This class started on Saturday morning with tools they had never seen before, terminology foreign to most, made to learn something one way only to have it flipped around so it is a mirror image of the initial technique!! Well let me tell you they are troopers (hence bootcamp LOL) and worked until they got it right resulting in mock ups THAT FIT the first time!! Yes there were some adjustments to be done but very, very minimal and completely expected because bodies are not cookie cutter shapes, they are unique and perfect for each individual person hence my tag line "the clothes must fit the body, not the body fit the clothes"
Kudos ladies on a job well done! I would have to give an A+ for effort/accomplishment to all!!
Nevertheless there is homework:
- Draft princess and mock princess top patterns using personal measurements and a mock up for each style
- Draft and sew princess seam, mock princess or sheath pattern using two different measurements (pick one style and make both mock ups using same style to compare issues)
- Check out page 48 graphic “dress with sleeve” to see the ½ shoulder adjustment on the back how it’s transferred to the front
- Check out page 72 to see the adjustment for the longer front neck to waist than the back adjustment
- Next class we will be completing and sewing the mock princess dress on page 61 with a different neckline, flared at the hem, back mock princess seams, if possible we might even add a sleeve to the mix! Please draft a front and back dress (the skirt length is on the chart) using the generic measurements to bring to class, a master draft only with front mock princess seams to the hem and the back with only side shaping NO DART we will be adding the back princess seams in class
- Please study the pattern graphics to see if you can figure out the procedure, there will be a quiz
- Master generic pattern front and back
- Muslin or broadcloth for a mock up of the dress on page 61
- Sewing machines
- Sewing kits etc
- Drafting stuff