A truth I’ve learned about attending a sewing course full-time: Homework can actually be fun 🙂

This week we started doing bodice alterations, and the assignment has been to show the patterns for different bodice designs (the designs are taken from Helen Joseph Armstrong’s Patternmaking for Fashion Design, which is a true gem for anyone interested in pattern development).

I love the fact that I get to play around with dart manipulation and that this is actually considered homework!

The process for us newbies has been to cut out a quarter-sized pattern and close the darts before cutting into the bodice to add new darts according to the shown designs. So easy and so much fun to see how a given bodice design translate into pattern pieces.






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