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Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques

with Joan McGowan-Michael
Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques

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(19 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Life Changing Class

This is a gem of a class. McGowan-Michael shares her vast experience in the clothing industry and as a knitwear designer. Her comfortable and clear delivery of detailed information, makes "sitting a the feet of the master", a pleasure.

rated 5 stars

learning how to make a more beautiful top

Knitting clothing is frustrating - the patterns are typically boxy and frumpy. In this class, the talented designer shows how to alter patterns so they fit curvy bodies in flattering ways. I am looking forward to trying it out with her designs.

rated 5 stars

Not For Beginners

This is a class for the experienced knitter who already know the basics. So do not choose this class if you are just getting started. Craftsy has several classes with introductions on how to fit garments, this is not one of them. If you expect a step-by-step walk-through on how to fit a garment you will be disapointed with this class.
For the experienced knitter this class has several good pointers that are not covered in some of those other classes.

rated 5 stars

Very Informative

Very no nonsense class. Very informative

rated 5 stars

Awesome Fits - Its Not All About the Bust/Waist/Hips

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.

The chapter segment lengths seemed just right, and I learned something new from each chapter. Having the drawings and the schematics as visual aides really helped me ...

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