A perfect score for Andrew, 20/20 on the test! Very proud of this young man a self proclaimed anti-note-taker who, oddly enough, never stops writing in my class!!! This is in addition to all the story boards I make him do for his lessons, go figure...... just goes to show that when you find something you love, you will never work a day in your life!
Andrew's progress is excellent, he takes initiative to do things on his own, asks questions all the time which is really good otherwise how would I know what he doesn't understand? This is the best way to really grasp the materials and be clear on something before moving forward, I'm sure all teachers welcome questions it shows the student is engaged in the work.
Speaking of work...... for homework you are to do TWO more zipper front installations, one for the step 6 that we included in step 5 due to time. Another for practice. Please serge the edges of the storyboard so they will be neat and if you feel you are still not 100% clear on the zipper installation do a third front. I want there to be no foggy points when it comes time to install the zipper on a real pair of pants.
Next class we will be drafting a dress pants with pockets and front zipper that will be finished ready to wear and graded. This should take 3 to 5 classes it will entail the draft, mock up, changes to the pattern (if necessary) and the complete construction of the pants. From there we will go on to jeans and all the stitching, yoke etc associated with custom jeans.
Have a great couple of weeks
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"