I want to congratulate my book 1 graduates on an excellent job done during the second bridge course! The garments were OUTSTANDING! I can tell everyone that they earned perfect marks for the fit of the garment. I was blown away by this!! The workmanship was outstanding as well I really had to look to find something to critique and then it was very minor. I cannot express how impressed and overjoyed I am by the progress this class has shown over the past couple of years and am looking forward to the next segment of this journey we are taking together in book 2. I am absolutely sure these ladies will ace the Italian exam, the very first North Americans to actually take it outside of Italy. Talk about history in the making. As soon as I am able I will post pictures of their creations and anyone reading this can decide for themselves if they earned the marks or I am an easy marker!
CONGRATULATIONS once again on a job well done!
Hello all, just wanted to let you know that you are doing a great job of staying on schedule! Everyone handed in their garments on time let's keep it up!
For Monday would you please wear something that you have made and love to wear I want to take a group shot and send it into the staff news to show them Georgian's best dressed! Thanks.
Your homework is to continue with your SECOND garment ready to fit in class on Monday. The students who are doing a lined garment please have your fabric ready to fit in class, you will be adding the zipper on Monday unless you do that at home in which case you will add the lining to the fabric. Please be sure you have all the necessary supplies with you.
The students doing the faced garment be ready to fit the garment in class and the neckline can be finished on Monday. If there is time you can also hem each other's gar
Hello all and can I say Kudos to Meaghan for having finished and handed in her dress AHEAD of schedule!
For Monday please have the garments ready to add the lining and hemming. Please be sure the zipper is installed before coming in so you are ready to continue. Do any serging at home, we will be finishing the neckline and armholes with the lining re-enforcing the neckline with swimsuit elastic or in the case of sheer fabrics, "seams so soft". So bring in either one or both if you are not sure which one to use. If you are using straps have them sewn and ready to be placed on for correct length, the strap can be wide or narrow your choice.
The students getting started on their second garment please have a mock up ready and bring in your lining to cut in class.
The dresses are due at the end of class Monday June 17.
Can I say how totally impressed I am with the level of workmanship this class has shown also the incredible speed the work is being completed! Keep it up ladies soon you will be able to say to freinds "I made this one on Monday, this one on Tuesday, that one on Wednesday..." and so on!
Hello all great progress! Keep it up and you will have 2 brand new garments to wear!
For your homework the students with the:
Lined empire cut dress please cut out your pattern pieces on the fabric and bring them to class, you will be adding your zipper in class so please have interfacing for the zipper opening or fuse it on to the opening at home ready to go. You can do either an invisible zipper or a lapped zipper, your choice. On Thursday the zipper will be installed, the pieces sewn together and fit, straps (if any) will be positioned and sewn in ready to add the lining and hem on Monday.
Strapless dress needs a light weight sew in interfacing; please bring in interfacing pieces cut the same as the garment with seam allowances the only difference is the interfacing comes to the waist and it MUST BE SEW-IN not the fusible one. Also bring in the boning (rigilene) for the princess lines on the both front and back as well as the side seams. You will be placing and stitching the interfacing, stitching the garment together, add zipper and fit the dress ready to add the lining and hem on Monday.
Cowl neck dress needs only to have the back neckline finished with a bias strip as well as the armhole and hem, for the most part these dresses were almost finished in class so they can be completed on Thursday giving you a little extra time to spend on the lined garment!
If you think back to the beginning how strange everything was and new and how everyone seemed to be all thumbs and now you are creating so many different things that fit impeccably, it's safe to say that you have come a very long way! If you follow the directions and do all the homework the garments will be finished with time to spare.
Hello all and cone again wonderful job in class last night!
My plan is to make the lined garments first to see how the linig is used as an added fitting tool. Please finalize the pattern pieces and pin them to the lining, we will be cutting and putting the lining together first, fitting it, making any adjustments on the pattern pieces if necessary and finally cutting the fabric. The lining pieces should be the exact same as the garment pieces, if you are uncomfortable cutting the lining out because you are unsure of the pieces please bring them into class just pinned to the lining for me to look at them, otherwise you can go ahead and cut at home.
There are 6 classes left in the module, I am hoping to use 3 classes per finished garment.
Have a great weekend.
Hello all and can I say great job last night!
For your homework please create a mock up of the asymmetrical dress/top and bring it to fit in class. We will be finalizing the pattern pieces for the garments that will be finished so please bring back your master patterns as well. I will also be showing you a couple of ways to transfer the fish eye dart and eliminate it while keeping the shaping. It's a neat trick and you
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