Well what a great class on Thursday! Andrew completed all the homework so we could do all we set out to do in the two hours allotted for this class; he installed a breast pocket without any problems whatsoever and not even a practice piece was used! We had to re-shape the full canvas because I gapped it and didn't take into account the shawl collar, the canvas has to be cut in one piece for collar and body..... OOOOps! Anyway it happens to the best of us, senior moments that is 😉
I even showed him how to install a bustle on a wedding gown, now sure how this would ever relate to men's wear but it's information he can use in the future!
Homework is to hand baste the canvas to the jacket front, press and shape as shown, complete the pad-stitching by first drawing in the lines as shown then pad-stitching over index finger as practised in the previous class; add twill tape around the canvas at the centre front seam allowance straddling the canvas and catch stitching it with stitches that are invisible on the outside, catching the canvas only on the other side. The other thing is to add twill tape at the shoulder incline in the same manner as the centre front.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"