Posted on: December 1, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Checking your Patterns

Once you have your pattern pieces, what next?BEFORE YOU CUT THEM OUT, answer these questions: 1 – Is your SEAM ALLOWANCES in on all sides of each pattern? 2 – Are your NOTCHES in? How do you know what line goes to what line? 3 – Measure the lines that GO TOGETHER, do they match? 4 – Are your GRAINLINES in? 5 – Are the identifying labels in, example CF,…

Posted on: November 28, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Jean Jacket Style Pattern – Part 3 – Convertible Collar

And then came the Collar Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Pinned Collar to the Bodice And there you have it!!The next step you will want to do is to check your pattern to see how it turned out and see if there are any modifications to be made. DO: Take your timeDO: Pin the Collar to the Bodice to see the result of your pattern

Posted on: November 27, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

The Victorian Denim Jacket Sleeve DRAFT + PATTERN

Since the Sleeve of this Jacket is so special and complex, I believe Demo’ing the process of the DRAFT and PATTERN can help you make connections… Also I went ahead and gave you a little insight on WHY PATTERNMAKER’S are super important to the Fashion Field PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 PART 5 PART 6 Cuff for Sleeve Pattern Pinned Together There you HAVE IT guys!That was…

Posted on: November 24, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Victorian Princess Denim Jacket

When I was finishing my BFA at Fashion Institute of Technology, I was in Florence. It was 2004 and all of us in the Fashion Design Program had to think about their thesis. My stay in Italy influenced my design style and this was why I gravitated towards historic fashion of fit and volume My thesis was two fold. I wanted to concentrate on what I was for the larger…

Posted on: November 21, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Jean Jacket Style Pattern – Part 2 – Two Part Sleeve

So it looks like making the pattern for the sleeve of this jacket is quite laborious. I decided to make it a TWO part sleeve and not a SIMPLE 1 whole sleeve. Challenging yourself to make more complex patterns grows your overall knowledge of patternmaking. So… HERE GOES NOTHING!! PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 Part 5 PART 6 PART 7 PART 8 PART 9 PART 10 FINISHED…

Posted on: November 14, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Jean Jacket Style Pattern Project – Part 1

Seniors are to DRAFT the pattern of the Denim style jacket, which happens to be an ICON fashion piece I have taken the time to DRAFT the BODICE of this jacket, while making small modifications. Look out for them! Students are also encouraged to CHANGE IT UP!! Yet only if they feel confident enough to lean on their past experiences with patternmaking and use them to produce a more CREATIVE…

Posted on: November 9, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Let’s talk about SKIRTS

When I was a student at FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY there was a series of skirts that we had to do in our Patternmaking class. The reason why SKIRTS were so much fun, it is because creating FUN skirts are easier to do with SLOPERS instead of the dressform. You can drape a skirt YET making a JIGSAW PUZZLE on a dressform is much more tedious. With your slopers, on…

Posted on: October 22, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Starting with the BASIC SKIRT

Our first project in THIRD YEAR FASHION DESIGN is the Basic Skirt.. Traditionally it is done on the dressform, using style tape, pins, scissor, and muslin but thanks to Rona we are focusing on the other form of patternmaking … FLAT PATTERN Flat pattern requires the use of SLOPERS, pattern paper, pencils, ruler, scissors, pins, french curve, eraser and sharpener.. What do we need? What will it look like? Part…

Posted on: September 17, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Safety First – Welcome to 429!

Short Vid on ‘How to start your day in Room 429’ DON’T Mind the ZIT! It just had to make an appearance! Reminder, for everyone’s safety it is a must to handle your OWN tools. Sharing will not be encouraged as cross-contamination can affect your health. The only way to avoid this is….. WASHING your hands and Wearing your Mask!! I will also have disinfecting wipes to clean tools, surfaces…

Posted on: May 16, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Smartphones ARE learning tools, now lets have regulation to back it up!

Teacher Leaders is a program sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers that seeks out to group instructors that are willing to research a topic within the world of education that urges attention. The goal is to bring these important matters to light, introduce them backed with data, findings and recommendations and finally ACTION. My topic? Why do Smartphones merit separate NYC DOE regulation? A survey was sent to ALL…

Posted on: May 6, 2020 Posted by: Rosa Isabel Chavez Comments: 0

Princess Bodice from Draft to Pattern

Follow the videos and use your half scale slopers to complete the assignment. Detailed instruction can be found in Google Classroom 3rd Marking Period AND You can check out IGTV for smartphone access! You got this!! Go on and prosper!!