Well, we are almost @ the close of a Wonderful Sewing Year! The Art of Intensive Basic Patternmaking finished for the year. Adeline corrected her patterns and re-cut the bodice in the muslin. And the Top fit her very well :) We were very pleased! The Front closed properly and it fit close enough to her body with the ease needed for movement.
And truely, I would have to say that all I have learned in regards to Pattern making & Correcting for a good fit, I learned on the job training, inspite of my degree in Pattern making Technology. I learned it by being thrust into it throughout my years in my full-time profession as a Sr. Technical Designer in the Intimate Apparel Industry, making judgments, taking chances and correcting the patterns. And I can say the majority of the time, the fit was corrected. So it is the same principles and concepts to making corrections no matter what field or niche you may decide to specialize in. The key to Pattern making is simply, if you don't Try it, Design it, Draft it & Make it, you'll never Learn it! It is a hands on skill and Practice Perfects the Gift! You can't be afraid to try something from manipulating your slopers to make something. So I thank all of my students for challenging themselves with something new! :)
Just a brief update for Soul Collections courses, Advanced Sewing is now turning into Intermediate Level 2,3 (The Art of Basic Sewing is Level 1) & The Art of Advanced Sewing will be added w/various specializations offered for 2010. Lastly, but certainly not least, we have a Winner!! for the prize in the now Art of Advanced Sewing, which will be presented on their last class Dec. 5th. And the last class for this year starts this Saturday, and I'm looking foward to the students advancing.