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Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques

with Joan McGowan-Michael
Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques
Flatter your feminine side with sweaters that embrace your bust, hips and waist. Joan McGowan-Michael teaches you how to shape knitwear to fit.

Take proper measurements, choose the right size and make adjustments to any sweater pattern with Joan’s practical advice and easy-to-master techniques. Accentuating the positive is often just a matter of having the right skill set, including the ability to combine different pattern sizes, lengthen sweaters and adjust for curves in both the front and back of the body. This example-packed class will teach you bust shaping, neckline alterations, armhole placement and shoulder cap adjustments to achieve the perfect fit for any body type. 

 

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Lesson plan

9:16

Lesson 1. Adjusting Necklines and Shoulders

  • Meet Joan and learn about adjusting shoulder fits.

5:41

Lesson 2. How to Fix a Gaping Sweater Front

6:10

Lesson 3. Unifying Two Sweater Sizes - Top and Bottom

20:17

Lesson 4. Adding Short Rows

11:50

Lesson 5. Perfect Sweater Armholes

13:59

Lesson 6. Biceps and Sleeve Caps

10:20

Lesson 7. Shoulder Slopes

22:13

Lesson 8. Bonus Lesson: Setting In Sleeves

"First hand experience taught me that just adjusting stitch counts to fit bust/waist/hips didn't always (or even usually) result in a great fitting garment. Things would still be off. Now I understand how to adjust my knitting to get a great fitting garment from the bust upwards. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
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