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Pattern Workshop is Live

Pattern Workshop is LIVE!

Wow. Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW.

The last eight weeks have been an absolute whirlwind – coming up with the idea for this course (while on vacation in California in January, strangely enough), convincing myself I could do it, putting together all the videos and material and navigating the technical side of things to host it myself… It’s been an incredible learning experience and journey that I’ve been lucky enough to share with some pretty amazing ladies (my pre-sale students, readers, the Teenies, followers, friends, etc.).

Last September, I somewhat reluctantly attended a conference called Sewing Summit here in Salt Lake City. I have to tell you that I wasn’t super keen on going because I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to keep blogging. It seemed a bit pointless to me, and I didn’t want to focus on monetizing something that was more of a fun outlet for me than anything else. But what Sewing Summit did for me was trigger a new line of thinking – a sort of questioning what I COULD do other than blogging in order to make money with my talents while still dedicating the majority of my time to my family.

I started publishing my free video tutorials without knowing where they’d take me, and ultimately, I landed on the idea for this course. I talked to some incredible women who became mentors to me, and they convinced me to go for it. Two months later, I am releasing my baby to you guys. I am excited and scared and ECSTATIC all at the same time. But mostly, I am thankful. Thankful for the comments, the answered questions, the brainstorms, the pre-sale purchases, the course reviews, the social media posts, the little bits of advice…all of it.

Without further adieu, I give you the first Pattern Workshop course – Creating PDF Patterns: From Sketch to Sale. I will let you read more about it on the product page. But suffice it to say, I think you will love it and find it incredibly helpful if you want to sell PDF sewing patterns. Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced designer, you can almost definitely benefit from this course. No, I don’t have a line of sewing patterns. But what I do have is an unyielding determination to figure things out. And figure things out I did in developing this course. In fact, I think I learned more from developing this course than in the previous 7 years of using Illustrator! :)

To celebrate the launch, I’m offering a little discount to anyone who would like to sign up through this weekend only. Just enter code launchparty10 during checkout to get $10 off the course. But hurry – it ends at 11:59pm MST on Sunday, March 23.

I have to end this post with lots of thank-yous: my husband, Scott, for putting up with all the long hours and missed date nights, Melissa, Rae, Karen, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Jodi, Olivia, Alicia, Celina, Rebecca, Hayley, Caroline, Maddie, Alexia, Jessica, Justine, Sarah, Rachael, Juliette, Anne, Anneliese, Vanessa, Christine, Stacey, Karly, Caila, Scary, Abby, Olga, Shannon, Farrah, Tasha, Laura, Robin, Natalie, Sabra, Abby, Miriam, Mary, Erin, Heidi, Charity…each and every one of you (and surely some I’ve forgotten) has either influenced, supported, encouraged or inspired me along the way. For the long conversations, the Facebook chats and the simple compliments or kind words, I am forever grateful.

What’s next? Well, maybe I will finally tackle that pattern line I keep threatening to create. Or maybe more courses. We shall see, my dear friends. We shall see. But for now, I will enjoy my weekend NOT making videos. And maybe I will go on that date night.

  • Ajaire

    So excited for you Lauren! The course is amazing :)

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thank you, Ajaire!! Love having you in the course!

  • Maddie Flanigan

    Lauren, I am so excited for you and I can’t wait to take the course. You’re one amazing woman for tackling this is 8 weeks! Wow!

    • Lauren Dahl

      I am tired. LOL!

  • Tilly

    Congrats, lady! x

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thank you thank you!! :)

  • Rachael Gander

    mwah! kick ass :)

    • Lauren Dahl

      Yay, I know right?!

  • Stacy

    It is very exciting!

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thank you, Stacy!

  • Steph Skardal

    Congrats Lauren!! If / when I ever want to make patterns, I know where to go!

    • Lauren Dahl

      Haha, soon! I will see you then! :)

  • Losingmythread

    This is ace! Very excited x

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thank you!!

  • Jill @ Made with Moxie

    Many many congrats! This is so exciting.

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thank you so much, Jill!

  • Jennifer Jones Rossotti

    Omg! An answer to prayer. you truly just made my day. I am sooo in!!

    • Lauren Dahl

      That makes me so happy, Jennifer! Enjoy!

  • Sunni Standing

    Congratulations! Big Big Big Time! So much hard work! All my best and I really really hope that bigger things come your way for this. I’m sure they will!

    • Lauren Dahl

      Sunni! Thank you so much!! I have to come see you soon to check out the fabric paints!!! Ahhhhh!!!

  • Domenica Tootell

    This sounds great! Where can I find your free videos so I can see you in action a bit first?

    • Lauren Dahl

      You can see them here: and also read the reviews on the course product page! :)

      • Domenica Tootell

        Awesome. Thanks!

  • Vanessa Hewell

    congrats!!! so exciting! you’ve done a fabulous job :)

  • Natalia

    Almost signed up immediately! But don’t have Illustrator or $400 at the mo, so will have to wait for Ajaire to finish the Gimp testing! I am on tenterhooks ;)

  • abby @ thingsforboys

    I think I’ve said congratulations via every social media, but I’ll say it here too…Congratulations! This is such an awesome accomplishment and I’m looking forward to taking the course.

  • Olga Becker

    Congratulations! Very excited for you!

  • Charity

    Have I mentioned yet how much I love this course? Well done and congratulations Lauren! =)

  • Suzanne Seniore

    Well done Lauren!!!

  • Elisa

    Me parece super interesante! He seguido tus video-tutoriales hasta ahora y me han ayudado mucho! ¿Crees que con mi bajo nivel de inglés lograré seguirlo? Me lo estoy pensado y es eso lo que me impide decidir. Gracias!

  • Justine

    I’m so excited for you Lauren!! I just finished my first PDF and what a hassle it was sending everything to Oliver so he could put it into Illustrator for me. I can’t wait to get busy learning from you so I can do it myself. What a surprise to see my name in your thanks paragraph!!