Hello ladies sorry for the delay in writing, the sniffle I had on Friday turned into a full blown cold really hurting to look at a screen for a period of time.
The next class is the last one in this module, hard to believe it's over already! I feel you have really grasped the idea of creating the draft but more importantly the fit and the tricks to achieve that perfect fit.
The exam will be at the beginning of next class, sorry a necessary evil....... You will be asked to draft a front and back bodice using the measurements provided. It will be expected that by using the measurements you will make the necessary adjustments to accommodate the fit, there will be questions in addition to the drafting they are nothing new, we have discussed the material in class many times. To help with the drafting portion if you can do a couple of drafts using different measurements with a closed book, mark the scales and letters make all the necessary adjustments and then check your text and notes for the results.
I have every confidence you will all pass with flying colours! Have a great week!
Hello all sorry for the delay in writing, caught a cold and have been down for the count since last week!
Anyway your homework for this week is to create a mock up of the dress on page 58, the empire cut with the asymmetrical neckline. You are to make the back an Empire cut as well so please sew the back together and the front darts on the skirt only we will be putting together the front in class. For the front you will need to cut the fabric as well as either the same fabric or a lining to properly finish the neckline. Bring everything to class to sew it together, there is a special technique to putting this particular garment together.
For the exam you will be asked questions on the following:
Hello ladies sorry for the delay in writing.
Your homework for this week is to cut out the lining and fabric for the vest. Please machine stitch the darts and shoulder seams, hand baste the side seams only so you can try it on to check the fit, the vest will be put together in class so bring your sewing machines as well. If everyone co-operates and has all the homework done it will really go a long way in ensuring the best, most efficient use of class time.
We will be reviewing the draft at the beginning of class to better prepare for the final exam the following week.
Have a good one!
Hello ladies and sorry for the delay in writing it has been hectic to say the least.
Your homework is to trace the pattern pieces from the master pattern created in class on Thursday for both styles. Please bring the pattern pieces into class this week.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"