I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to Sandra from the U. S. A. for coming for the one week intensive class, it was my distinct pleasure to provide one-on-one instruction to her! Sandra showed amazing progress, in a very short period of time she was able to draft a sheath dress both front and back, fish eye darts on both front and back, set-in sleeve, she sewed a LINED SHEATH DRESS for someone else, two mock ups and she also learned how to draft a circle, semi-circle skirt and volants.
Considering that Sandra had never seen the tools before or used metric measurements, in my opinion she did unbelievably well and received a recognition certificate of completion! Kudos to you and I hope to see you again.
Now down to business :)
Your homework is to create the sheath dress in another size as well as your own, as discussed in class you are to draft the mock princess as well as the princess dress on page 50, if you can please do 3 different sizes, so find some friends or family members to use as fit models and create the master pattern, pattern pieces and mock while everything is still fresh in your mind. This will go a very long way in re-enforcing what you learned in class and give you a better understanding of the pattern draft, drape and hang of fabrics.
Good luck and I hope to hear from you soon with loads of questions as all my other students ha
Hello ladies here is your homework for week 3 please;
For next class on July 24 please bring....
It was decided that we would add a class to this course in order to finish the skirt without being rushed and really learning everything very well. If there are any questions regarding the skirts please contact me and I will be happy to help.
Next week will be the first intensive class and I could not be happier! This is a great opportunity for students who have to travel a great distance to get the most out of the course and the kit. Go to the home page to see the syllabus, in one week students will learn how to draft well enough to be able to start creating their own designs once they get home. There will be a promise to continue with the a progression of intensive weeks especially a pants intensive! This is everyone's nemesis, the perfect fitting pair of pants. I am working on perfecting the draft so the pant legs will fall properly without any "smile" lines or pull lines at the back. Once that is perfected I will advertise intensive week long sessions and hopefully there will be a full class of 6 to run the course! That would give everyone a great opportunity to learn about different body types and to fit each other, no to mention ma
Check out the slideshow on the pictures page to see the garments created by the students. Great job done by all.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"