Hello ladies and welcome back to class it has been too long! I so enjoy teaching this wonderful group of women with a great sense of humour!
Your homework for this week is to trace the pattern pieces for each dress on page 63, please label them accordingly, add reference points, grainlines etc as shown at the bottom of page 63. You are then to choose one of the styles and create a mock up to bring to class for fitting next week. Please choose the bodice that is new to you and I would prefer the A-line skirt portion as in 3B in the book.
The class decided to go ahead with a full bustier for classes 3 and 4 so here is a list of materials to purchase.
These materials can be purchased from you vendor of choice, I personally use Bra Makers Supply from Hamilton as they mail it right to your door, I would say to call and speak to one of the salespeople rather than ordering online.
50 cm of duoplex (the fabric to make the front)
40 cm of elastic for the back
balconette cups or if you prefer a push up cup (this one is better from your local Fabricland)
underwire to match the cup size
50 to 60 cm underwire casing
50 cm non-slip elastic
1 metre folding elastic for bottom edge
30 cm of each side hook and eye tape
2.5 metres spiral boning along with 2 dozen tips
2 metres of clear plastic tubing
That about covers it! I will bring in some supplies next week so you can see what I am talking about have a great week!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"