I had adjusted the sleeves on a particular style of ladies equestrian jacket in the fall, my task was to make the sleeve longer and more tapered. This is a two piece sleeve so no walk in the park..... The first task is to shrink the armhole then use those dimensions to draft a new sleeve according to the manufacturers instructions. It all worked out very well, I was at the factory for a couple of hours, worked on the pattern pieces and made a mock up for the owner to see. His response was very positive but he said it's not up him, it's up to the buyers to see if they would like the changes or not.
Since then he has taken the samples made to show his buyers around the globe, by doing so he was very surprised! In his words "This almost never happens, in fact I don't think it every happens" I'm wondering what is he about to say, is this a good thing or a bad thing........
He continued, "The buyers all LOVED the sleeve! Usually they want something changed but not this time, everything was perfect. They loved the length, width, hang of the sleeve; all of them did, there was not one change requested!"
So on Thursday I was at the factory from 8:30 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening completing the rest of the sizes.
I could not have been happier! This just validated all that I have been doing over the past 8 years in promoting the program and teaching the pattern drafting method. It is truly a precise method with exceptional results.
Thank you Stuart for taking a chance on me metric and all! :)