I want to thank these lovely ladies for coming from far and wide to learn the wonderful art of pattern drafting! I hope you enjoyed the class as much as I did! You accomplished a great deal in a short period of time you should be very proud of yourselves.
Your homework this week is to draft a new pattern using your personal measurements then create a mock up for yourselves. Please try on the mock up just for fun but don't pin it or do anything to it at all. We will analyze each one in class and see how the changes are made on the master pattern and pattern pieces. I also asked you to exchange measurements with a classmate and draft a new pattern with the different measurements, change the numbers the whole thing seems to change.
Keep reciting the drafting two-step; 1, 2, 3, slide, 4, 5, 6, draw the line for the shoulder incline outloud as you are drafting. By doing that it will help you get into a rhythm minimizing mistakes. By the next class I will expect to hear everyone reciting the drafting two-step as they draft :)
For the next class we will be making the necessary adjustments to the initial patterns to reflect body issues if any, the next thing will be to add more shaping to the front and back in the form of darts, princess lines and mock princess lines. If time permits we may touch on the set in sleeve as well. Quite a tall order but I know you ladies are up for the challenge!
Have a great two weeks!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"