Today's class was great once again! The drive to and from Bradford no so much... It was snowing on the way down and traffic on the way home, a fact of life when living in the snow belt area of Ontario. No matter how bad the drive these students always lift one's spirits with their optimistic outlook, hard work and being generally good people! Today we covered the cap sleeve, tried on cowl neck mock ups and then I did some demos on sewing techniques.
I wish all the students a great Christmas and an even better New Year together with their respective families may they all be blessed with good health and happiness. In the end that is what's important...
We will have a full day class in January to complete the skirts section in one day! They will do it after all they survived this semester that was full of new material and we marched on to complete the section with minimal time and much effort!
All the students got approval for their design to use in the exam garment due at the beginning of the first class in March, date to be determined. Fabric is to suit the garment with no stretch, it must be a woven fabric, points will be deducted for any stretch in the fabric or a mark of 0 will be given if the design is converted to suit a knit fabric. The best way to learn how to fit the body is with absolutely no stretch in the fabric. Don't say you weren't warned!
Some have really challenged themselves which is great, I agreed to their designs because I felt they could execute the task without a problem. I have much faith in this group!!! Alas there is still homework!!!
Homework is this:
Next class is January 16, 2020 at 9 am for the skirts drafting section starting with the basic skirt block on page 21, from the block we will be varying the hemline. Next we will add pleats/wrap to the front only followed by the godet skirt. The gored skirt will also be covered along with the circle skirt and volant.
The only fabric required will be for the volant which will be the width of the forearm plus enough for a couple of pleat variations in miniature. 2 metres of fabric will suffice.
Have a great Holiday Season Everyone!! See you in 2020!!!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"