Looking forward to the men's wear class next week! Homework, yes homework already even before the class starts!
So I ask you who else would give students homework BEFORE the class even starts?????? The answer is only ME!
My senior class is going to be doing men's wear so a man's suit is on deck complete with all the tailoring elements in a traditional jacket and pants. A tall order for these ladies! I have no doubts that they will not only complete the task but excel at it.
So I sent out an email with the homework, it reads:
"Hello ladies I have been working on my husband’s suit very hard in order to better explain how to complete a man’s suit to the class. The suit has many components that’s why I had decided to have you work in pairs/groups on each suit. You will all get a chance to work on every aspect of the drafting, construction etc so no worries about not learning there is plenty of work to go around
IN the meantime I would ask you to dig out your notes from the blazer and read them as well as practice some pad-stitching using some scraps following the notes and then bring the samples to class so I can take a look at them please (I said please!). You can also practice some overcast stitches on some fabric that really frays.
If you have some spare time between 2 and 4 am and can’t sleep you can try a practice draft of the boyfriend jacket in book 2 just to refresh your memory...... There will not be a lot of time for reviewing as the suit is labour intensive especially after the masters class I took in Toronto on tailoring, a lot of new material and fine tuning going to be covered. I would like to have most of the work done in class to see and help everyone if possible.
So get ready to work, work, work! You know you love me really you do!!!!!"
Should this group love or hate me???? I bet once they receive their diploma they will thank me for putting them through their paces :)
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"