Hello ladies, job well done on the various assignments!
Your homework for this week is to complete the pattern for the blouse on page 77 with the hidden buttons. Please have the pattern pieces all marked with notches and grainlines etc. You can go ahead and cut the fabric if you are confident the pattern is correct for the fabric, mark the fold lines with tailor tacks making sure you mark the actual centre front with a different colour thread. Please bring your sewing machine next week, all the sewing for this project will be done in class. I have allowed 3 classes for this shirt (one down, two to go!).
The shirt must have long sleeves with cuffs, in the event you don't want cuffs on the actual shirt you will wear you don't have to have them. If this is the case you will be required to create a separate sleeve with a cuff. This assignment is to be graded so in the interests of fairness all the work has to be equal. The cuffs are to be drafted using the red square, the width of the cuff is at your discretion but it should be cut so it will be folded when sewn.
The collar required is a stand up collar (collar stand only), if you choose you may have a shirt collar with the stand as shown on page 76. Follow the directions on page 76 or refer back to book one, the man's shirt for more specifics on both the stand and collar. FYI: the collar and stand are to be drafted using the rectangles and shaping following directions not the red square.
The only part of this shirt to be interfaced is the collar and cuffs there is no interfacing on the centre over/underlap unless the fabric is lightweight in which case the interfacing used is organza. Please bring any interfacing to class DO NOT INTERFACE AT HOME.
Have a great week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"