Hello ladies job well done! The whole class created great fitting palazzo pants truly flattering on the whole class.
For your homework you are to finish any unfinished work on the palazzo pants although most of the class finished in the allotted time or earlier!
No class next Saturday March 15th. Another reminder the last class will not be on April 5, 2014 due to the fashion show. It will be held the following week of April 12, 2014. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
In the following class we will be making a pair of dress pants so please bring the following:
2 to 2.5 metres of fabric - suiting, cotton/poly blend, light wool or any similar weight fabric
and of course all the other stuff required to sew!
The dress pants will have a front fly zipper as well as pockets. Yes we will be sewing them in one day! Especially after doing the storyboards in the drafting class on the zipper and pockets they will go in like a dream and the pockets will never gape!
Have a great two weeks.
Hello all sorry for the delay in writing it has been busy to say the least!
For this week you are to draft a new front and back master pattern using personal measurements. Start with the basic block as shown in the book and in class. You must have those lines in order to know how to add your personal adjustments. In other words; to know where you are going, you have to know where you have been. If you would like to create another mock up using the new pattern go ahead perhaps might be a good idea for the ladies who are not in the sewing component to get another fitting.....
Please bring the master pattern to class we will be adding the front fly and pockets in class, tracing the pattern pieces and cutting out the necessary fronts to create the zipper and pockets story board.
For next week's class please bring the following:
Have a great week!
Hello ladies, job well done on the various assignments!
Your homework for this week is to complete the pattern for the blouse on page 77 with the hidden buttons. Please have the pattern pieces all marked with notches and grainlines etc. You can go ahead and cut the fabric if you are confident the pattern is correct for the fabric, mark the fold lines with tailor tacks making sure you mark the actual centre front with a different colour thread. Please bring your sewing machine next week, all the sewing for this project will be done in class. I have allowed 3 classes for this shirt (one down, two to go!).
The shirt must have long sleeves with cuffs, in the event you don't want cuffs on the actual shirt you will wear you don't have to have them. If this is the case you will be required to create a separate sleeve with a cuff. This assignment is to be graded so in the interests of fairness all the work has to be equal. The cuffs are to be drafted using the red square, the width of the cuff is at your discretion but it should be cut so it will be folded when sewn.
The collar required is a stand up collar (collar stand only), if you choose you may have a shirt collar with the stand as shown on page 76. Follow the directions on page 76 or refer back to book one, the man's shirt for more specifics on both the stand and collar. FYI: the collar and stand are to be drafted using the rectangles and shaping following directions not the red square.
The only part of this shirt to be interfaced is the collar and cuffs there is no interfacing on the centre over/underlap unless the fabric is lightweight in which case the interfacing used is organza. Please bring any interfacing to class DO NOT INTERFACE AT HOME.
Have a great week!
Hello all this Friday March 7 the class will be in A221 a drafting studio on the second floor in A building not in the usual classroom M134.
There is no homework for this class! All the work will be done in class on the palazzo pants. The only thing you have to be sure is that you have your pattern pieces ready for me to look at before cutting into the fabric. Please bring to class your fabric, sewing kit, zipper, button for the back waistband and a small amount of lightweight, fusible interfacing or tricot (this is fusible and has a bit of stretch to it ideal for a stretch fabric).
This is such a fun class I thoroughly enjoy teaching it! Great way to spend a snowy Saturday! Have a good one and be safe on the roads.
Hello all your homework for this week is to create a pants front and back using personal measurements and incorporating the adjustments that were deemed necessary for a better fit. Once the pattern is done you are to create a second mock up using the altered pattern. This is the secondary fitting, some of you may end up with a perfect fit some of you may have to do one more, the mock ups will tell the tale. This is completely normal to create two or three, sometimes even four mock ups before ironing out all the issues. In a class of 12 only 1 person did not have to make any adjustments to their pattern using their own measurements to begin with. Imagine the difficulty in trying to find a pair of pants that fit off the rack made by using generic measurements what are the chances of finding a pair that fits well? I think there a better chance of winning a lottery than finding pants that fit the female body well!
Have a great week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"