Hello ladies you are doing very well deciphering the squares! It does take a bit to get your head around how they work but once you learn it will be smooth sailing into garment making.
Your homework for this week is to draft two back bodices; one using the generic measurements we used and in class for the story board and one using personal measurements. If you were able to do a step 5 in class using personal measurements that's fine, if you were not then you must also complete a front using personal measurements. Those of you who feel they need more practice please do a second story board using your personal measurements, repetition is the key here..... I expect by next week you will all be pro-efficient at drafting a bodice front with the base dart. I'm not concerned about the size of the base dart at this time there will be plenty of opportunity to make it perfect in the future, at this point it's the technique that I'm interested in. The numbers will come into play later when we learn to fine tune the patterns once the mock ups are done.
Have a great week!
Hello ladies you are all doing a wonderful job on the drafts I have to say that I am so proud of this class beyond words. What an amazing group of women to spend my Thursday evenings with, keep up the good work.
For this week you are to complete the task of tracing the pattern pieces as if this was a pattern for another person to use. You are to figure out the pattern pieces needed for an unlined garment as shown on page 71 with the scalloped neckline. Please be sure you have all the markings on the pieces as shown in class, grainlines, notches etc. are to be included.
Next class we will be drafting the double breasted dress on the bottom of page 71, we discussed the pattern in class already so you should be ready to draft without a problem.
Have a great week!
Hello all what a fun class last night! I know that the first time one uses the tools one feels like they have two left hands and the brain has left the building but take heart it will become clear to you with practice. So in the spirit of practice please create a basic block using your personal measurements. The procedure is the same only the numbers change. Remember to use the HALF BUST MEASUREMENT to mark the scales.
Have a great week!
Hello all and welcome back to returning students and welcome to the new students! I am very happy to teaching this class, you are about to enter the most fascinating aspect of pattern drafting; the bodice this is the foundation of all garments (besides skirts and pants). You will be learning more about yourself and your body than ever before! I hope you enjoy attending the class as much as I enjoy teaching it.
The class is from 7 to 10 pm in room M126 on the main floor of the new Sadlon building. We will be video conferencing with Owen Sound that's why we are in the new wing. Parking is directly in front of the building just go in those doors to the long hallway and then go left (I think) it's in that hallway so you'll find it LOL!
Have a good night!
Hello all told you I would make you think! There was a lot of information given last night some of it review some of it new I was very excited to share my adventures in Italy with you especially because of all the people in the world you would best understand how much work it actually was to do a five day exam and upgrade in only 10 days.
Great class last night! As I said this module there will be no extra homework assigned you will be expected to figure out what needs to be done based on the syllabus so if last night you were unable to complete the draft please complete it and put together the mock up at home ready to hand in next week.
Next week we are going to do only drafting as the next two projects are only drafts that must have all the pattern pieces and will be graded as explained.
Dates for the fashion shows are as follows:
Hello all we are entering the most important section of pattern drafting; outerwear. This is your very first chance to make an impression make sure it's a positive one by wearing a well fitting, well made jacket/coat. Nothing says polish, sophistication and elegance better than a coat/jacket the fits impeccably made of quality fabric. As always in these classes the fit is paramount, we will be covering more body issues plus I will be sharing my new found knowledge acquired on my recent trip to Italy.
Tonight we will be drafting a loose fitting simple jacket using a slightly different approach than the traditional patterns simplifying the task even further.
I look forward to starting this new adventure with you especially because you are at the halfway point of book 2 and your Italian diploma! Congrats!
The tops and dresses course for Tuesday September 15th has been postponed by one week and will start the following week, it seemed a bit rushed so Georgian decided to slow things down a bit to give people more of a chance to register. If you have been thinking about it this is the last opportunity to enter the program for a while so register now while there are still spaces.
This is such a unique method of pattern drafting that greatly simplifies the task of creating garments that fit and the only place that it is being taught is right here in the Barrie area. I have interest from people as far away as California and have students via skype from Fredericton and Pennsylvania. Stop thinking about it, just do it you will never look back. It truly is worth the effort and time to have garments that fit and are finished properly.
Well ladies I must say job well done on the welt pockets you truly did a FANTASTIC job installing the welts they look so professional and for the first try that is no easy feat!
For Monday I would like to have the lining pieces sewn together and to the facings as well all but the sleeves. The jacket pieces can now be sewn together as well, the tailoring is done, the pockets are installed so the body can be put together. Don't sewn in the sleeves we have to re-visit them on Monday see what issues there are and fix them. It really doesn't take long to "bag" a jacket so I have every confidence you will do it without a problem.
Please bring your pattern pieces and master pattern to class along with the rest of the stuff.
Once the blazer is finished it will be graded and you will be given a certificate of completion for finishing book 1. I am very proud of your accomplishment you truly deserve the recognition. Just so everyone knows you are both going into book 2 on Thursday! OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT.
Hello all just wanted to let everyone know that the new courses are starting next week and everyone seems to still be on holidays...... Please be sure to register, links are on the home page. The tops course is also available on Owen Sound through video conferencing, it is not stipulated on the Georgian website but is available there is already one student registered there it would be great to have another even to learn how to take measurements so students can take each others' and fit each other. If you know of anyone in the Owen Sound area who would like to learn this wonderful art of pattern making please contact Georgian's OS campus to register or contact Thomas Olhiser 705 728-1968 or myself at 705 487-2328.
The tops class is on Tuesdays, the Modellista or book 2 is on Thursdays and the skirts is starting again on Fridays.
If the numbers don't allow us to run all the courses we will amalgamate and have the skirts students move to the tops held on Tuedays as students may start at any point between the skirts, pants or tops.
Have a great day!
Hello all I'm happy to be home it was a long trip home but worth every minute!
I can tell you that it was a very productive 10 days with a five day intensive exam encompassing everything from men's wear to rouching to collars, cuffs and a bunch of other stuff! I am happy to say that I passed with flying colours and have diploma in hand!
There is so much to share with everyone all kinds of simplifications and novel ideas! Register early to avoid disappointment!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"