Guess what! NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!!
The class did such a great job in finishing their work that there is no homework for them to do, the only homework I had planned was to finish any unfinished work.
Yesterday they worked very hard with the pants back. I asked if they liked the storyboards for the pants and it was a unanimous/resounding YES so we did the back in 3 steps. They loved the fact that while doing the front draft if they got stuck all they had to do was turn to that step to see where to go from there!
One student was very happy indeed because she drafted a pattern for her daughter to sew for Easter and it fit like a glove the first try! It is such a great feeling when one sees ones work come to life and her daughter was ecstatic at the fact she didn't have to make any changes to the pattern, just sew and go!
Next class is in one week due to the fact I have to be at the Skills Ontario competition the following week as one of the judges for the fashion competition, this is always a lot of fun to see what the students come up with given the criteria they have to follow....
We will be analyzing the pants mock ups and talk fitting, a lot of fitting. There will be issues no matter who wears the pants and who makes the pants because the body is not completely symmetrical I don't care what anybody says! Please bring back your mock ups, no sewing machines, once the fittings are complete then we will go on with more drafting.
Have a great week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"