Well it was interesting today to say the least! Andrew was not able to complete his homework so we improvised and worked on the hook and eye for men's pants. Easy enough right? Not even close! This little detail of the hook and eye really makes a difference in the whole construction process of the pants. Andrew has been wanting to cover this method for a while now and it was just not possible so today happened to be the day, by the end he was scratching his head wondering how it could be so different from adding a simple button and buttonhole! So we did the other Andrew's pants as a sample showing the process in it's completion, after that we did a couple of samples of the hook and eye and then Andrew did a complete sample of the waistband with the zipper installation. By the end it made total sense to Andrew the reason why the whole process changed; for a very clean finish on the inside plus a very functional hook and eye that will not come apart easily. The clean finish is the main reason for doing this specific process to install the waistband.
What makes me very happy is the fact that Andrew understands what I tell him, his upbeat disposition and puts what I teach him into practice. He made a pair of pants for his sister that fit perfectly, a body that is not easy to fit, he said it was so gratifying to complete the task successfully and what a great feeling and sense of accomplishment when his sister put the pants on and was happy with them saying this is the first time she had a pair of pants with no stretch that she could wear comfortably. Kudos Andrew!!!
Alas there is homework for next week please complete the coat dress mock up and sleeves ready for installation.
Have a great week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"