I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Isabella to Le Grand Chic Italia! Isabella is a returning student looking to learn the bodice section of book 1, she has already completed the skirts and pants section, took a break and decided she wanted to continue. It's with great pleasure that I will be teaching this fine young woman the art of tailoring.
Just so we start off on the right foot Isabella gets homework on the first day, actually she gets extra homework because she will be coming every two weeks instead of weekly!
So your homework for this class is to draft a bodice front and back using two different sets of measurements plus you are to make a mock up of the bodice front and back using personal measurements. I want to see the master pattern drafts for the different measurements as well as the measurement charts for each one. For the mock up please put seam allowance only at the side and shoulder seams, there is to be no S A at the neckline, armhole or hemline. You can use broadcloth or something inexpensive for this mock up. I will need to see the fit at the beginning of next class.
Have a good couple of weeks!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"