Another wonderful student! Andrew understands the drafting part very well, he is now creating a man's shirt and will be fine tuning the pants waistband simultaneously in a second class next week.
In class we installed the collar and stand on the shirt body, this class was strictly on how to sew it together, the steps taken and how they are executed. Next class we will be fine tuning the draft as well as the construction, it takes a bit of time for the brain to process the information so if there are mistakes made along the way all the better that way there is something to teach!
By fine tuning the draft and construction I mean we are going to work backwards to see where there can be improvements made, this also encourages critical thinking which is as important as learning the art itself because no matter how much one knows or how much experience one has there will always be something that will make you think outside the proverbial box. I want my students to have the ability to embrace a challenge and not be intimidated by it.
Homework is to do 2 more practice plackets for the sleeve before adding the placket to the sleeve, finish the side flat fell seams, write the whole procedure down in notebook again for more clarity and for next class. Cut out the cuffs as explained in class along with the interfacing; the interfacing is cut without any seam allowances for the cuffs.
See you on Tuesday!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"