Hello all how are things? Do you miss the class? I certainly miss you all :(
I think with the new year this class might want to have a refresher course on the bodice before we start the sleeves in March. This type of work is one of those that if you don't use it you lose it, so to keep it fresh in your mind, in my opinion there should be at least one class to create some more storyboards so you can practice at home and really understand the draft. If you are interested please email me so I can get a concencus as to where everyone stands.
In the meantime have a great time off, don't work too hard with the upcoming Holidays and all that goes with them.
Hello folks not sure if anyone else encounters this issue, I am making a mother of the bride dress with some very beautiful lace and a silk charmueuse. The lace has a beautiful scalloped edge that I want to incorporate into the design but everything I try has been vetoed by the lace!!!!!! Imagine being overruled by fabric!
I always tell my students to listen to the fabric it will always steer you in the right direction. I just wish it was not quite so vocal :) a little co-operation would be nice, but nooooo this particular lace has to have it's way or the highway....... What a diva!!!
My poor client must think I have gone off the deep end when we have such conversations:
Maria "The lace won't let me do that"
Client "Ummm, do what you think is best, you know what you're doing"
Maria "The lace wants to be queen but needs godets to show the fabric in order to balance everything out"
Client "OK.....I guess you know what you are talking about I can't understand what you are saying"
I'm glad this client is a dear friend and an overall wonderful person or the people with the straight jackets would have been by to pick me up already!!!
Today Danielle Talaska and I had the privilege of being guests on Barb Richards "The Seniors Show". The show airs on Mondays at 3:00 pm along with other different times on Rogers cable 10.
It was a blast! We had a nice chat about garments, I had examples of stuff we did in class and explained them, Danielle talked about her studio and explained what she does plus she actually drafted a pattern for Barb AND sewed together a mock up to fit Barb's body!
Danielle is the class speedy Gonzales! The dress she wore to the show was a piece of fabric at 10:00 am, we met at Rogers at 12:30pm; a short 2 and half hours later. Danielle actually arrived shortly before me with her new dress that she had just finished, Barb could not believe the speed that Danielle works, I couldn't believe it either the dress fit impeccably and the workmanship and details would have taken a mere mortal at least a day to realize! Great job Danielle!!
Thank you to Rich for fixing our make up, a real treat to have job this done by a professional.
If the show is available in your area please watch it and give your feedback.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"