Whew!!! One week off and it FLEW by! Ladies fasten your seat belts for the sleeves module! This will give you the freedom to create garments all summer long to get ready for the fall! Can I tell you how exciting it is to wear your own creations?! It's better than fine wine with cheese and grapes fed to you by a handsome manservant with a feather fan!!! There is nothing that looks better than a well fitting garment on a body no matter what size or shape as long as the garment fits well it will look AMAZING.
Our shopping trip was a real trip (no pun intended!). We had such a great time touring Beker Fashions, owner Ron Beker was very gracious and patient answering questions and showing us around explaining the ins and outs of the garment industry. Do you know that the fabric is chosen first before any sketching is done? It makes sense because the fabric can be very inspiring, I always tell my students to listen to the fabric and do as it says, you will never make fabric do something that it doesn't want to do! Take into account the texture, weave, weight, if there it's a print or a solid and go with it, you can't go wrong! Anyway we had a great time and got some good deals, looking forward to the next trip.
I have been trying to upload a video on the pants draft and have been unsuccessful thus far. I just found out that I need to re-format the video in order to post it online so at my first opportunity to seek some help on this matter I will post a pants draft online.
Have a wonderful long weeken
Hello ladies, just wondering if one of you fabulous people would be willing to give a testimonial to the school for the new calendar regarding the course. They will post it on the calendar along with a picture. If you can do it please let me know.
Thank you ever so much!
To all my students, please create a wish list of things to learn in the next modules. Also a suggestion was made on wardrobe building, great suggestion as with a few key pieces and some accessories you can have a wonderful wardrobe that fits well and looks great! Now that the basics have been covered we can expand our horizons and really put this knowledge to good use!
The bias strips will be cut and sewn in class, some people may not know how to do them so it's a lesson all it's own. The "seams-so-soft" is used to stabilize the neckline and keep it from gaping as is the swimsuit elastic. Students can bring one or both of these items to see the difference between them to make a more informed decision in the future as to which is best based on the fabric and cut of the garment. The swimsuit elastic can be purchased by the metre, under $1.00 and the seams-so-soft is in a package in white or black. Hope this cleared up any muddy point.....
Hello all, a nice slow pace last night, hopefully you all understand the armhole adjustment a little better now.
Homework assignment is to cut a vest and lining and put it together as was shown on the board ready to line in class. Also please bring in either a mock-up or dress that needs the neckline and arholes finished and some fabric to finish it with. We will be using a bias strip with either seams-so-soft or swimsuit elastic, depending on the fabric, inside the neckline to stabilize it. So bring your sewing machines and sewing kits as well.
Have a good week and study as well.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"