Isabella has challenged herself by choosing a plaid for her next project, a button down shirt with a front and back yoke that are going to be cut on the bias with the rest of the shirt cut on the grain. She has been introduced to the collars because her shirt has a collar, bet Isabella didn't bank on that! She is making remarkable progress with her drafting it only takes her like 5 minutes to draft a front and back bodice!
Homework is to cut out the pattern pieces as we discussed with the front and back yoke cut on the bias the rest on the grain, mark them and bring them to class to sew it together. Check the collar for fit by cutting out on paper the front, back (only the top quarter) and collar and sewing it together to paper fit the body. This is a neat trick that is very inexpensive to see if the collar is the correct size to fit the neckline as well as the measurement. The tracing paper can be sewn together like fabric and will give a good idea of how the finished product will look.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"