I thought you might be interested to know that I’ll be talking about menswear over at BurdaStyle this Thursday! I am really excited (and even more nervous!!!) to be giving an hour long live web seminar called Demystifying Menswear: Style, Fit and Professional Sewing Techniques.
BurdaStyle was my introduction to the online sewing community and it is still one of the websites that I visit for my daily dose of sewing inspiration. It was a great honor when they contacted me requesting I give a web seminar about menswear and so I swallowed by (IMMENSE) public speaking fears and accepted the challenge as a bit of a pathway towards self improvement and as another way to do one of my favorite things: show people that sewing menswear garments really isn’t that scary (unlike public speaking haha).
I’ve broken the presentation into several categories, all aimed at familiarizing you with some key menswear sewing techniques (think flat fell seams, the pants fly, and basic elements of tailoring). We will be discussing these sewing techniques in the context of Button Up Shirts, Trousers and Jackets. We will then take a look at menswear sewing resources such as my favorite books, what I consider to be the most inspiring blogs, and great places to look for tools and tailoring supplies.
The web seminar is $19.99 and takes place on Thursday, Oct. 9th, 11:00 am (EDT). It is a live presentation, which means that you will be able to sit at your kitchen table with a cup of coffee and your notes while I sit at my kitchen table with the same! The BurdaStyle webinar format consists of a slideshow presentation and live speaking. Matt has set up a really nice microphone for me so I should sound pretty clear and the slide show that I’ve made is full of lots of inspiring menswear photos and is quite visually pleasing (if I do say so myself!). I’ve dozed through my fair share of university PowerPoint presentations laden with lists of facts so I’ve done my best to avoid overwhelming you with text. Most of the information I plan to give will be verbal so I suggest you have pen and paper ready (or simply listen/watch to the recorded version of the presentation whenever you need to refer to the information in the future!).
If you aren’t available this Thursday, you can still register for the webinar and listen/watch it as many times as you like as a recording.
I hope you’ll join me this Thursday as it would be really nice to have a few familiar faces (not that I’ll be able to see you) in the audience!