Jill chose to start with pants as they are the garment she has the hardest time fitting her body so today we started with the dreaded/necessary storyboard! The storyboard is created using generic measurements then we take that knowledge and create personal drafts, this gives students a lot of practice using the tools, getting the muscle memory to kick in along with cognitive/visual associations between the lines and numbers will go a long way in clarifying and simplifying pattern drafting. I find it's an excellent tool for beginners to practice plus the added benefit of having a 3-D reference to use at home when doing homework!
Speaking of homework I know it's the first day of class after a couple of false starts with weather related cancellations, we do live in Canada after all, it would not be normal if we didn't have to make allowances for weather!!!
But I digress...... homework is to draft a pants front using personal measurements same as the one done in class plus 2 more pants front using different measurements.
Next class we will be drafting the pants back in the form of a storyboard using generic measurements as well as personal measurements. We will cut a mock up and sew it together to fit in class. Please bring fabric to create a mock to fit your body, this will stay with the pattern so any type of fabric with no stretch will be fine.
Have a great day, see you Monday at 1:30 pm.