If you know anything at all about Adele Sciortino, you know she's got both high enthusiasm and a really talented eye for design. Awhile back some of us fellow doll artists practically begged her to do a costume design class. I was so thrilled when she finally put this one together, and I have not been disappointed.
My love is sculpting dolls from polymer clay. When it comes to costuming them, I've felt I would very much like some direction to make them a little more elegant, and stylishly appealing. Every project that Adele does has those qualities, and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to learn some things from her.
In particular, I have learned some initial steps in creating a costume that help bring it to life before you even begin putting it together that have proved very effective in the final outcome.I like that!
She respects your own vision, and is dedicated to helping you achieve what you set out to create.
She is there along the way to help if you run into problems—and I did—and get you going again.
Most of all, I value her feedback-- she isn't afraid, for example, to suggest what might work best, or appear more to scale. She isn't preachy or intimidating about it, rather your very best friend when it comes to creating your most wonderful vision!
I've taken away so much invaluable knowledge from this class that will help me for years to come, and I can't wait for her next class.