Great class last night with Amanda, she is starting her blazer exam! Yikes it's a lot of work in live classes let alone on Skype which is how Amanda has been doing her lessons.
Amanda got the mock up done so the class was on fitting the body, there were a few issues with it that were a direct result of incorrect measurements, this will happen from time to time so nothing to be worried about it will all come out in the wash...
During the class we took (I use the term we loosely, I explained, Amanda measured LOL) the measurements to find they were off so they were fixed, the biggest discrepancy was the bust height and half bust width, the rest were not bad.
We also discussed the pocket placement... I chuckled when Amanda wanted to know how to place the breast pocket, my answer was that no we will not be adding a breast pocket on the first blazer, it will be enough to do all the basting and padstitching for the first time let alone a breast pocket that has to be inserted BEFORE the canvas!
In any case it was all sorted out, the part that sucks is the homework:
Homework is to draft a new pattern using the updated measurements and create a new mock-up to fit the body again. Next class we will be going over the mock-up and the finalize the pattern pieces for the blazer.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"