Homework is to
- Go over the cowl neck on page 91, draft a front if the method is understood for the lower left graphic.
- Practice the adjustment for the smaller shoulders as shown on page 73, bottom right graphic plus add the dart to eliminate the excess front length on the bodice as shown on page 72, we covered this in class and it happens more often than not that the front neck to waist is longer than the back on women who carry the weight on the front of their body.
- This is re-enforced on page 74 – 75 showing the strapless dress as well as one with straps, enlarge the base dart at the top of the neckline, this is done to better hug the body so anyone can wear a strap/strapless dress/top.
- The focus of last night’s class was the Raglan sleeve, it is not a difficult sleeve to draft once one understand the basic lines and their uses especially how to draw in the mirror image curve for the sleeve and bodice, it takes a bit to process the information making the Raglan one of the most difficult to grasp initially.
- Draft a front and back Raglan sleeve using page 104 as a guide, they have done the draft in two steps, first the front and then the back. Try this out but if it proves too difficult to understand just analyze the pattern, jot down any questions and we will re-visit it at the next class.