Hello ladies what a day of mental aerobics yesterday! I'm sure you were all pretty much done in by the end of the day! I must say you are a resilient group of women and do a lot in a short period of time!
Because you are so talented your homework is to do 3 new pants drafts; one using your own measurements and two using different measurements. You can exchange measurements with each other of find a friend or three to use as fit models :)
In addition you are to create a mock up using personal measurements, mark the vertical and horizontal lines with a tracing wheel and be sure the marking are on the right side of the fabric. The pants will be fit with the seam allowances on the the inside as you would wear them.
The other thing we can't forget about is the bodice, because you will have about a month until the next class there is additional homework so you don't lose momentum; please re-do your bodices with the princess lines making the necessary changes that were discussed in class and fit them once again. Once they fit perfectly you are to venture further into the book and challenge yourself with some new designs like the blouses with the yoke and two darts that transfer to the neckline, not sure of the page number as I don't have the book in front of me at the moment....... Also please re-do your sleeves and draft some sleeve variations as shown in the book, the flared sleeve, gathered/pleated sleeve cap, make the larger upper arm adjustment as well.
That should keep you busy who needs to sleep right? Have a great few weeks, ciao
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"