I am now doing the spread and slash and pivot method for the bodices.
I am also creating my pattern book notes and pictures which needs to be handed in at the end of the class term so the teacher can review it and mark it.
1. What I would like to know is when marking the information on your pattern for the bodices, (I note that in Helen Armstrong’s book, that on the centre front she put “cut on fold”. In that case, when I mark Cut…, do I put Cut 2 self or Cut 1 self?) I know that cutting it on the fold will give me two front pieces but I just want to make sure I mark it down properly on the pattern piece.
2. Also, when we create a new dart for the front bodices, do we fold the new dart and take the wheel and perforate and trace the new lines across like example the Shoulder-Tip and Waist dart. I know it does not show this. I only see it where new darts for gathers, etc. are in the book.
3. After marking the new dart legs with a dot and circle, do I also create the seam allowance inside it?
4. Because I am doing 1/2 scales and Armstrong’s book indicated that you must do a new dart point at 1/2 ” from the old dart point, I wasn’t sure because I am doing half scale that the new dart point should reflect 1/4″ from the old dart point. I tried it and it did not look right so I opted to go 1/2″ from the old dart point. I hope that this is correct? I seems to look correct using the 1/2″ mark doing it that way.
In my last class, because I was not sure of myself, I do not know if I was marking things or doing this properly. That is why I would like to recheck everything. I want to get as many top marks on my homework as possible. Hopefully it will bring my total mark at the end up to where I pass this time.
I appreciate any information that you can provide.