But to the beginning. A day or two after I pinned the style lines on, I pinned them carefully and completely, snipped the tape at the jacket's opening so that I could remove the jacket from the stand, and machine basted the tape on.
After a while I thought the best way to transfer the lines to a copy of the pattern would be to lay a copy of the pattern on the dress form (while it was wearing the jacket), and draw them on. It wasn't very neat but I sorted that out afterwards.
Now I have a first working pattern of the jacket. Given the Princess seams at the front have been moved and have therefore affected the fit, I'll have to make a toile or possibly two more, and keep updating the pattern. Perhaps I'm going about this the long way, but I want to be sure of getting the style lines just right.
The next thing I have to do is alter the sleeve pattern, then make a toile of the jacket design. It will need correcting, but parts of this jacket will be made in leather-like fabric so I have to get the fit right now in calico.
Apart from this I also have to work on my illustration module. My current collection's concept is the Human Body (I was given this concept, I didn't choose it), and the style is couture 2014 for a single woman in her 30s who will spend £950 on one garment. This imaginary person must have a good job! I don't think all my clothes together cost that much!
Part of the work for my sketchbook was to try different illustrations styles, and I have done three examples of stitched illustrations. I like the last one best:
It looks better in real life. : ) The blouse, skirt and wings are appliquéd on. The music from her horn is made with some of the special stitches on my Bernina 380. I couldn't find a stitch that was perfect for her eyes, so I've left her as a silhouette. I like it that way though. I think it looks contemporary and pretty at the same time. I think it would suit a little girl's room.