We had a class with Amanda who is almost finished the first book! This young woman has excelled in pattern drafting taking all her classes on Skype! Who said overcoming distances is hard? She lets me know when she is ready for the next class and we plan accordingly. All that is left to do to complete the first book is the collars and two piece sleeve!
This is quite an achievement especially for the pants fitting, it was a bit tricky but it was done. Amanda had a couple of fit models she used making mock ups, taking pix, sending them to me and I would look at them, critique them and send them back, puts a whole new twist on correspondence classes!
This week we focused on the man's vest pattern, I did a demo and then Amanda drafted one on her end while I watched to make sure she understood the method, which she did very well.
There is homework; draft the vest on page 89 (bottom graphic) using boyfriends’ measurements and mock up, draft top vest using the same measurements. For next class get ready a sheath pattern using personal measurements as shown on page 95, we will be adding the collar in class and creating the facings etc.
Have a good week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"