|Shannon Gifford's Make a Muslin class
I have taken over a dozen online courses, and most of them have been worthwhile. But Shannon's muslin class is the best garment class I've ever taken. I was not alone in my assessment. The gratitude of the class members to Shannon was so intense we were practically writing her sonnets.
To make the class worth its price, it would have been enough if we only had the interaction - posting pictures of our muslins and having Shannon explain what was wrong and what to do. She did this ultra-promptly, and in patient and clear terms. But that was only part of the bargain. The materials, posted five days a week, were even better. To give you an idea, I would be pushing along to get to a point where I would post a picture for help. But, as I worked on it, and viewed my own digital pictures, the written materials would guide me and I knew what to do next. I would get quite far totally on my own. This means I can continue to learn from the materials in the future. Though I would not rule out taking it again, for the muslin-critiquing aspect.
Personally the title of this class did not send me into breathless anticipation. But, the class did. I might subtitle it "Get a great fit by knowing your contours before you cut." I'm joyfully excited about putting my new knowledge to work.
I will try to take advantage of every opportunity to take a class from Shannon. I want to know her class schedule in advance so I can arrange to be free, as this class was action-packed. That's the warning I would give to others - you're going to want to throw yourself into the class with every moment you can - try not to be too busy. Oh - to get full benefit, a digital camera is pretty necessary, and high speed Internet is very helpful as there are lots of pictures to download.