Sewing classes in chicago: tchad: drafting: workroom: final dress project: red silk: black buttons

I Know How to Sew, But I Have This Picture I Drew…

We get a lot (dude.  a LOT) of requests for first time projects up here.  Sometimes there is an automatic veto, sometimes there is a warning or caveat, and sometimes we are ON BOARD from the start.  This post is about one of the times we had no doubt.

She came to us at first with just a rendering of the dress:

Initial rendering of student's dress.
Initial rendering of student’s dress. Drawings on each side blanked out because “I know how many people look at your stuff!” 🙂

We didn’t want to take the time to draft the sloper from scratch – it would have taken too long and eaten into our class time.  She was more interested in using the sloper to rough out the shape and work on her own personal sloper at home.

 

 

 

Muslin Samples from first draft of pattern...
Muslin Samples from first draft of pattern…

 

Muslin Samples from first draft of pattern...
Muslin Samples from first draft of pattern…

So, using our standard Workroom sloper we developed the pattern and muslin sample that needed NO alterations.  This is extremely rare and speaks to the quality of the sloper itself as well as the way her designer’s eye works.

Behold:

Final dress with buttons being attached, after only one version!
Final dress with buttons being attached, after only one version!

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