This was my first time teaching a class like this, so it was a learning process for me as well. Knowing something or knowing how to do something is one thing, but teaching it is something else. At least for me anyway. I take all kinds of shorts cuts and make up my own ways of doing things, so when teaching I try to tone that down a bit and realize that I'm showing someone how to do this and it's not just me playing it out in my mind.
My "student" is/was eager for this information, and that's always a plus. She's excited about being able to bring her design ideas to life.
I taught her how to make a tunic (her garment of choice) pattern completely from scratch. At our next session I'll teach alterations and how to construct some well-fitting pants using a commercial pattern (which will essentially consist of altering the already-made pattern as needed, etc.)
I can only describe my ability to teach this skill as a true gift or blessing considering where I started and how far I've come with all of this. If you only knew! (And if you've been reading my blog long enough, you just might!)
Although it's pretty basic and repetative, this is one of my favorite songs. When I first got his album a few years ago, I'd listen to this track on repeat and would feel so determined and powerful afterwards.
"Deep in my mind I believe everything is possible."