So the other day I was assigned a pattern to draft that was a particular style with only curved seams that treated the front and back as one, in other words very hard!
The draft had to be done for a knit fabric so I had a piece that I could use and did make it, once the pattern was done it took like 10 minutes to sew together and try on! Once I got the fit right I added sleeves and made it a turtle neck top that I made long enough to go with leggings, happened to have a pair that were screaming for a top! Below are some pictures of the pattern and layout on the fabric there is also the finished top, the hemline is scalloped as well.
Andrew did a fantastic job on his pants exam! The fit was impeccable! He drafted the pattern, cut and sewed the pants all on his own, there were a couple of blips with the pockets but nothing that can't be fixed. He put belt loops, waistband, the zipper was AMAZING! Please keep in mind Andrew only started in May with no previous experience drafting or sewing, what he has accomplished in such a short time is absolutely astonishing! His understanding of pattern drafting is great, understands things very quickly in fact yesterday during our bodice class I went ahead and started the shaping which is something I rarely do, to show the basic block and shaping the first class. I told Andrew he has no one to blame but himself for being so competent and such a good student!
So for homework please draft two more bodice front and back complete with shaping using different measurements plus a basic front and back block or sloper using personal measurements, no shaping for this one.
Next week bring the patterns along with the measurements for me to check please. Told you there is no one to blame but yourself for being so on the ball LOL!!!!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"