One of the students even decided to really get creative with the neckline finishing and got a top that she likes to try and replicate the collar, well by the end of the class she succeeded, another one absolutely loved here sleeve and how they fit, one decided she wanted to shorten the top once she tried in on and then proceeded to sew on the binding on the right side rather than the wrong side! What to do? Design feature is what, I brought in my coverstitch machine so she stitched it with the chain on the outside instead of the straight stitch, she liked it so much she sewed the hem and sleeve hem in the same manner making a very unique top! Two others decided to challenge themselves with a cowl neck and sure enough the finished product turned out very well much to the surprise of the students!
Anyway homework is to sew other knit tops for other people using different measurements for extra practice. Once the pattern is done the shirts really don't take long to sew, about one hour is all it takes from the time it's cut to the time it's finished. I also assigned homework before the Christmas break and that still stands due in March when classes will resume.
Have a great winter!