Every once in a while I feel the need to challenge myself and do something out of the ordinary, today was one of those days, I took a masters class from a very good friend and very talented tailor who has been a master tailor for about 50 years!
You are probably wondering why I needed to take a masters class on tailoring? This is men's wear and it's very finicky if you think ladies wear is difficult well you ain't seen nothing yet! No matter how much knowledge one has there is always room for improvement and there is always something new to learn. Today was no exception I learned A LOT! My friend actually takes apart the zipper, installs it separately on both sides of the pants then puts it together before finishing the inseam and crotch! It's hilarious to see it in the works the side seams, pockets, waistband, zipper are completely finished! The pants look like a skirt with a crotch point!
Now I will take my new found knowledge (except for the taken apart zipper!) and apply it to a suit for my husband, the lucky devil, this will be his Valentine's/birthday gift from me!
So senior class get ready for a steep learning curve and a lot of work! The models are going to LOVE their new threads when finished! I am very excited to see the outcome.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"