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! But as the time got closer, I was worried…was I ready for my close up pictures? Is there that much make up? lol

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! They didn’t have a class on bra-making…until now!
For the last three weeks, we 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! Yes, I am ready for my close up!
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 replies
  1. oldsewandsew
    oldsewandsew says:

    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

  2. ~GG~
    ~GG~ says:

    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!!

  3. twotoast
    twotoast says:

    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!!


  4. Beverly Johnson
    Beverly Johnson says:

    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!

  5. Beverly Johnson
    Beverly Johnson says:

    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!

  6. Amber Bishop-Kainu
    Amber Bishop-Kainu says:

    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.

  7. Jeannie H
    Jeannie H says:

    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!

  8. Diane Anderson
    Diane Anderson says:

    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.

  9. Beverly Johnson
    Beverly Johnson says:

    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!

  10. Starr and Ian
    Starr and Ian says:

    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

  11. Beverly Johnson
    Beverly Johnson says:

    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!

  12. Kathy from The Nerdy Seamstress
    Kathy from The Nerdy Seamstress says:

    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!

  13. Lyndle
    Lyndle says:

    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!

  14. Beverly Johnson
    Beverly Johnson says:

    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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