You don’t know how much I looked forward to my Wednesday Draping class. At the tail end of class, my place of work got a little crazy: lots of happenings, rumors flying about, untruths, finger-pointing, lots of confused, angry people walking about. To be able to throw myself into this project was a blessing. Home life and work life can’t be crazy at the same time or you will lose your mind! So I threw all my crazy energy into my final project. This was something that needed more than just two weeks for construction, but I made it work enough to have something to present in class.
Patternmaking and Draping once intimidated me, but turns out it’s not as bad as I was thinking. I think I jumped in with the hardest thing I could think of at the time: hand pleating. I think it’s a pretty decent start with something I haven’t tried before now. I spent lots of late nights hand basting pleat lines and doing damage control for a couple of pattern mistakes.
Overall the class was great. I learned a lot and met some great people who I will miss seeing weekly. Next is to figure out how to apply all my knowledge to some new projects.