Draping Class #8
For this week’s class we were to come in with our boned bodices sewn and boned for the teacher to inspect. My front princess seams were puckery. So she is having me resew them with the front panel clipped. Can’t believe I forgot to do that. I’m surprised that I was even able to sew it to my very curvy princess panel. Here’s a picture of my pattern pieces to remind you.
Then, in order to keep the class moving ahead, we draped three collars. The mandarin collar, the banded collar and the convertible collar. I didn’t see much of a difference between the mandarin and the banded collar in looks, but the drape is completely different. The mandarin collar is draped with the straight of grain on the center back and the banded collar is draped with straight of grain on the center front. When you’re done, the pattern pieces look completely different, but they look essentially the same on. Weird. And you can used the banded collar as your collar stand for a regular collar.
The convertible collar is pretty cool. No stand required. The bias of the fabric is used to achieve the collar.
We don’t have class next week as it is Veteran’s Day. We are to have our boned bodice completely finished with fashion fabric by our next class.
In other sewing news, I have been deeply immersed in my next project. I hope to unveil it later this long weekend when it’s finished. But first I have to stop at Home Depot for some chain. I have been working on it nearly non-stop for the last few days, even refraining from drinking wine at night so I can work “unenhanced” in the evening hours. I’m obsessed, I tell you, absolutely obsessed. But let me leave with you a shot of the devastation of my sewing room and a sneak peek of the object of my obsession.