Hello all so back to normal! After a very busy time with moving back home, selling the property, trip to Vegas, company as soon as we got back, Whew! It sure felt good to be teaching again!
We had a great class with Nita who is an experienced sewer already but could never draft patterns, in her words "I could alter patterns, move things around but never start with a piece of paper and a pencil, this has been a gift from God for me to find you to teach me how to draft patterns"
I only spent one hour with Nita last night, we had a preliminary session prior to me leaving just to check and make sure everything was working fine, webcams, lighting etc so while we were face to face, so to speak, I explained a few things to her and actually gave her homework to complete even before we formally started classes! Well I have to say Nita did a great job of completing the homework, she has a great understanding of garments and patterns which in itself is a big help but can be a hindrance at times if students over-think things. Not this time!
To backtrack I had Nita try to figure out the pencil skirt draft on her own after giving a few pointers on how to read the instruction book and by golly, by gum she did! So the time we spent was very productive we covered an A-line, tapered, low-rise as well as a godet or bias skirt. ALL IN ONE HOUR!!!
So for homework Nita is to draft one of each; A-line, tapered, low-rise as well as a godet or bias skirt. Plus she is to create a pencil skirt with 2 darts on both the front and back along with a mock up to see the fit on her. If she doesn't feel the need to sleep at all she can also do a mock up of one of the other skirts! I can tell she is going to zip right through the skirts section without a problem! Keep up the good work!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"