Joan McGowan-Michael
Craftsy Instructor

Rescue, California

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Joan McGowan-Michael has been a professional fashion designer for more 25 years, styling garments for retailers as diverse as Frederick's of Hollywood and JC Penney. She founded her company, White Lies Designs, in 2001. It has since become the original go-to resource for lingerie patterns for hand knitting, and other romantic, vintage inspired knitwear styles in a wide range of sizes from petite to plus. Joan is a self-professed "fit geek" and ... Read Full Bio »

Joan's Craftsy Classes

Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques

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. 

 

$29.99

Meet Joan

Joan's Patterns

Heirloom Lace Jacket

$9.50

Shana Trumpet Skirt

$8.75

Maureen

$9.50
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Joan's Projects

Bust shaping
Shapely Tank
Sleeve caps
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