On Thursday we had a great class in Bradford, we re-configured the class and it made a difference on the class demeanour everyone seemed to be happier and more engaged with the new configuration. This makes me happy when the class is engrossed in the work and the time flies by. The class actually sewed together a princess seam mock up in only 2 hours, these are beginners! We even had time fit the body, analyze the tops and then learn a new pattern.
Homework is to draft a mock princess top as discussed in class using personal measurements. This is to be completed as a mock up therefore a master pattern is to be drafted, the pattern pieces are to be traced as shown in class the pinned to the mock up fabric, the back may be cut out and the dart tailor tacked, the front is to be pinned only and tailor tacked where the dart has been transferred to the armhole and down the fish eye dart. Students will be shown how to cut out the front in class. There will be a slight change to the syllabus, the next class will be dedicated to sewing the mock princess mock up to understand well how to ease together seams.
Students are to choose one of the three styles on page 44 – 45 as their finished project, it may be done as a jumper to wear in the winter with a shirt/sweater underneath. The fabric choice is up to the student, my recommendation is either a cotton twill, light tweed, wool, or suiting 1 to 1.5 metres of fabric depending on the width. Along with the fabric students will need to purchase a regular zipper for the centre back and an additional regular zipper for practice, we will be finishing the jumper with facings so some lightweight fusible interfacing, it is sold by the package.
Have a great two weeks and remember the key to success is repetition so keep drafting even it isn't assigned, challenge yourself by choosing something similar to the lesson and draft it or use the lesson and draft it using different measurements.