What a great student Amanda has done so much on her own understanding the pattern draft very well. We went over the draft during the session and then she requested to learn how to grade patterns in different sizes which I felt she could understand it well so we went ahead and took the plunge into grading. Amanda said "I find the pattern drafting very easy", this makes me happy!
So we started with the central grading, meaning the pattern is enlarged/shrunk at both the sides and centre so any darts don't need to be moved, the lateral grading is enlarged only at the sides meaning the darts will need to be moved over as well.
I have given Amanda a bit of lee-way as far as lesson content goes she gets to choose what to draft to challenge her to see what can be extrapolated from her choice of garment.
Homework is to draft a skirt with lateral grading moving the back dart as well. Find a fit model, draft a pattern, create a mock up to fit the model in class. Send me a sketch of the design and measurements for approval.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"