Today is May 30, 2020 a rainy, cold day that promises to be a very productive day indoors, not unlike the past 2 and 1/2 months!
I have been working on videos to upload as virtual classes for anyone interested in learning in-depth pattern making. I will include the beloved storyboards :) in the instructions. They are by and large the best way of learning by repetition as all my students will attest. They may not like them but respect the effectiveness on facilitating learning. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
The editing has been a straight up learning curve for me, I have had no training whatsoever in this department just learned by trial and error of which there were many! In the end I'm hoping the videos will be somewhat professional in appearance, the content certainly will be using years of experience in teaching, drafting and sewing as my guides.
If anyone has any suggestions as to service providers for a subscription platform I would greatly appreciate any input.
Only a couple more pattern left to learn and these ladies will have finished the book! What a ride it has been, incredible ladies, even better work, they so deserve the kudos they get!
We covered the shawl collar last class that goes on a coat dress, the introduction to the blazer which is coming up next as the final exam.
In class we added the shawl collar to a sheath front, the rest of the pattern will be completed for homework adding the armhole adjustment for the sleeves as well as the drafting a set-in sleeve to the elbow.
Homework is to draft one of the collar variations on a garment with princess seams on the front only using different measurements in addition to work assigned above.
In addition, draft a front and back on page 106, minus the neckline, with princess seams on both front and back.
Hello all we are continuing with our online learning with the Bradford class. All was going well until Rogers came and cut the cable!!!! Imagine my surprise when there was no internet at all!!! I called in to Rogers to find out what is going on and the person said there was no outage (these happen in the country quite often) in the area and asked if there was anyone working on the street. I said no but I would check anyway, I go upstairs to look outside and much to my surprise there were indeed 2 workers on our property line burying the cable! Can you believe it? I asked what they were doing, they said they knocked on the door, of course I couldn't here them in the middle of a lesson and didn't answer so they proceeded to think there was no one home! I felt like saying "Really dude where on earth would I go in the middle of a lockdown????". There was no other time they could have cut the cable, it had to be on a Thursday afternoon the only day every other week that I have a standing appointment!!! Of course then it would not be inconvenient now would it?
The class was very patient waiting for me to be back online, we ran out of time a couple of times on Zoom but managed to eventually finish the class. It really sucks that we were very unceremoniously interrupted, we were on such a roll at the time, it's a bit hard to get back into it after an interruption like that. Anyway all is well that ends well, on the upside this post would have been much shorter and more boring without this story to tell LOL!
We got to work on the robe draft with a shawl collar and a double breasted centre front which is the introduction to adding collars to garments. So far we are working on drafts only with the sewing left to when we can re-convene live classes, soon I hope...
Homework for is to trace pattern pieces for the robe drafted with personal measurements and one additional draft using different measurements, both master pattern and pattern pieces are to be drafted and traced.
Hopefully next class we won't be interrupted! We will be drafting the coat dress with the shawl collar, please prepare a basic sheath pattern using personal measurements to add the collar in class.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"