It's been a while since I have posted simply because it has been very busy here! The ladies have been working very, very hard. They have been introduced to the dreaded storyboards!!!! The first storyboard they did was the raglan sleeve, how lucky are they!
So on day 3 we did the Dolman sleeve I drafted one while the students watched then they drafted one, the first reaction once finished was "that's it?"; "we're done?"; "that was easy!" I'm telling you these ladies are troopers for sure!
I also showed them how to separate the sleeve from the bodice as in a man's shirt, again they were shocked as to how EASY it is to complete the task. In the afternoon we learned the cap sleeve as a pre-cursor to the raglan in as the sloper lines are very similar. Yes they do get homework too, so don't think they are getting off easy....
On day 4 we focused on the raglan sleeve after going over homework and answering questions which put us in overtime and finished the class at 1 instead of 12 but was so worth the effort to complete the storyboard. So as soon as class started we drafted the raglan for knits which they did in record time! Different story for the raglan for wovens...... but in the end it was time well spent especially when they go back home and have this visual 3D reference to aid them in drafting a garment.
Today is Sunday and we had a day off to rest the old brains and get ready for the two piece sleeve in the morning. The afternoon will be dedicated to sewing and then a pot luck dinner party with the rest of the Le Grand Chic family here in Ontario, can't wait! It was very nice the Denise came to visit and meet the ladies!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"