Hello all we are continuing with our online learning with the Bradford class. All was going well until Rogers came and cut the cable!!!! Imagine my surprise when there was no internet at all!!! I called in to Rogers to find out what is going on and the person said there was no outage (these happen in the country quite often) in the area and asked if there was anyone working on the street. I said no but I would check anyway, I go upstairs to look outside and much to my surprise there were indeed 2 workers on our property line burying the cable! Can you believe it? I asked what they were doing, they said they knocked on the door, of course I couldn't here them in the middle of a lesson and didn't answer so they proceeded to think there was no one home! I felt like saying "Really dude where on earth would I go in the middle of a lockdown????". There was no other time they could have cut the cable, it had to be on a Thursday afternoon the only day every other week that I have a standing appointment!!! Of course then it would not be inconvenient now would it?
The class was very patient waiting for me to be back online, we ran out of time a couple of times on Zoom but managed to eventually finish the class. It really sucks that we were very unceremoniously interrupted, we were on such a roll at the time, it's a bit hard to get back into it after an interruption like that. Anyway all is well that ends well, on the upside this post would have been much shorter and more boring without this story to tell LOL!
We got to work on the robe draft with a shawl collar and a double breasted centre front which is the introduction to adding collars to garments. So far we are working on drafts only with the sewing left to when we can re-convene live classes, soon I hope...
Homework for is to trace pattern pieces for the robe drafted with personal measurements and one additional draft using different measurements, both master pattern and pattern pieces are to be drafted and traced.
Hopefully next class we won't be interrupted! We will be drafting the coat dress with the shawl collar, please prepare a basic sheath pattern using personal measurements to add the collar in class.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"