Last night was my last pattern drafting class for the summer. 😦 (Fingers crossed they offer another evening course in the fall)
We worked on adding fullness – basically adding gathers. Here’s a peek at two of the designs we did.
Again we started with this:
First we did a design with a gathered panel across the bust. If it was sewn up, it might look something like this: (Please excuse my crummy drawings)
The pattern pieces turned out like this:
We cut the pattern in three sections and slashed and spread the center piece to add the gathers. Here’s a better look at it:
The next design was this “light bulb” top. It’s a flat panel in the center, with gathering all around.
The pattern pieces look like this:
It took a lot of slashing and spreading to get enough fullness to get those gathers all around the top of the “bulb.” I think my pattern piece kind of looks like a fish bone!
So that’s it for pattern drafting class, for now – which is such a bummer. I really loved this class and going back in school, which might make me a giant dork, but that’s nothing new!
Me at Age 4 – So happy to be “studying”