Due to the inclement weather La Modellista class is cancelled for tonight. On the up side everyone gets an extra week to complete the final exam and to finish the fashion show garment! See you next week stay safe.
Hello and welcome to the pants sewing class! The first thing we will be doing is a pajama pants with no side seams. Hopefully this will only take half the day, with the remaining time we will start on palazzo pants (with no side seams as well) with a back zipper and waistband.
Please bring in the following:
We are in room A217 and the class will start at 10:00 am instead of 9:00 am and go to 5:00 pm this was voted on in class last Friday to accommodate people who have to travel distances to reach class.
Looking forward to a great class!
Hello all next week is the mid-term quiz, please know your lines, scales and terms. Also take a look at the front and back drafts and see the most obvious differences, remember the knee position and how it moves. Judging by the answers given last week during the pop quiz you all have nothing to worry about!
Your homework for this week is to sew together the mock up by sewing the inseam first, then the outseam and finally placing one leg inside the other and stitch the crotch leaving an opening either on the front or back to try the pants on. Please don't be discouraged if the mock up doesn't fit 100% well, this is only the first draft and we must read the mock up in order to make the correct adjustments on the paper.
For next Friday please have the mock up ready to try on, we will be pairing off and pinning each other then compare notes. We will also be doing a new draft after the fitting.
Have a great week!
Hello all and sorry for the delay in writing, hectic weekend!
This week your homework is only to look at the pictures handed out in class, answer the questions and on the second graphic place the lines as you see them to re-do the dress according to the wearer desires.
Just to re-cap the wearer does not want the front empire point, she does want the back exactly as in the picture. The fabric used to create this dress is a stretch, the wearer wants a woven with no stretch. The only other criteria; she wants it in red.
Please bring your answers to class for a discussion.
We will be starting the top on page 77 on Thursday rather than the stretch, raglan tops due to a vote taken in class and absences during March break. All the work for this top will be done in class to allow time at home for the fashion show garment as well as the final exam. The description and a sample timeline for the final exam is below:
Final exam will consist of a fitted top using a woven fabric, the top must fit impeccably with no drag or pull lines, it must have sleeves either long or short they can be set-in or raglan, the top can be a tunic length or to the waist depending on the style chosen by the wearer. It can be made for the student or another wearer but the model MUST be present for the grading at the last class. Failure to hand in the final exam on time will result in a 0 mark; remember to set deadlines for the work required. For example have the concept ready for the second week of class, a mock ready for the 4th week along with the fabric choice etc, fit the top by the 6th or 7th week, complete the work by the 9th week giving a one week cushion in case of any unforeseen problems.
*A hint* It is difficult to fit a raglan sleeve on a larger bustline than a set-in sleeve.
Hello my beginners! Missed the class last week.
please be sure you bring some inexpensive fabric WITHOUT any stretch in order to better fit the pants. A basic sewing kit along with a tracing wheel and paper are also required. We will be hand sewing so no sewing machines required.
see you soon
Hello all thank you for a very interesting discussion on the "power suit"! Hoping to have one just as interesting with the beginner class next week.
Your homework for this week is to trace the pattern pieces for the 3 boleros, cut them out in inexpensive fabric; no finishing required. You are to sew the darts (if any) on them individually then place the pieces one on top of the other showing the different lengths (longest one at the bottom, mini one at the top) and then stitch together the side and shoulder seams, please bring them to class next week.
Next week we will be combining two vest styles, the classic one with the points at the front on page 25 and the one on page 18 with the zipper pockets and band below the bustline. This is going to show how to transfer the base dart to the fish-eye dart.
Have a great week!
I wrote a question on the board "What is Emily Ramshaw's power suit?"
You were asked to google this question and go to the corresponding link to read the article and look at the pictures. Jot your thoughts on paper and bring them to class for a discussion. I am not restricting the discussion in any way, look at the pictures to analyze the fit, read the article so you can understand Emily's point of view and then write down your thoughts on both.
The other bit of information was sent to me by the organizers of the Creativ Festival regarding a spring competition called the Mad Hatter! It is as followe
we challenge you to be mad as a hatter!
Want to showcase your creative skills? Take part in The Crochet
Crowd's Mad Hatter Challenge with over $2500 in prizes to be shared by the creators of 5 of the most outlandish hats meeting The Alice Hooks in Wonderland theme as determined by the Creativ Festival visitors.
By participating in this challenge you have a chance to win 1 of 5 -
$500 prize packages, the opportunity to showcase your creativity and
the added bonus that your hats are also giving students an opportunity
to pursue their educational dreams through The Crochet Crowd Scholarship Program.
All hats are due at The Crochet Crowd by April 1st, 2014. Every hat submitted will be on display at Creativ Festival where a Creativ Festival Judging Panel will select the best 10 before the show opens on April 25th, 2014. Guests attending the Festival will vote for their favourite. The recipient of the top 5 votes will each win a $500 prize package.
Plus... All hats submitted for The Crochet Crowd exhibit will be part of an all new fundraiser, with all proceeds going towards creating Educational Awards for Fashion Design Students in Ontario, Canada.
This means your students competing in Project Creativ Catwalk this fall! Visit the Crochet Crowd Booth #153 on Saturday, April 26th between 2 pm and 5 pm and get inspired to place your bid and help this worthy cause.
Want to be challenged? Get the free pattern, video tutorial, and
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Hello all! What a great class last night! Remember no class on Feb. 14.
Your homework for this week is to draft a pants back using your own measurements. Also if you have other front drafts done using different measurements please create a back as well. At this stage there is no such thing as too much practice!
For the next class please bring is some inexpensive fabric and a basic sewing kit to cut out a mock up and baste it together in class to fit. Bring in a tracing wheel and paper to expedite the work there are 12 bodies to be fit
Hello all, this is going to be an easy week! The homework is to trace the pattern pieces from the master pattern with raglan sleeves on page 15. I would like to see a front complete with the pleats slashed open, back and sleeve that is one piece not the front and back taped together. The top with the criss-cross neckline is to be cut on fabric and pinned together in the correct order. Please number the pleats as shown in the book and bring it to class as well.
Next class we are going to be working on a variety of boleros using only one front draft. Please bring in some inexpensive fabric to cut out one bolero, we will be sewing it together by hand only (time perm so no sewing machines.
Hello again! Just wanted to ask if you could please all be present to class on Thursday with the bodice front and back you created using your classmate's measurements. Please be ready to explain your work to the wearer, how the measurements influenced your pattern making not only in the drafting but how the individual body issues were addressed. A discussion will follow.
take care and have a great week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"