Sorry for the delay in posting this, had a mother of the bride emergency! A poor woman went to get her dress altered someplace and had to come to me to fix it..... she came yesterday morning and it was sad, the dress had to be hemmed and it was not even pressed once it was hemmed! I could not believe it plus there was a bunch of other issues that were not even addressed at all. I'm wondering if the person doing the alterations even realized what needed to be done..... I guess this is why one of my graduates was hired by Nordstrum's in the alterations department because they have been trained to look at everything on a garment when assessing an alteration plus they know how to draft patterns so they know why the garment is not fitting in the end they know where to touch to get the alteration right! But I digressed.....
Janet and Miriam are on sleeves now making them very happy and they are learning how the different adjustments affect the garment's feel and fit already expressing preferences on fit and feel of the different mock ups. This is the very basis of the program fitting the garment in the most comfortable and appropriate way possible. Once this is achieved then the students can begin to stylize according to fabrics, season etc. As the graduates have acknowledged they will never look at clothes in the same manner again! I digressed again, sorry seems I have a lot to say tonight :)
So your homework is to draft the sleeves on page 50, 51 and the bell sleeve on page 52, cut one sleeve of each style out of fabric just to see what it looks like. Next class we will be covering the pleated sleeve, there is a specific way of folding the paper to get the desired look. Be prepared to answer questions as well.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"