Happy Valentines Day to Isabella who came to class on that day!
This young woman is AMAZING! I thought I would challenge her a bit and piled on the homework because there was going to be a two week interval between classes, well the joke was on me! Isabella completed all of her homework and then some! The best part is it was almost perfect! There were a few minor errors, she has some stitch picking to do but all in all it was very well done.
In class we added facings to the armholes and neckline of a front buttoning top which was completed with great ease on Isabella's part.
In true form there is homework; remove zipper and back seam on sundress, press the seam line back in place, baste the seam together then machine stitch it before adding zipper. Seam allowance on zipper opening must be interfaced before adding zipper then the zipper must be basted in before stitching making sure the print lines up perfectly before sewing. Cut facings for front and back complete with interfacing. Draft dresses on page 77, empire cut, one with front pleats one with darts. Trace the pattern pieces using one front and two styles. Finish top by hand as shown in class and make notes of the steps taken to complete the top to show me for next week.
Have a great week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"