Hello all, sorry for the delay in writing my head has been a bit dizzy and taking a while to settle down so I can focus on my work....
Anyway today has been much better so here I am, the class is a little behind in the men's wear my rationale when setting up the class was that each suit would have 2 people working on it for 27 classroom hours each totaling 54 "man" hours per suit. I felt this might be enough time but I was wrong a man's suit takes a very long time to make, there are many components to it and a very steep learning curve for both students and teacher :) Guess I'll know better for next time.....
The ladies are doing an excellent job, working well together to make sure the gentlemen end up with a great looking and fitting suit!
I hope most of the class was able to do the padstitching on the lapels, there is still the collar to padstitch and the sleeves to install and tailor as well. We still haven't even discussed the pants.... wait until the waistband has to be installed to hear the laughs! Today I installed the waistband on my husband's pants and it was a trip especially the hook and eye, it took me THREE tries to finally get it right! See even with plenty of experience there are still challenges so I laugh at myself and start again!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"