Author: Rosa Isabel Chavez

Posted on: May 28, 2021 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

They ARE Sui Generis

Fashion High has a class for seniors that KNOW they will move forward with FASHION as their college focus. When I began the class a couple of years ago, I named them SUI GENERIS What does that mean? su·i ge·ne·ris /ˌso͞oˌī ˈjenərəs,ˌso͞oē/ adjective unique. The goal was for them to prepare for the industry that is fashion in a post-secondary setting. They were informed of the HARD HITTING, NO APOLOGIES,…

Posted on: May 13, 2021 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

What studying in Florence did for me

My last year at FIT was in Florence, Italy. I applied for the study abroad program in 2003 and got in!I was not completely surprised because my past experiences always taught me that when I WANT something badly and WORK HARD to get it.. it happens and so did this opportunity. Flying to Europe for the first time was a bit scary but exciting. I was leaving New York City…

Posted on: May 13, 2021 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Slash & Spread – Dart Manipulation

Moving the dart on a Front Bodice from the Waist to other locations can seem like it requires SKILL, but it really doesn’t…It is SO EASY to change that basic waist dart sloper to a different dart sloper with 4 simple steps FIND THE NEW LOCATION you want to move the dart to DRAW A LINE CONNECTING that NEW LOCATION to the APEX SLASH ON THAT LINE UP TO THE…

Posted on: April 16, 2021 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Completing the PRINCESS PATTERN – Part 3

THE FINISHED PRODUCT TO BEGIN, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PIECES READYCOMPLETE WITH NOTCHES, LABELED and GRAINLINES DRAWN IN Pinning the Panels together… You will need paper scissors, pins and might need a ruler or curved tool to CHECK and MODIFY your lines TAKE A FRONT VIEW – BACK VIEW and SIDE VIEW PICTURE OF YOUR FINISHED PATTERNSAVE IN YOUR PRINCESS and DARTS FOLDER and SUBMIT IN Google Classroom Assignment

Posted on: April 14, 2021 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Princess DRAFT to Pattern – Part 2

This is where you should be – Make sure your NOTCHES are in NEXT STEP – Add Seam Allowance to the CENTER PANELS ONLY – Front and Back Seam allowance is 1/2 INCH ALL AROUND And then THE EASE on the SIDE PANELS – extremely important And Lastly! Note the CURVING of the APEX – very importantThere are no SHARP ANGLES at the bust, therefore you must always CURVE them.…