Very animated conversation among Auntie Laura, Mum and me, during which Grandma (now deceased, and the same one who made the clown and caterpillars - see sidebar under "Tutorials" for links; too lazy to link myself) was declared Queen of Freehand Drafting. I am foolishly hopeful that genetics, albeit diluted two generations down, will give me some sort of innate skill.
I now have a sheet of paper with my measurements recorded on it, and the assignment to draft the basic block/sloper, to be critiqued/corrected/mocked mercilessly by Auntie Laura and Mum.
Yikes. Secretly excited also, though.
Interesting point: apparently I've lived my entire life with unequal shoulders, or an uneven neck, depending on how one looks at it. Mum claims my right shoulder is a quarter inch longer than my left and that she'd always had to draft slightly lopsided patterns for my shirts.
This was confirmed by tonight's measurements- it seems I am still a lopsided specimen. Although, (and this is the Type-B part of my otherwise-Type A personality talking) I think a quarter inch is, well, miniscule, isn't it? Still, this is sewing school after all, so I'm going to focus on How To Draft Anomalies and not my actual newly-discovered-old-anatomical-freakiness.