Isabella did a great job on the top, her first top ever that she drafted and sewed, it fit very well we were both pleased with the simple top shaped only with a dressmaker dart. There was a little gaping at the armhole so that needed adjusting, I explained to Isabella the cause of the problem known as "gaposis" that was an indicator the base dart was not large enough or the shoulder measurement is smaller than the basic block and needs to be addressed.
During yesterday's class we drafted the sheath front and back complete with the fish eye darts and made adjustments to accommodate the smaller shoulders we then sewed a mock up, by "we" I mean Isabella LOL! She sewed the mock without using ONE pin!!! So proud of this lovely young woman who is wise beyond her young years!
Isabella your homework is to draft 2 more tops using same measurements as last week complete with the fish eye darts and do mock ups to fit the body. Please check the shoulder measurements once again to be sure they are accurate. Have a great couple of weeks! FYI you left your measurements here.....
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"