Kudos Andrew! Job well done on the jeans! I usually allow two days for jean construction, Andrew did them in one!
Yes folks a pair of jeans in a five hour class! It was great all I had to do was say "put in the pockets" and in a short time there were pockets. Then I said 'put in the zipper' and a short time later we had a front fly zipper!
Andrew understood the difference between pants and jeans construction is only the top-stitching, everything else is pretty much the same, of course the fit and fabric are different but Andrew nailed the fit on the first try! He is a natural born tailor.
For homework all you have left to do is the hem, piece of cake, look at my tutorial on youtube and it will be easy to do.
To get ready for the drafting exam try drafting a few pants drafts without the book using different measurements then check to see what if anything needs work. We will get together in October, date to be determined for the drafting exam at which time the sewing exam will be assigned and must be completed within two weeks. I sent a rubric to better acquaint you with the marking criteria, I will need to see the pants on for the fit and then inside out for the finish. Creativity is a small portion of the marking but is a factor in the end result.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"