Great job Nita on your skirt drafts! Even better job on writing down and asking questions, shows you are a critical thinker which is a good thing in this industry the ability to catch an issue and then make it work. Last night's class was great! Keep up the good work!
This is your last skirts class, next week we will be starting a new topic, I'm thinking the bodice that way you can start on some tops for winter!
Homework will be to draft a series of Volant using the forearm, neckline and front slit measurements also to draft the red skirt on page 35 just to put the theory into practice. I sent you a terminology chart to read over, it will be on a test so you will need to know it. Both you and the ladies from Montreal are ready to write this test, you are all awesome students and I feel you are ready for this. I will send it to all of you when the time is right for you.
Have a great day,
So I have been talking about this mother of the bride dress right out of an Austen Powers movie..... I'm almost finished, she came yesterday for a final fitting and it was PERFECT!!! She was so happy as was I.
I have to say this time I surprised even myself with how well the dress fit and how well it shapes her body to the point I didn't even need to install boning at the sides for the dress to stay up! All that is left to do is the hand finishing, yes folks a couture gown needs to be finished by hand for a more delicate touch than by machine, that's tomorrow's job.
On another note about deadlines, I gave myself a date of July 10 as the deadline, the wedding is actually taking place on July 16 so even if I'm late with the finishing or if something comes up and I can't have it ready by the 10th I will still be on time! This is a really great way of making sure my projects are all done on time without any undue stress.
Do I sound too much like a teacher now?????
Have a great day!
Great Job ladies!! the skirts fit like a glove! It's amazing how well the adjustments worked, of which there were only few to begin with you did such a great job with the initial drafts.
Today we covered the adjustments as well as the godet skirt draft on page 28 - 29. Remember the difference between the front and back drafts is the 1 cm dip at the front.
So for homework you can sew a mock up of the godet skirt using a fabric with some weight to it cut on the bias. if you can let it hand for a few days before hemming that will be great.
Our next class will be on Friday at 2. I look forward to it!
Hello all hope this long weekend finds everyone in good health and you are all having fun! We are going our family's annual ladies day celebration today. It's always a lot of fun with LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of food, not just food, exceptionally good food. It's a pot luck, everyone brings their favourite dish or a new discovery and we feast all day long! The theme today is black and white so we are to dress in black and white a combination of either or monochromatic apparently our colourful personalities will be enough colour for the day! I had made something prior to knowing the theme that was quite colourful but will not be wearing it today, I ended up making a pair of white leggings and will be wearing those with a black and white top!
So we spent the day cooking with my daughter yesterday, she is bringing a zucchini quiche made with real creme fraiche, cheese, whipping cream and milk. I am bringing two boned chickens stuffed with rice and ground meat mixture cooked with cognac, herbs, cheese and bacon, no calories in either of these dishes!!!
At last count there are going to be 36 in attendance, yup you read right, 36 wonderful ladies! We had to limit the party to first cousins or there would be many more, it's a very large family. There will probably be enough food for 136 :)
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"