Hello all, module 3 begins on Wednesday and Thursday of this week at Georgian! This is very exciting as this is the only fashion focused course at this school. Seeing that my specialty is evening and bridal wear, the tops module will prove to be VERY INFORMATIVE and very interesting. There are so many ways to make the pattern fit the body perfectly, just by changing some lines on the paper and voila` it works on the fabric! Don't know exactly how it works but let me tell you that the lines on the paper transfer to fabric seamlessly (no pun intended!).
I am currently working on something that can prove to be challenging to say the least..... the dress is very simple only 3 seams on it, the simplest lines are usually the hardest to execute because you have very little to work with in the way of adjustments, the pattern has to be perfect BEFORE it is cut on fabric. The line in this garment is like an A-line/mermaid(y) look, fullness at the hemline with a sleek fit on top. Also it can't be cut on the bias because there is not enough fabric. The fabric itself is only 90cm (36 in) wide and I only have two full heights to work with. The dress is full length, 140cm in height. Yes, it is challenging especially when as you know a mermaid dress has all the princess seams cut into the style, this one does not, like I said only 3 seams, sides and back.... perhaps I can get some helpful hints on how to accomplish this, unfortunately I can't post any pictures yet, not until June at the earliest on this project.
If you have any ideas please feel free to fill out the contact form, I would appreciate any input I can get.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"