You go girl! Amanda has done an incredible amount of homework for last night's class! It took me TWO hours just to go over it and make some minor corrections!
She had 2 strapless dresses, one of which was an Empire cut; a coat dress with a sleeve, pants, vest, asymmetrical top and an Empire with a square neckline and armhole! Overall there were only a few adjustments on the bodice patterns, the pants were a bit more challenging as they normally are, but in a short one and a half hours we got through all these patterns plus a pants draft from "scratch", excellent work!
The draft is the easy part of pants construction, believe it or not, it's the fit that is the real work as we have seen over and over again in my classes. Ladies especially have issues with the fit, men are much easier to fit because of the lack of curves, that negative space inside the pants seems to work well for men, not so much for women.... But take heart once the correct crotch curve is discovered, usually by trial and error, the pants will be much easier to make and better to wear. It is very important to learn how to read pants mock ups and then transfer the adjustments to the actual garment and they can be a bit tricky because you are dealing with a negative space, meaning that the adjustments are usually counter-intuitive. This may make the pattern look odd but what really matters is how the pants fit the body never mind the lines on the paper they are only a means to an end.
Even the best students still get plenty of homework in my world LOL!
Homework is to draft ladies simple pants front and back then create a mock for a fit model, we will be fitting here during the next class. Also draft page 17 the pants with the front pleats, on tissue slash and spread for the front pleat, front fly, pocket pieces. I want to go over these before going forward with the other itemized pages please.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"