I have learned that Monday, October 10, is Thanksgiving in Canada. I wish them all a big dinner and to stay warm. I had to call Canada this weekend and found out it was snowing in Calgary. And here we are, in San Diego, where it is vey very warm. Next week, it will get cool. Maybe we will see the temperature dip into the 60’s. The up and down temperatures are sure to continue till November. Even then, it really doesn’t snow in San Diego. Hence, I needed to find a picture that expressed the season as I saw it in Southern California. The leaves are turning colors and Stella, my pussy cat, just loves it. They crackle under her paws and she has been told not to eat the leaves. She has been hanging around me this weekend. I caught a sore throat and had to sleep it off. I am much better, thanks to all that purring in my ears.
As to the classes:
Last week, we started making the dress forms conform to our bodies. This week we will finish. I will make sure that you look marvelous. Then it will be time to pad out the dress forms and put the cover on. You will need to bring your cotton upholstery batting, a couple of plastics from a dry cleaners, your sacrificial bra, and your slipcover. By the end of Monday night’s class, your dress form will be all but completed. IF you want to leave your form in the back room, make sure you have Amy’s tags. See the last post. She tells you where to get them.
We are ready to start our Sewing Operations Portfolio Samples. There are still one or 2 more Textile Presentations to present. Some of you have already started working on your upcycling projects. Remember, you need to have hours, the presentation, the samples and the upcycling project for a grade.
Flat Pattern Manipulation:
Last week, we made 5 master basic sloper patterns out of manila paper. What you didn’t catch, was that there will be 6. Some of you have a one dart sloper front and some of you, have a 2 dart sloper front. In the end, you will all have a one dart and a two dart master basic sloper. I will show you how. The rest of the manila paper I have, will be used for the last sloper. It’s easy. This week, you will practice making knockoffs and I will grade what you have completed, thus far. I checked the pricing of a stamp to remember everything you need to put on a pattern/sloper. Staples wanted $50 for the simple 3 by 5 inch stamp. It was NOT even self-inking. I just can’t do it.
Sew Fun 1:
2 weeks ago: we serged and learned some marking techniques. This passed week, I didn’t hold the class. I took off to kill what was brewing before it got really bad. This week, we will finish up all our prep and begin to sew. This is the week, we will get into TLC for the school’s straight stitch sewing machines. I will be back to teaching with a post nasal drip and a cough. The last remnants of what was starting up.
Links and Things:
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-hobbies-sewing-resources/ Denise wanted me to share this sewing link with you. Hope you find it useful !!!!! There is alot of information here.
http://www.suebox.com/store/Embroidery-Collections-amp-Designs/Sparkling-Christmas-Collection/32-Christmas-Design.html Sue Box is a fabulous site that sometimes has free embroidery designs. Make sure you download them in PES format. This one, is the most universal, if you do not have an embroidery machine.
I belong to sew many newsletters. The best for Tailoring is Scabal. Here is the last post. My advice is to join this group. They are very classic.
For those of you, who are starting your own business: Here are some Liz Goodgold words. Subcribe to her blog. She will share lots of gems….
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See you all in Class !!!!!