Hello all sorry for the delay in writing, it has been a crazy week here with the grandchildren visiting, making home-made lasagna with my daughter and there were a couple of functions on the weekend in addition to all this!
Anyway you are all doing amazingly well, Janet and Miriam you totally outdid yourselves last Friday! I was not anticipating getting as far as we did on the bodice! I shared the secret cure for gaposis on Friday LOL! I'm sure you will find it very useful in future drafts so with that in mind your homework is to draft and shape a front and back sheath using personal measurements, if there is time to create a mock up to fit the body and we will "read" it during the next class. I know how excited you are to learn this wonderful art especially how to fit the body, I think you will be very pleasantly surprised as to how this minor adjustment works wonders!
Andrew you are no slouch either, I find it hard to believe you don't normally take notes, it seems during our time you never put your pen down :) that's a good thing!!!
Your homework is to draft a new pants pattern to reflect the changes made to the mock up, trace the pattern pieces and cut a mock up of only the pants without the pockets or zipper. We will sew it together in class so you can learn some more sewing techniques. Please bring back the welt pocket storyboard as well to complete the pocket.
That's all for this week folks, have a good one!!!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"