After completing pattern drafting for Skirts, I decided to move forward with Moulage. With pencil and eraser nearby, I began translating my measurements onto paper, the end result would be a “mold” of my body to assist in garment construction.
First, I needed to draft a Foundation Block front and back in order to draft a custom moulage of my upper torso. Once completed, I drafted a bodice sloper of my front and back, and mounted the two on oak tag.
The text book used for class, Building Patterns, The Architecture of Women’s Clothing, written by Suzy Ferrer can be a bit overwhelming given the amount of technical information. A semester of instruction would definitely explain, in detail, the technical aspects of this informative book.
Here is my moulage. A few minor adjustments to the shoulders and hips were made (as pinned in the photo.)
It was an intense experience, but also rewarding. I am proud of my accomplishment.
Recently, I received an email from WordPress detailing the stats this past year for my blog. I originally decided to blog about my various creative endeavors with a pair of knitting needles and yarn in order to give the creative side of my life “purpose.” Not to soon after I started blogging, I began teaching. From teaching, I was asked to become a part of a design studio/yarn store in my local town. So you see, stats were not on my radar. I was hopeful that someone would find my posts interesting, but it did not matter. I wanted a platform which would enable individuals to “see me” through my stitches. I’ve tried to maintain a personal distance communicating only one stitch at a time because “words” are many times misinterpreted.
In retrospect, 2014 was a wonderful year. My husband and I cruised up the Danube River for two weeks. An experience I will forever hold close to my heart. One morning, while cruising, I was awakened by a glow filtering through the drapes in our cabin. I grabbed my camera and captured the sun coming up. Perhaps we’ll see Istanbul or Paris this year.
I ended the year by making a new acquaintance at Eddies’s Quilting Bee in Sunnyvale, CA. Sally-Ann Flak, a talented artist, taught a class at The Bee. I plan on taking a pattern drafting class this month and a Moulage class in February. Check out a picture of me wearing a scarf and holding another on Eddie’s Quilting Bee Facebook page. I was able to finish both scarves in Sally-Ann’s class.
To all sticks-a-gogo’s friends, Facebook friends, and my friends in the real world, Happy New Year!