Whew!!! One week off and it FLEW by! Ladies fasten your seat belts for the sleeves module! This will give you the freedom to create garments all summer long to get ready for the fall! Can I tell you how exciting it is to wear your own creations?! It's better than fine wine with cheese and grapes fed to you by a handsome manservant with a feather fan!!! There is nothing that looks better than a well fitting garment on a body no matter what size or shape as long as the garment fits well it will look AMAZING.
Our shopping trip was a real trip (no pun intended!). We had such a great time touring Beker Fashions, owner Ron Beker was very gracious and patient answering questions and showing us around explaining the ins and outs of the garment industry. Do you know that the fabric is chosen first before any sketching is done? It makes sense because the fabric can be very inspiring, I always tell my students to listen to the fabric and do as it says, you will never make fabric do something that it doesn't want to do! Take into account the texture, weave, weight, if there it's a print or a solid and go with it, you can't go wrong! Anyway we had a great time and got some good deals, looking forward to the next trip.
I have been trying to upload a video on the pants draft and have been unsuccessful thus far. I just found out that I need to re-format the video in order to post it online so at my first opportunity to seek some help on this matter I will post a pants draft online.
Have a wonderful long weeken
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"