This Week in the Classroom

Dear A-Team:

Draping: We are rounding the corner on fitting the dressform slipcovers. Some of you are ready for the final fitting. How exciting !!!!! It works out really really good to have helpers for the fitting. This makes everything go faster. Thank you very much Mildred and Maureen !!!!!

Here is something you need to know: I called and found out the scoop. When you go to Keyston Bros, yes…..bring your attendance card. Yes……you will get wholesale pricing if you do this

Couture Tailoring: Check out this picture !!! Paola is shaping her under collar on a ham!!!

Last week, we did pad stitching, taping, and pressing with a wet cloth. I also prepped for this week. This week, we are making: 3 pockets and one bound buttonhole. Special thanks goes out to Rosie who brought in handouts from the University of Kansas concerning bespoke hand stitching. She also brought in a handout with all the addresses of the San Diego Yardage Towns. I am going to photocopy the Yardage Town information for all.

Remember to get your CSIDS attendance card from the office. Online registration is just around the corner…….. And go to to sign up for emergency notice information from the school. E2ce notification is in the lower right hand corner under quick links. THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE LIBRARY BOOKS OUT….. This is the time to bring them back.

Great Links: Free Celtic Design. Great Serging Techniques. Drawing on Fabric.

Here is an interesting assortment of books from Amazon. Some of them, have that Look Inside feature.

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See you all in class this week !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Joan McKenna

Associate Professor

Office: 619-588-2244

Fax: 619-579-2278