This is a 10 week module and we’re already half way through. We’ve got to the part where we make 1/4 scale patterns and do dart manipulation (two things which long-time readers will know I am quite used to). I looked in the tutor’s file when I had finished the day’s work shortly after lunch and noticed that whoever had done that file had done many more examples than we were required to do. If I do lots more examples I’ll get a higher grade (and I’m aiming for the top band of 85-100%), so I found a download online of quarter-scale patterns to save time. I found one here, and added a sleeve and changed the side seam on the skirt to where I thought it ought to be.
I thought I’d share the new fifth-scale pattern with you. Here’s the link (I just learned how to add downloadable files on Blogger!).
I think I’ll add technical drawings to go with the patterns I make; that should get my grade up! I’m also adding a lot of the stuff from this blog to my file. I’ve already done the work, I might as well get graded on it! I’m going to do lots of things, like lingerie patterns, jeans, machine-tailoring patterns and anything else I can imagine and for which I have time.
I have something to look forward to in January 2015: the class is going to Paris! I’ve never been abroad before and going to France is on my mental Bucket List! I’m so looking forward to it!
I think that will do for today; I’ve got Christmas jobs to look for! : )