Andrew is really doing well with the blazer pattern, it's funny how it all makes sense to him! There are very few questions but a lot of writing going on! He usually has 10 pencils, two workbooks, text book and so much paper, he never stops writing/videoing/taking pictures! A great student I have to say.
Today we covered the two piece sleeve after we covered the anatomy of a blazer, this is the 45 easy steps to prepping the fabric before cutting LOL!
Homework is to cut out a mock up and sew it together before next class to check the fit, width of the lapel pocket placement etc. Do the pad-stitching as shown in class using the miniature, for this task please remove the stitching examples and place the bamboo front stay properly then sew it in by hand. Once the stay is in place hand baste the canvas to the miniature jacket front pad-stitch the lapel as shown in class going one way with the stitches and then going in the opposite direction until the lapel is complete. Please bring back to class for me to see. The other thing is to complete the anatomy of a blazer under the pattern heading with the various steps taken to draft the pattern, pattern pieces needed for the blazer, how the pattern pieces should be labeled etc.
I would also like to see the pattern pieces completely labeled and marked with grainlines, reference points etc. For next class please bring your prepared fabric, lining, canvas, twill tape, bamboo as described in the anatomy of a blazer document. We will be cutting the jacket next week perhaps even get going on the canvas if time permits.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"