Great job Joanne! You accomplished a lot the first class! It is a lot of information to absorb at one time that's why I recommend 2 hour private classes for drafting instead of longer unless there is sewing involved. Anyone who sews can tell you that time just flies by when one starts a sewing project and then it's "I'll do this then stop", "after this I'll stop" before you know it 6 hours have gone by without blinking! Joanne has a good understanding of sewing for a beginner and it looks like she will understand the drafting well.
So Joanne you have no one to blame but yourself for your homework assignment for being so good at what you do :)
Your homework for this week is to draft a pencil skirt using personal measurements, cut and sew a mock up to try on next week. Remember these patterns do not have seam allowances you must chalk them in on the fabric. For the mock ups we generally leave seam allowances only at the vertical seams meaning the side seams and the centre back seam, none at the waist and no hem allowance because we want to see where the finished edge will land on the body. So you do get a bit of a break for the mock up LOL! Next class we will fit the mock up and continue with the A-line and tapered skirt pattern draft taking into account adjustments, if any, seen on the mock up.
Have a great week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"