Third day and the students are really flying. Today saw them really getting stuck into the Oxford.
Having done the taped the last and drawn the design on to it yesterday, the students began the day by cutting the forme off the last which they flattened from a 3D shape to a 2D shape on the paper.
From here they made the master standard and drew the design lines onto it. This is called the design standard.
From here come the sectional pieces of the pattern. There are six of these for the cap Oxford.
They ended the day with joining the sectional pieces together and trying them on the last.
Tomorrow they will do the Oxford lining patterns and then start the Derby - lots of pieces to be doing!
Until then, happy shoemaking!