giveaway week on KCW!

pattern workshop + giveaway

Welcome to day 3 of giveaway week! Today’s giveaway is not for beautiful fabrics or adorable patterns, but for a class to create your own patterns!
You might know Lauren Dahl from her popular blog, Baste and Gather. Or maybe you know Lauren from the her pattern company, Selvage Designs–home of a KCW favorite, the Soleil Dress. I want to introduce you to not Lauren the blogger, not Lauren the pattern designer, but Lauren Dahl, the amazing teacher. Lauren has created an e-course that guides you through the process of designing your own patterns, from inspiration all the way to marketing and sales.
Pattern Workshop was founded in 2014 to provide aspiring pattern designers and sewing bloggers the tools they need to succeed in their businesses. Through  highly informative videos, downloadable templates, printable checklists and detailed diagrams, students learn to use state-of-the-art software to create high-quality digital products.
If you’ve ever dreamed of designing your own patterns you know it can seem overwhelming. Actually just trying to figure out where to start can be completely overwhelming. Lauren’s course will take you from the very beginning all the way until your newly designed pattern is a reality! Just check out all this course has to offer:


pattern workshop + giveaway on KCW


So fantastic, right?! No matter what  your sewing abilities, drafting experience, or Adobe Illustrator knowledge, Lauren has something to teach you. Just look at all the things her students have to say about Pattern Workshop:

pattern workshop with Lauren Dahl

Not only will you learn all about drafting, grading, and marketing patterns but you will meet a ton of people too. Lauren has set up a private Facebook group for everyone who takes this course. It’s a super supportive group of established and aspiring designers totally willing to share knowledge, answer questions, and help each other promote their patterns.

And now for the giveaway! Lauren has generously offered one enrollment in the course, Creating PDF Patterns: From Sketch to Sale ($149 value)! To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter by Tuesday July 22. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. Winner will receive the e-course Creating PDF Patterns: From Sketch to Sale.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck and Happy KCW!

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  • Reply Jody pierce July 16, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I’d love to learn how to make my own patterns! 

  • Reply Erin Krill July 16, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I would love to learn how to create my own patterns! 

  • Reply Kelly July 16, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I would love to learn how to make my own patterns!  What an amazing sounding course!

  • Reply Rebecca July 16, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I’d love to win this contest!  The e-course sounds fabulous!

  • Reply Amy July 16, 2014 at 7:19 am

    I would sooooooo love to learn how to draft patterns for my kiddos AND lay them out in Illustrator. Dream. Come. True!

  • Reply Faith July 16, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I do want to be a designer! I have tons of pattern ideas I need to put into fruition! This course has been on my wish list since it came out. 

  • Reply Jolien July 16, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I’d especially love to design patterns for myself or my own kids.

  • Reply Roxanne July 16, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I’d love to design for my own use. 🙂

  • Reply Kristy July 16, 2014 at 7:47 am

    This would be so helpful for the patterns and tutorials I share on my blog! Would love to learn more! Thanks for the intro and the chance to win! 🙂

  • Reply Holli Coats July 16, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Ooh I’ve been wanting to take Lauren’s pattern workshop SOOO BAD! I’d love to win!

  • Reply Katrina July 16, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Having this course would be an awesome addition to me wanting to make custom fits for my family!!

  • Reply Molly July 16, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I’d love to learn pattern drafting. I did not see a Rafflecopter widget, though. Thanks!

  • Reply Deborah July 16, 2014 at 7:56 am

    How exciting! I’d love to learn PDF pattern making! So many design possibilities! 

  • Reply Devan July 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

    This course would be so helpful! I’m just starting out and teaching myself. It has been so challenging but I feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I uncover something that really helps or complete another step along the journey.

  • Reply Racheal July 16, 2014 at 8:52 am

    What an awesome giveaway!! Fingers crossed!

  • Reply Elizabeth July 16, 2014 at 9:06 am

    YEsssss, love the creativity involved!

  • Reply Amanda July 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Thank you for the giveaway! 

  • Reply fenna July 16, 2014 at 10:28 am

    would love to design patterns…I’ve only started dabbling in designing a little girl’s purse and a wallet is at testers now! but clothes are on my to-do list!

  • Reply Susan Mitchell July 16, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I would love to learn! I think Lauren is just fabulous; she’s very thorough and just so sweet:)

  • Reply Bernadette July 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve had that workshop on my radar for a while now.  I’d love to be able to get my self made patterns digitized and graded!

  • Reply Shannon July 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    What a great giveaway idea! I love this!

  • Reply Katie July 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I would really like to know how to draft my own patterns, grade them, etc. Whether I’d ever sell them … well that may be another story 🙂

  • Reply Jennie July 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Heck yes, I’d LOVE to be a pattern designer! I’ve always loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, just creating, and this seems like the logical next step for me, especially since I have two growing little boys to dress. 🙂

  • Reply Dagbjört July 16, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I would love to learn how to design my own patterns! 🙂

  • Reply PendleStitches July 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Oh yes please!  I’m itching to take this course, and saving hard to do so.  Fingers crossed! 

  • Reply Lindsay July 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    It’s overwhelming to me, but I would love to learn to make my own patterns!

  • Reply Mikaela July 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve had my eye on this course for awhile, just waiting until I have time to take it!

  • Reply Amanda July 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Yes, I would love to learn!! 🙂

  • Reply Virginia July 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I would love to design patterns for my daughter as she grows up, without spending a fortune on variations of simple patterns

  • Reply Tana July 16, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    At the moment I’m still learning how to follow patterns and draft my own for my three little girls. I feel like this class would not only help me with that but maybe help me earn some money to make up for my new found fabric addiction 😉 

  • Reply kim t. July 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    I would love to learn this skill!

  • Reply Victoria M July 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I really want to learn to grade the patterns I draft and learn to adjust patterns for a better fit. This course would be perfect!

  • Reply Andrea July 16, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I’d really love to learn how to design and digitally prepare patterns.

  • Reply Sarah WJ July 16, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    my Fall goal is to get some of my patterns up and for sale- this class is just what i’ve been looking for!! fingers double crossed!

    • Reply laura July 17, 2014 at 1:37 am

      Oh me too, good luck to you in this endevor

  • Reply Rachel July 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I’d love to add my own patterns to my repertoire. 

  • Reply Amy S. July 16, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I would love to win and learn to draft patterns!

  • Reply Kara July 16, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I would  love to learn more about pattern design.

  • Reply Ela July 17, 2014 at 12:13 am

    oh, that would be nice 🙂

  • Reply laura July 17, 2014 at 1:35 am

    This course is exactly what I need

  • Reply Jenny July 17, 2014 at 3:03 am

    would love to learn how to make my own patterns

  • Reply Stacey July 17, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I would love to win this course.  I started making sewing patterns last year and would love to learn how to perfect the digitization and help the process move faster.

  • Reply littlewren July 17, 2014 at 7:09 am

    I have a load of self drafted patterns that I would love to PDF ify 🙂 this course could change the course of my personal history!!!

  • Reply Cricket July 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I didn’t even know about this course. I have hand drafted patterns, taken the photos, written instructs and then… They sit on my computer. I would love someone to help me all the way through the process.

  • Reply Kathie Engelbrecht July 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Love e-courses and it would be great to expand my skills to include pattern drafting.  Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Reply Kara July 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I would love this course!

  • Reply Elina July 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    This would be a lovely course to take. 🙂 
    By the way, the widget doesn’t show in the post itself – is that intentional??

  • Reply Sarah H July 18, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Dang, I would LOVE to learn how!

  • Reply Alexis July 18, 2014 at 2:16 am

    This would be such a fun class! It covers so much and I love that what you learn here can be used for a lot of purposes not just creating and selling patterns.

  • Reply Ren July 18, 2014 at 8:27 am


  • Reply Bianca July 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I’d love to learn to design and digitise my patterns for my own use (and the munchkin’s).

  • Reply Wendy July 18, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Learning how to make my own patterns would be fantastic both personally and professionally!

  • Reply Meritxell July 18, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Learning how to do in the right way would be fantàstic thanks

  • Reply Elizabeth July 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I’d love to learn how to make patterns!

  • Reply Victoria Peat July 19, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Oh, I so so so want to do this course. I love pattern drafting and I would really value being able to learn how to do it in the digital age!

  • Reply Linda July 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I have taken this course and released my first pattern last week!  I concur that it is worth every penny and more.  I have learned SO much and I have made a lot of new friends through the Facebook page as well.  I just can’t say enough good things about it.  It’s fantastic! 🙂

  • Reply Angela July 19, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I would love to learn how to draft my own patterns!  I’m at the point where I hack at existing patterns, but creating my own would be amazing!

  • Reply Amanda M July 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I would love to try my hand at pattern making! This sounds like a fantastic course 🙂

  • Reply Audrey July 19, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    We would turn some of Allegra’s fabulous skirt art illustrations into the real thing!

  • Reply Darcy July 20, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Another awesome giveaway! This one looks great!

  • Reply Ivy July 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Always wanted to create my own pattern…

  • Reply Sarah July 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I have just started exploring pattern drafting and would love to learn more

  • Reply Toni July 21, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve wanted to try Lauren’s workshop since it first came out. Everyone I know who has used it has raved about the entire experience!

  • Reply kim July 21, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    i DREAM of making my own patterns! 

  • Reply Michelle July 22, 2014 at 12:07 am

    This is absolutely exactly what I need to win 🙂 

  • Reply Nicoletta July 22, 2014 at 7:13 am

    I have an eye on this course since longtime 🙂

  • Reply Marci Girl July 22, 2014 at 9:12 am

    YES, YES, YES I want to learn how to design patterns digitally, I would LOVE to win this class, that would be so awesome!

  • Reply Marieke July 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I would LOVE to be able to create patterns for the sketches I keep drawing whenever I get my hands on a pencil!!! 

  • Reply linda rose July 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I’ve had my eye on this course for quite some time now! I would LOVE to know this information and be a pattern designer.

  • Reply Vesna Savić July 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Would really like to try drafting my own patterns!  This would be an awesome chance.

  • Reply Amanda deSerres July 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I love to design my own patterns and I’d really love to know how to digitize them. it’d be great to know how to do, for one day when my kids don’t require all of my time. 

  • Reply Ann M July 22, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I`d love to learn to make patterns for clothes for my grandchildren!

  • Reply Teresa July 22, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve made my own paper patterns but would love to be able to learn to make them on my computer

  • Reply Cheri July 22, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I do want to be able to design patterns.  I like learning new skills 🙂

  • Reply Mary July 22, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I’d love to learn more about making and producing my own patterns, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply Michelle July 22, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    I’d love to be able to design my own patterns! Thanks for the chance!

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