Everyone was bright and eager to sew the dress! The dress was cut, marked and sewn together with minimal difficulty. In the afternoon students were given a tutorial on how to install an invisible zipper which they found very easy, anything can be done with the right equipment and the little plastic invisible zipper foot really makes a difference in the ease and accuracy as to how the zipper is installed.
The alterations on the lining are done, the invisible zipper has been installed, they did a professional job the zipper was totally hidden into the seam. Students were taught how to install the lining at the neckline properly and were very happy with the outcome of both the fit and finish of the neckline! Once the dresses were pressed and they were tried on the ladies were very happy and commented that it felt like they were wearing nothing, this is how a garment should fit (FYI)! By afternoon they were ready to finish the armholes with facings if only to learn how to both draft and install facings, they are to finish this task at home. At the end of the day the ladies hemmed each others' circle skirts which they finished beautifully at the waistband only to be told they will be taken apart and a silk chiffon layer will be added to the linen! I think they fainted when they were told this was one of the tasks to be done at home.
In the end the accomplished so much work it would blow your mind to try and quantify it! In 10 days they drafted and sewed the following:
- pajama/palazzo pants
- dress pants
- knit top
- circle skirt
- fully lined dress (like 2 dresses)
Ladies it was my pleasure to teach you a few things I hope you had a bit of fun in the process!