What a student! This wonderful young woman created mock ups for the bodice, pants, skirt and sleeve without any instruction on pattern draft at all until this class on Monday! She followed the graphics in the book and did phenomenal job, the mock up for the bodice fit very well, a little issue with the shaping lines and that it! The skirt was PERFECT! The pants were the only garment with an issue but it would have been an issue regardless because it has to do with the negative space inside the crotch and how to curve the crotch for women's wear that has seemed to escape most if not all manufacturers, so that was expected.
I showed Amanda how to correct the crotch curve plus how to figure out exactly how to measure the distance between the waist and hips for a more perfect pattern. She seems to have a really good grasp on the pattern draft so I am not concerned at all about her studies.
Homework is to make the necessary adjustments on the pants keeping the tissue taped to the master pattern, scoop out the back crotch, add to the front crotch to make it sit closer to the body, add small dart to centre back to avoid gaping. Create a new mock up of pants to show next class reflecting the changes made from fitting. This part of the homework needs to be done before continuing on to the next part.
Draft capris on page 13(15) with the yoke using personal measurements and incorporate any necessary changes as seen on previous mock up.
Also re-stitch the bodice princess seams to smooth out the lines as discussed in class.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"