Here we are at the end of the second week. So far we have been learning Rory's drafting system for trousers for which we are going to be basting up a toile to see where we are with our full understanding, I am now understanding what I was doing over the last year. It is so nice to be able to ask questions as and when they arise.
In preparation for the coat section of the course we went on a field trip to Sligo to visit an award winning drapers to see what the ready-to-wear market are doing with relation to style, cloth and leading brands. We were tasked to measure and equate a selection of suits.
Here are some pictures.
The first is Rory's parents house where we are billeted, wonderful people who can't do enough for you and especially me with my disability. That's my room with the light on. I took this picture from the fields behind the house from where I took the following image.
A shot of the Academy from the house, as I have said we are very rural; the bullocks belong to Rory's father.
The Academy at The Old Park Farm.
The apprentices and the Master
Me, standing but in pain. Sometimes it is the only way to draft.
Rory looking at the T&C Chaudhry draft.
Finally, the Master at work.
That's it for now.