What a welcome change to teach a live class! We decided this was the best route to take for the class to start the blazer, gutted the other syllabus because we missed so much time with this pandemic that has turned the world upside down! Of course the proper precautions were taken by all to keep the distance and wear masks when working.
This is the final section of Book 1 and the whole thing is an exam, like an "open book" exam, that means the marking and work are even harder than one that is "closed book"... The class was very successful in drafting the blazer along with the two piece sleeve which they learned only last class with many, many interruptions by Zoom, so I'm very proud they did such a good job in understanding the sleeve and how it's drafted.... There are 6 basic steps to it, but there are about 5 steps within each step LOL!!! That's a lot of steps!
For anyone who has ever sewn a blazer you know how much work it is to bring it to fruition, these ladies are going to have a finished blazer by mid-July! They are going to be working A LOT with a lot of homework, I have no doubt it will get done :) Good Job!!
Homework is to sew the mock up by tracing the pattern pieces for the outside layer only, mark all the notches accordingly, add grainlines, pocket placement and transfer all the markings on to the mock up by tailor tacking. Do not add any hem allowances or seam allowances to the centre front or collar.
Included in the tailor tacking are the vertical and horizontal grainline on the sleeve, horizontal grainline at the waistline on both front and back, roll line in red thread, pocket placement, all the seams need to be marked as well. Yes folks I'm talking about the mock up, there can’t be any room for error when cutting the blazer so any fit issues have to dealt with at this stage...
List of materials needed: These may be purchased within the next couple of weeks, they are not required for the next class...
See you then!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"