Well, I had my first pattern making test last night and I just could not do it so I walked out. I was also not feeling well but I tried to start the test and was having problems. My teacher tried to talk me into staying but I just was lost. I will keep attending and trying to learn but I am so far behind in handing in my assignments (she is giving us until two weeks before the end of the term) to have them handed in. Because of not doing this test (which is a 15% mark), I am going to have to repeat it. An example of what we had to do last night was a straight skirt with an inverted box pleat. I turned to page 282 of Helen Armstrong’s book and just got lost. Does any readers have this 4th edition and did or do you have a hard time understanding it? When my teacher first taught it, I was trying to keep up and didn’t say anything because I was too embarrassed. The teacher reviewed it with us a week before we had the test. I thought I had taken the working pattern with me, but I forgot it. I want to try and do it from the beginning myself so I can understand it, but I having trouble doing so. Has anyone got any suggestions? As I indicated earlier, Helen Armstrong does not go fully through the steps. Someone in my class said that some of it is common sense. Yes, it may be, but if you are not experienced in doing it, how are you to know. Can anyone help with suggestions regarding going through those sets without having to ask the teacher again. By the way, I had a cold and was coughing at my desk. I want to catch up with my assignments and maybe pass so any kind of information would be helpful.