Today I had my first class in pattern drafting. It was fun, I have to admit.
My teacher is a purple haired young designer and there are 9 in the class. We are being observed and held in check by a cute little chihuahua, barely larger than a King Prawn. We have to be careful not to step on it.
At one stage I was told; “man you are good with numbers” Uhm kinda. This is really easy arithmetic. Anyway, I learned how to draw a straight skirt and an A-line skirt from scratch at 1/4 of the size. After a lot of do this and do that things all of a sudden it started to look like the pattern pieces I am accustomed to. I am impressed with myself. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Finally again a use that part of mathematics which so often seemed useless when in school.
We don’t have official homework but we have been asked to repeat the exercises with our own sizes. Given that SO is going to be in Germany for two weeks I think I will.