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Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques

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Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques

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(11 reviews)

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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rated 4 stars

Quality not quantity

I am enjoying this class. For me, I don't have a lot of time to spend learning new techniques. I think that I appreciate the brief and precise lessons provided by this instructor. I can apply them to my own designs right away.

rated 4 stars

Some very useful information, but not necessarily for beginners

While I have to agree with other reviews that this is a relatively short class, I did get some very useful information out of it. But... I'm an experienced knitter (and sewer), so I have no problem assimilating the conceptual information presented and to apply them my future projects - such as the discussion on shoulder slopes, cross-front and cross-back measurements, short rows etc. However, I would not recommend this class for a beginning knitter who is looking for detailed step-by-step ...

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rated 4 stars


I would have liked some discussion about ease in this first segment. since different yarn weights and body types drive different decisions about how much ease to allow in a garment, or at least state that the template being used here is applying zero or negative ease? (just so folks dont anticipate a perfect fit without having taken this into consideration during their pattern adjustment calculations.

rated 3 stars


I was not very happy with this class and the material.

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