Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Exam time

5 days. Just FIVE days and I have my very first exam. I'm nervous and learning/reading all the time, I really want to pass. 

The exam consists of these parts:

- drawing 2 sewing patterns -one for children and one for adults- on 1/3 scale (3 hours in total)
- drawing a sewing pattern and sew a garment on 1/2 scale (5 hours in total)
- answer questions about textiles and how to sew various things (yokes, seams, sleeves etc.)

Here are some pictures of things I had to draw/sew:

I had to draw and sew this one on 1/2 scale, I will definitely make a dress with a waist yoke like that.

This was one of the drawings I got last week to practise..

.. and this is what it looked like once I had drawn the basis pattern and made some adjustments.

 With this dress we had to make a neck-armhole-facing that was just 1 piece, a really great method instead of using bias-tape and I will use this method again to make myself a blouse this summer!

 This one was for practising,

As well as this one, 

And this one. I still have to draw the last 3 pages, so that will be a great exercise.


I'm so nervous.. and stressed as well. My boyfriend just had ACL surgery a few days ago and although I know he is doing fine, I worry about him, I don't want him to be in pain.. 

I look forward to the exam, because after that I will have vacation for two months, which means I have a lot of time for sewing, and working (yes, I have a job since last month!) and hopefully I will see my boyfriend again soon, and often. The thing I am not looking forward to is getting up at 4.30/5 AM on June 30.. I have to be in Utrecht at 8.30AM and I will go there with 2 classmates, we'll depart early so we can make sure we can be on time. Whish me luck, as soon as I know if I passed the exam or not you'll hear from me.

Bye for now,



Sjoerd said...

Good luck with your exams, make sure to sleep enough!

Hope you pass,
Best wishes :)

Jip Hartog said...

Awww thank you sweetie! I'll go to bed at 8 I think..

I love you ♥

Jessica Cangiano said...

How exciting, but of course understandably stressful, too, dear gal. You're in my thoughts and I'm sending tons of good luck wishes your way. I have a gut feeling that you're going to do great!

♥ Jessica

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