Pre-ordering the next seasons dresses before they are released will save you 50% of the course cost. It also allows you time to collect your fabric and materials so you are ready to get sewing when it becomes available.
Currently we use an online platform that sections the course beautifully. It's mobile friendly and you'll be able to go through at your own pace.
Once you order you have to set up an account on our learning platform. An email will be sent with instructions on where to logon and start your sewing journey. You will see your pattern and course material immediately once you login!
Depending on the dress design, there are 6-8 pre-recorded video lessons included in each course. Each one is kept under or around 10 minutes in length.
No materials are provided but you do get a detailed materials list with your pattern PDF. This gives you total freedom to choose a different color or material so you can experient! You can find out what was used in this post about fabric recommendations.
Absolutely not. Our patterns can be tackled by a beginner to an intermediate. We have graded them by difficulty (look for the moon phases), based on number of pieces and techniques covered but we are always available to provide support should you get stuck.
Remember, you are not just ordering a sewing pattern! Instead of receiving all files, all at once (that would be overwhelming) we have adopted a more online course approach to our file delivery system. We want you to complete your dress, so having a way to stop, start and mark complete as you go is amazing. Each design will include your digital pattern, which is easy to print at home. A Step-by-step guide, and access to a video walk-through series so you can see the process first-hand. In this course format you will be able to comment, ask questions to our designer and others making the same project.
We recommend having access to a domestic machine, iron and ironing board, sharp shears or a rotary cutter, pins, pattern weights, seam gauge and a tailors ham for pressing. Check out the Loominary page for some specialty curated sewing goods!
No. We do not require you to have on hand a half-scale dress form or mannequin.
Yes, once you purchase and log onto the learning platform you will find the PDF download in the first step of the course. Please contact me if you are having issues logging in.
No. They are true standard size measurements but scaled to be half-sized. They won't fit any doll on the market that we know of.
It's simple. The purpose of these patterns is for practicing your sewing technique. Half-scale will take you less time and less material while still experiencing the dressmaking steps of a full-sized dress.
At this time we do not offer patterns in any other size or full-sized dresses. We however are open to discuss commercial rights or custom commissions. Contact us for details.
It will vary on the dress and the quality of fabric you choose. It is considerably less than what a full-size dress would. Typically $40-$60. Sometimes we opt for scrap material or cotton muslin to save on costs. That’s the beauty of half-scale!
That's completely up to you! Keep it for display or reference, so when you ask yourself how did I do that fell-stitch on the lining? You'll be able to have a visual reference. You'll also have forever access to the video lesson as well. We are also planning regular contests for submitting creative photos of your final product.
We always aim for make sure you’re happy with our patterns. Always come to us first with any issues within 30 days. Due to the digital nature of the courses we cannot offer refunds. We'd be happy to address your issue and come up with an agreeable solution.
Please review our full refund policy if your purchase relates to other goods in the shop.
You can contact us through our contact page! We will be happy to assist you.