Master Class Graduates!

Two lovely people took up the Master Class option in their holidays. Very different projects, but both stylish and really suiting the personalities of the designer/wearer! These photos are from the last day, around lunchtime, when we managed to make the deadline for completed projects, just!

This is Katelyn in her design. The dress is knit merino and lace with  a silver 5 coil zip. Darted bodice, tulip pleated skirt and a midriff, it is a fairly easy fit.

An earlier photo of the back view, before it was hemmed. The inset of lace was the bit that excited Katelyn the most!

Katelyn didn’t imagine her dress in a knit, but I convinced her that such a style in a woven fabric would be too formal and impractical. This way it has a funky street feel that is also youthful enough to suit her age, and isn’t so sophisticated either. I love it, and you can tell by that big smile that she does too!

This is Rebecca in her dress. Cow print on a cotton drill, with a black cotton drill contrast. I adore this dress – Rebecca knew just what she wanted and she has created a dress to be proud of. The only assistance she got in the drafting was a vaguely similar bodice from a commercial pattern, and some tips from me.  We discovered the importance of Pythagoras in calculating a half or full circle skirt, and Rebecca can recite Pi to an impressive 7 decimal places – 5 more than me!

I am loving the red shoes with it. And our horsehair braid is making the hem stand out very satisfactorily too.

It was a busy week, and we had a great time. Thanks Rebecca and Katelyn for giving me the chance to work with you and help you to realise your designs!



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