Well what a great class for Isabella today! We covered a lot of ground starting with set-in sleeve installation which she did perfectly! I have a picture to prove how good this young woman really is, the sleeve had no puckers at all something that a seasoned sewer sometimes has trouble with and this was her first sleeve installation using a woven fabric! I am so very proud of Isabella for being so dedicated to learning tailoring, and she can draft patterns with lightning speed too! The white thread was to show which sleeve was installed by whom..... GREAT JOB!
Homework will be to create a second sleeve with the larger upper arm adjustment, draft a second front using different measurements with 2 base darts on page 66 transferring the fullness to the neckline plus graphic number 1; the 2 base darts with the yoke. In addition I would like you to attempt the draft on page 67 with the darts transferred to the centre front. The next sewing project will be to choose one of these styles to make a finished garment with sleeves of your choice. Next class we will be doing the drafts on page 69 with the wing collar and the special sleeve at the top right hand corner.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"