Well these ladies are speed demons when it comes to pattern drafting! I decided to challenge them and have them draft out 2 patterns instead of 1 yesterday, I gave them one hour each to draft an asymmetrical skirt with rouching on the left princess seam and one with pleats on the same side. They had to draft a new master pattern then create the pattern pieces for each skirt from that. We had a discussion on various asymmetrical styles based on the week before and they came up with 8 different styles then I did a demo and they started drafting. The long and the short of it is they were done by 3:15!!! 45 minutes ahead of schedule!!! They work so fast that I have to up my game, they are challenging me to come up with new and improved lessons.
Homework is to create two mock ups from the patterns created in class these will be fit on the body in the morning. Please choose ONE of the styles worked on in the last two classes, this is your assignment for the AM.
PLUS we will be learning how to chalk a pattern on the fabric cut and sew it together also in its entirety in the afternoon. Please have enough fabric for a simple pencil skirt in a solid colour as well as a zipper and button to complete the task. This is an add-on to the syllabus to learn some short cuts in pattern making. You will be allowed to use a tracing wheel and paper to mark your fabric unless you prefer to tailor tack or the fabric is too thick for the tracing wheel to go through... I'm not so mean after all... :)
Anyway great job ladies!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"