So far 2020 has been a year of, shall we say uncertainty, one bright spot is Amanda on Skype always with a bright smile and a willingness to learn more stuff! For this I thank you Amanda!
We are working on the blazer, the open book exam to complete book 1, the work has already begun with the pattern draft but now the REAL bespoke work begins with hand basting the canvas to the jacket front and then everyone's favourite; the pad-stitching!! I told Amanda to find a favourite movie or three for each side, relax and enjoy the ride LOL!!
Homework is to finish basting the other side of the jacket to the canvas following the work already done, adding the front stay to the canvas in the same manner as the first side. Continue with the pad-stitching on the lapels as shown in class. Do a practice piece first cut the same shape as the collar to see if there are any issues. The pad-stitching is to follow the roll line in the collar fall and horizontal on the collar stand.
Install the pocket by cutting the canvas around the pocket opening for the installation, that is the only difference between the storyboard and the jacket. The next step is to hand baste together the jacket together to fit the body including one of sleeves.
The next step is to add the twill tape to the centre front using a catch stitch and tacking the canvas to the pockets as well as the princess seam which will be done in class as well as a demo on how to baste the shoulder incline together, there is a specific method to do this.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"