Ok so today was a very productive day for Andrew, in a two hour class he completed a pants draft, cut and sewed the mock up to fit on him AND he continued with the storyboard for welt pockets! I have to say the mock up was PERFECT on him! I am so impressed with this young man he is going to make a great tailor when he is finished the program. It does take a bit of time but in the end perfection cannot be rushed, I would rather take a little extra time to teach people the correct techniques by using the storyboards, which are the best learning tools ever, than just skimming over things and hoping for the best.
In case you are wondering what storyboards are; they are techniques that are broken down into steps that students actually sew or draft and are used much like a flip-chart showing each step in the process. They are time consuming with all the repetition but in the end it's the repetition that re-enforces and helps the muscle memory remember what to do. This is my own system of teaching devised with students in mind so they can have a 3D reference at home when I'm not around to help but I digressed......
Andrew your homework is to draft a new pair of pants complete with front and back pockets and front fly zipper. Keep the master pattern intact as I showed you in class today and trace the pattern pieces complete with all the markings, labeled etc. Also do another welt on the storyboard with the tab to add the pocket sack next week.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"