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!