In my last fashion design course update I shared the fitted bodice block I submitted for project 5 and here’s some good news… I got a DN (Distinction) which I was really happy about
Yesterday I submitted project 6 which was to draft a pattern for a fitted vest. I only made the vest in calico as I didn’t want to waste my fashion fabric on this project as I can’t really see myself wearing a vest and especially when we’re coming into summer. Today it reached 44 degrees and it’s still Spring with a month to go until Summer so it’s looking like we’re going to be in for a very long and very hot summer here in Port Hedland this year.
Anyway back to the fitted vest I drafted and sewed all by my little old self LOL
This is the pic of the front view that I submitted for my assignment. That chin sure isn’t looking too good! I’m going to blame my photographer for that one (sorry hubby). I think he needs to work on his photography skills hahaha
One thing about sewing a project in calico is you can definitely see the drag or pull lines really easy. As you can see in this one I’ve got a few… not bad but to me it looks like I needed to add a little more ease for the girls as it’s pulling a little across my bust and I could have added a little more in my side seam dart as well. If you look closely you can see my stitching lines as I transfer all my pattern markings onto my calico using waxed tracing paper that I absolutely love and can’t live without!
The good thing about this course is that I’m also learning to see what’s not right and coming up with solutions I can test out to rectify them. I know that once I get a lot more practice behind me I’ll be able to see them and amend my patterns quite easily. Like most things in life… practice makes perfect
There is a three part written component to the drafting assignments I submit where you have to write a detailed evaluation of your work in terms of pattern (how you constructed your pattern), adjustments (what adjustments you made to your draft to ensure a better fit) and fit (how it fitted you), plus you have to include your body measurements. So with all the info I submitted with this one I hope I get an alright grade… Another HD would be nice but most importantly I look forward to the feedback from my wonderful assessor Yvonne.
So that’s all the sewing I’ve been up to this week and I’m now working on drafting a pattern for a shirt with long sleeves, cuffs, and a collar, which could turn ugly if I choke myself with the collar hahaha
Till next time happy sewing