So when we were choosing a name for these courses "boot camp" was one of the choices, seemed a bit harsh so the powers that be decided on "intensive" instead. Boot camp is actually a little closer to the reality of these courses than intensive, if the truth be told "intensive boot camp" would be the most accurate! Just ask the students they will tell you.
Today the ladies learned about shaping the bodice by adding darts and shaping the side seam, that was this morning after they tried on the initial mock up done at home by the skype instructions. Once they tried on the mock up they had to learn how to "read" it on the body then take each others measurements and do a brand new draft taking into account what they learned from the initial mock up. Their homework is to cut and sew a new mock up with the new draft and have it ready for Wednesday. We are going on a field trip on Tuesday so that was out.
In the afternoon we finished some loose ends for the pants and then it was forward and onward with drafting for knits/stretch fabrics!
They were told to do a brand new draft once again to which a question was "why can't we trace from the master pattern we did this morning?" What do you think they were allowed to trace or not?
In any case the top was sewn together before home time to the point it could be finished at home because the neckline had been done in class with a contrasting ribbed finish as an instruction so the armholes and hemline were left to do at home.
This is only DAY ONE!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"