Fitting the female body is tricky and one needs to understand how the lines on the paper transfer to the fabric. After the initial trial of the mock-up we need to make the adjustments to the paper pattern pieces and master pattern to reflect our findings. I don't think I have encountered anyone who needs no personal adjustments made on the initial pattern! This is a fact of life so when I see students getting down on themselves and complain their bodies are not perfect I give them a good finger wag and tell them there is no such thing as perfect, not the body, nor the pattern when one is starting out in the world of pattern drafting. Kerise has done a wonderful job of fitting herself with the mock up for the very first time drafting her own pattern and trying it on! She is sooooo excited with the result as am I! There are a few issues that she will address with the next pattern and mock up to see if we are on the right track, I'm sure the top/dress will fit very well.
We did quite a lot of work in a short period of time yesterday and alas there is homework
Homework is to:
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"