Well ladies you have completed your introduction to pattern drafting a bodice and pants with flying colours I might add! In 24 hours of instruction time you all have successfully completed the bodice front and back both a sheath and princess front, set in sleeve, pants front and back and adjustments!
Today was particularly productive because everyone is familiar with both the tools and the lingo so we could fine tune any personal adjustments that were necessary. My recommendation to all is to create new drafts incorporating the changes discussed in class ASAP while everything is still fresh in your mind. Next step is to find another fit model with an entirely different shape and create drafts for them taking into account the actual measurements and comparing them to the draft, make the changes as shown in class. If you can make a mock up for the person and fit them reading the mock up to see if your assessment of the body is correct.
For future studies my suggestion was to find something of interest to all and do full day workshops to complete the instruction book. I have every faith that you will complete the book in record time, the talent in the group is unparalleled!
Thank you for allowing me the privilege of sharing some of my knowledge with you, it has been my pleasure!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"