Boy oh boy I have to get up pretty early in the morning to stay ahead of this crowd!!!! These students work at lightning speed, I ask them to do a task, blink and it's completed! Not just completed but completed accurately! So I guess I'm going to have to up my game to challenge these talented individuals :)
Yesterday we covered some adjustments to accommodate the individual body issues as shown by the actual measurements and are taken into account at the drafting stage such as the front neck to waist longer/shorter than the back. The half shoulder width longer/shorter than the pattern, double check some of the measurements for a better more accurate fit. It was a real eye opener for the class especially when they realized you can't just ignore the numbers, you have to take them into account and address them properly. A good example of this is the youtube video I posted last year www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhEn9MVV46M
For the first homework assignment you were asked to draft patterns using personal measurements or a significant other, you were asked not to make any changes to the pattern that may have been reflected in the measurements. This is because to figure out where you are going you have to understand where you have been first. The starting point is the basic draft and shaping with no changes to more accurately see where changes need to take place if necessary. Once the mock ups are fit we will take into account any issues that may arise and make the necessary changes to the paper pattern.
Homework will be to draft one master pattern, two styles as shown on page 43 - 44, trace the pattern pieces and sew together a mock up of a princess seam dress taking your cues from the measurements used the previous week for any adjustments as shown in class. In class I said I want to see if you can figure out how to make a dress pattern out of basic bodice by adding the skirt length from the waist down, as I said I am challenging you! Please bring all the pattern pieces to class next week for me to check. In the event you were unable to complete the sheath top that was assigned the week before you are to complete that one as well.
The class next week will start at 12:30 and finish at 3:30 promptly there is a party or something at 4.....
Have a great week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"