Hello all it was another great year at the Creativ Festival! I had some great students from all over the place in my classes, it always amazes me how far people will travel to learn some new sewing techniques and see new and different items. This year the festival took place in the north building and I have to say it was really nice to see daylight and be able to to walk outside without going up and down a bunch of elevators!
The one thing that seemed to be most talked about in the different classes no matter the subject was fitting the body, I had many great questions in the fit seminar and it carried over to my other classes in fact in one class I had time to do a demo using one student's measurements and body issues to show how the flat pattern drafting method is really the BEST way to fit the body. This student has been traveling far and wide to find a pattern that fits, she carries her weight at the bust volume in such a way that for the garment to fit the front it is too large at the back. I took 1/2 hour at the end of the class to show how this is solved, any easy trick that is taught early in the tailor's training, the end result was an eye opener for all in the class! I tissue fit her to show that her body is not irregular or misshaped, it's her body and is easy to fit, the tissue fit perfectly to the point that it brought her to tears. I gave her the pattern and asked for pictures when she makes a garment, I was promised a whole fashion show! If she agrees I will post the pics on my site so you can see what I'm talking about.
Another happy camper was someone in my pants class this is what she had to say:
"Your pants class alone was worth the price of admission." and continued "Do you know what it's like to finally have a pair of pants that fit? Have a pattern that I can use to make multiple pairs of pants that are comfortable? There are no words to describe it"
To these ladies and all the students in my classes I say thank you it was and continues to be my pleasure and privilege to share my knowledge with you, keep those questions coming :)
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"