Well ladies your sewing prowess amazes me! The mock ups you did of the basic bodice were AMAZING!!! You seem to have grasped the concept very well and understand the principles of the draft very well. The fit was almost perfect the first time.
For all the other readers out there here is what Janet had to say "this is the best fitting pattern we have ever had bar none!" Miriam added " we have been taking classes for the past NINE years trying to find a well fitting pattern"
This is an absolutely wonderful assessment of the drafting technique. I am very proud to be teaching this!
So the homework for this week is to draft one master pattern with the front princess lines as shown on page 44 then trace the pattern pieces for the princess and mock princess dress using both the generic and personal measurements. Draft ONE back only with the mock princess lines as shown on page 60 in both measurements. If there is time sew together a mock of these styles, one doing the princess and one the mock princess. In the end you will have one master pattern and two styles of dress/top! How cool is that????
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"