Hello all what a busy class it was on Monday! You have done a great job so far, keep it up only one week left!
Your homework for this week of course is to study for the exam, the scales, labels and their uses, the various formulas for figuring out the base dart and try to do a draft of a front and back without the book so you can find out what you need to practice.
The other part of the homework is to cut the top drafted on Monday using the stretch fabric brought to class on Monday. Cut out the front and back as well as the facings for the front and back complete with interfacing. Hint * for the back facing just trace the neckline, measure 4 cm at the shoulder incline and 4 cm at the centre back and join the points by measuring down 4 cm from the neckline all the way across then cut it out and voila` the back facing! Please use a fusi-knit to interface the facings only. Bring all this to the next class and we will put them together.
The other thing I would like to do is demonstrate how to finish the vest by sewing together the side seams. There will only be 2 hours of sewing time so if you would like a digital record of how to finish the vest bring in a recording device and use it as I do the demo. I doubt there will be enough time to do both the top and vest during this class. Please bring an extension cord if you happen to have a spare one with multiple outlets.
Have a great 2 weeks!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"