I was hoping to take the class to help myself heal and to polish my techniques. I really, really hope another is offered soon.

God bless,
Sherry

Sharie
Sharie

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniqees so I can provide beautiful and unique clothing for my dolls and for my granddaughters dolls.

Denise
Denise

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques so I can make fancier doll clothes.

Joan Thelen
Joan Thelen

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can…..Advance my skills. I am a big believer in always improving oneself.

Meg Ammerman
Meg Ammerman

March 24, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can make beautiful clothes for dolls and children. I have been sewing since I was 8, and have always loved dolls. I also love sewing challenges. Now that I have 4 grandchildren I want to sew beautiful clothes for them; they are my “dolls”!

Echo Szymanik
Echo Szymanik

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can develop my skills to make beautiful outfits for my daughter’s dolls!

Denise
Denise

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques so I can make fancier doll clothes.

Rita Bright
Rita Bright

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so that I can improve my sewing for the American Girl doll (for mine and my granddaughter’s) and for my 16 inch fashion dolls that I also sew for. My dream for retirement was to make and sew doll fashions, but I feel that my techniques could use some help. Thanks for offering this class. I am very excited about it!!

Janice McK
Janice McK

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make the clothes my girls and boy deserve, they would love some outfits that their mummy made :)

Marketta Meyer
Marketta Meyer

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make a more professional looking doll outfit.

Marsha
Marsha

March 24, 2015

I want to learn coutoure techniques so I can make a better line of doll clothes to improve
my Ebay and Etsy sales with the wow factor!.

Diane Burns
Diane Burns

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques because it just sounds exciting. I’ve been blessed with a desire and a gift to sew and create and I do it well. I love learning new ways and techniques. My mother and grandmother shared their love of the Lord and their love of sewing and I hold them both so dear. As I’m in my retirement years, I know long sew much for the children but for dolls:) Another ‘hand-me-down’ from mom. I love the Euro designs!!!!!

Paula
Paula

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques to improve my skills and be able to pass them on to my students. You can never learn too much and at 67 I still love to learn new things

Sandy C
Sandy C

March 24, 2015

I would like to learn couture techniques to continue in my sewing and creating abilities. I love hand work and sewing for my 18 inch dolls is so much fun. Sewing for me is like an extension of my person. I love your business and how it is growing.

peg sullivan
peg sullivan

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing since I am teaching sewing now, but would like to ramp up my skills and know what I am doing has a name!
I used to make clothing for antique reproduction porcelain dolls, but patterns were scant with information. Mostly I just “winged it”
I love making the clothes to donate or gift. Please pick me. I would be a good student and pay attention in class, as well as do all my assignments. Promise

Elizabeth Fletcher
Elizabeth Fletcher

March 24, 2015

“I want to learn couture techniques so I can learn all that is possible to be able to teach the next generations to create clothing for the future wardrobes of our dolls. Just learning to sew blessed my life, and learning couture techniques will bless the future of doll wardrobes.”

Laura Weemhoff
Laura Weemhoff

March 24, 2015

How exciting! This class sounds like just what I need. I have been sewing American Girl doll clothes and selling them in my Etsy store for about 2 years now. I’ve had great success offering a lower level brand – think Forever 21. I would love to offer a higher end couture line for those with a more distinqtive taste. I’ve learned so many new techniques each time I buy a pattern from the talented seamstresses (especially Cinnamon and Melanie) on Pixiefaire and would love to learn more! Sometimes it is hard for me to take the time to learn on my own and a class gives me the structure I need (; Thank you so much for considering me!

Susan Crites
Susan Crites

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques because I will never grow up! I loved my Barbie growing up and now love my American Girl! I love dressing and designing on a larger scale! This would be an amazing opportunity!

Marie Claude P.
Marie Claude P.

March 24, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to be able to create beautiful and fashionable haute couture for my granddaughter’s dolls and for myself as well. My granddaughter is always amazed at what I make for her and I would love to have the skills and ideas to release the inner fashionista inside. I love your patterns!!

Julie Helmer
Julie Helmer

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture sewing techniques because I enjoy turning fabric into money! As a stay-at-home mom I have enjoyed improving my doll clothes business to help with our family budget. Combined with the design academy and the Pattern academy, this class will make my designs even better.

Jos
Jos

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture technique so that i can carry it to my doll clothes and up to girls and teens clothes

Melanie
Melanie

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture methods to improve my skills for all your wonderful patterns. And new Grandbaby on the way. Need to start a christening gown.

Becki
Becki

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can continue to get over my fear or the unknown in sewing! I have the basics down but anxiety hits as I move forward. The Design and Pattern Academy classes have helped SO much! I want to keep going into the Couture class.

Kathy
Kathy

March 24, 2015

I would love to take this couture sewing academy class to further my sewing ability. To be able to teach it to my Grand daughters would be very exciting also. I have been sewing for a long time and I feel like this would really enhance my sewing abilities. Sounds like a very exciting class to take!!

Teresa
Teresa

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can become the 18" Coco Chanel when I grow up…… (I’m only 67 years old)……

Marty Duncan
Marty Duncan

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can do justice to your wonderful patterns. I want to know how to sew them your way.

Kim
Kim

March 24, 2015

I want to learn couture techniques so I can make some of the awesome historical patterns that are available!

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