July 30, 2014

Far, far away - ready for my close up

I am in Denver this week working on a very exciting project.  I submitted proposals to Craftsy last year, 
But when they called while I was Sweden to ask if I could film a class, I was overjoyed!

WHAT???? You never heard of Craftsy? Craftsy is the best known online classroom for learning any type of craft. Sewing, quilting, knitting, art, photography, cake decorating...you name it, Craftsy has a class for it. Well...almost! Thay didn't have a class on bra-making...until now!

For the last three weeks, Erin and I have had to put other projects on the back burner in order to prepare for this time at Craftsy. Lots of late nights and weekends, but we were well prepared for the trip.

So this week I am in the Craftsy studio in Denver! The studio is in a renovated Taxi Depot so the building is all decorated in vintage funk! I love it here and the creative vibes throughout the whole place are palpable.

There are 4 of us filming this week, and each of us had this waiting when we arrived. Would you look at this! A star with my name on it!

I spent some time with Danica in hair and make-up. She is very talented and made me look fabulous!...OK, Mr. deMille...I am ready for my close-up!

Here is my set...and yes, here is my Ashley mannequin on set with me! She flew ahead so we could be together in the studio.

And me...why...I look like I belong there!

Here is my model, Heather. We felt that having a real model to measure on would be better than trying to measure on Ashley...sorry Ashley, you are just too slippery!

Heather is tall ( and I am not! ) so during the shoot, I had to stand on a box so I was tall enough to measure her...otherwise it just looked too weird!

Did I mention my film crew? They are the best! My producer is Karen, and my videographer is Marshall and my technical director is. Andrew. They are all so patient, plus they are making me look good on film. You gotta love people like that! Plus the guys are "devastatingly handsome" (they told me to tell you that). Professionals in every sense of the word. They are making this too easy!

One thing they did to keep me looking directly at the camera eye, was to put a picture of Val Kilmer (Young Val not today's Val) up over the camera eye. It wasn't hard to focus on him at all!

More filming tomorrow! They expect this to release later this year. I am not sure of the date, nor am I totally sure of the actual name of the class. Believe me, I will let everyone know as soon as I get that information!

Ta Ta, dahlings.....Hollywood is calling!

58 comments:

  1. Hi, Bev , I'm on your system till my link comes thru. Your hair and your new top do look fabulous,judging by that smile your having a good time. all the best. Cam :)

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    1. Thanks Cam! I have Helmet Head, so my hair won't move!

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  2. Looking great love the star and the shirt . Have a great time. Looking forward to the class.

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    1. That's the shirt I whipped up the other day? Knit tops are just about the only kind I wear...so practical and so comfortable and sew easy to make,

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  3. That is SO exciting! How wonderful for you and us! What a wonderful Craftsy class to look forward to taking. Congratulations!

    Michelle

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  4. Congratulations! What exciting news for you and for us. I know what one of my next Craftsy classes will be. Really looking forward to it too.

    Michelle

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    1. I am not sure exactly when it will be released but I will definitely blog about that!

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  5. Ooh, this is exciting! Since I'm on the other side of the world this might be as close as I can get to meeting you and seeing how make a bra for real! Looking forward to it already!

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    1. It is exciting for me too! Working with the folks at. Craftsy has been such a positive experience...and we only just started! Be patient...I will let everyone know later this year when it will be released!

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  6. Ps love your top. The width of the black v is perfect, and the purple is lovely

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    1. That's the top I made the other day...after all the Craftsy samples were sewn up! I love working with knits, and knit tops are the only kind I wear. So comfortable and sew easy!

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  7. Ahhh, Beverly! Words cannot describe how excited I am to hear this! I've been wanting to make my own bras for a while now, I've even read your book, but I've been scared. May be I'll make a muslin first. I'm so excited to take your class!

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    1. By all means! Bra-making is a lot of fun, and you can have beautiful custom fitted bras in a short amount of time,

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  9. So am I aloud to scream now? :)

    My good, you are simply the best! And more beautiful then ever (if that´s possible).

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    1. Still not sure when the class will release bit it's nice that we started filming on your anniversary! Maybe it will release closer to your birthday! Maybe!

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  10. Congratulations, Beverley! That is one class I'm definitely signing up for!

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    1. It will still be a while, so be patient!

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    2. Diane Anderson31 July 2014 at 18:07

      Any chance you could give us a heads up on which pattern you're going to use for your demonstration? I know, I for one, would love to have a chance to get my pattern and all my supplies together to be ready when the class is released.

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    3. Sorry, I can't release those details yet, but I keep checking the blog, so you will be the first to know!

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  11. I live in the Philippines, so Canada is too far, Sweden is too far, but Craftsy is right on my desk. Hurray!

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  12. Fantastic news, Beverly! I had even written to Craftsy awhile ago recommending you, little did I know it was already in the works! Love it, and your star. Starr

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  13. They told me they had a lot of requests! Thanks for your efforts...they definitely paid off!

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  14. Congratulations! This is wonderful! Can't wait for it to be released :)

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  15. Great news and congratulations!! My southern friends will be very pleased. Enjoy Denver!!

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    1. Thanks! Everyone here has been wonderful!

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  16. This is fantastic news! I can't wait for your class to be available, I will be signing up for sure.

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  17. This is fantastic news! I can't wait for your class to become available, I will definitely be signing up.

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  18. This is fantastic news! can't wait for your class to be available, I will definitely be signing up for it.

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    1. I think it may be a popular class! Every woman needs a well fitting bra!

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  19. Oh, awesome!!! Congrats - can't wait to see it go "live"!

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    1. It is definitely different teaching to a camera than to a real class, but it was fun to do!

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  20. Congratulations on your next adventures. Definitely great news!

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    1. Thanks! Craftsy has been wonderful to work with!

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  21. I'm very excited about this! I'd come to canada and take some classes except I have dogs that need me at home. Can't wait!

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    1. This way, you can have the best of both worlds!

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  22. How fabulous! I'm looking forward to watching your class :)

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  23. This is fantastic news! What pattern(s) will you be using for the class? I want to have all my supplies ready to go. I am not a bra sewing virgin, but there is always something new to learn. I am really looking forward to this class!

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    1. The best bra to use will be the Classic Bra!

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  24. Can't wait for this to go live!!! - All the way from Miami.

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    1. Thanks for your support, I appreciate it!

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  26. Amber Bishop-Kainu2 August 2014 at 12:45

    This is really cool! I think it will enable you to reach so many more people! I was dying to take one of your classes, but lucky for me, sweden is close. I'm so glad you'll be able to reach more people. It's your small revolution. I think you should suggest anothe class for masectomy bras, because your techique is so simple, but good. Then you'll really have a revolution! Best of luck.

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    1. Thanks Amber! I suggested a free mastectomy and prosthesis class to them as a public service...we will see where it goes.

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  27. So excited! Any chance you'll be filming a swimsuit making class in the future??

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    1. You know, I talked to them about that, but it would carry more weight if someone like you suggested it to Craftsy with me as the preferred teacher! I would love to do that. They are wonderful folks to work with!

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  28. You know, I talked to them about that, but it would carry more weight if someone like you suggested it to Craftsy with me as the preferred teacher! I would love to do that. They are wonderful folks to work with!

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  29. That is so exciting! I was wondering why you didn't have a class on craftsy yet and was waiting for one :)

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  30. Fabulous news Beverley! I have been wanting to share this on my blog as I have had quite a few people say that they are interested. Looking forward to the course coming out!!

    Lorraine

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  31. So exciting! Congratulations and I'm sure it will be a great class. Be sure that I'll be one of the first students to sign up!

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    1. Thanks Maddie! But you will have to stand in line behind my mother and my sister...lol!

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  32. Congrats! I can't wait for your class! Awesome!

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  33. How fantastic! I've been oogling over your stuff for a while... I loved Emerald Erin's posts about the week of swimsuit making. Love all your posts about swimwear and bras too. I'm REALLY excited for your Craftsy class. Yay!!

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  34. I am also thrilled about your class, and since it popped up in my Inbox today, I've already signed up, and have ordered the necessary supplies. I'm very excited about taking this class, and will certainly be interested if you manage to get a Swimwear class online also.
    Thanks for sharing all your knowledge

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