Sunday 08/05/2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
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Proper Measurements for a Perfect Fit in Crochet and Knit Garments with Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Sometimes it seems like every crochet and knit garment designer uses a unique fit standard to create their patterns. So how are you supposed to know if that pattern will fit, or even what size to make? Or better yet, do you know what changes to make to the pattern to ensure it fits YOU? This class is all about discovering the answers to the questions you have about how to achieve the perfect fit for your crochet and knit garments: WHAT measurements to take WHERE on your body, WHY we use certain measurements, and WHEN it’s ok to make changes.
The measurements taken when working on a crocheted or knitted garment are different than those taken for garments constructed from woven fabric. With the correct measurements, you will be able to look at a pattern and do a “virtual try on” to KNOW if it’s going to work for your body based on knowing how the finished garment will sit on your body and how your body will move around inside the finished garment.
We will teach you the method of measuring bodies that we use daily as crochet and knitwear fashion designers. We will work through various measurements, where to take them and where to apply them to your patterns. We’ll also discuss the importance of back and shoulder measurements, armhole depths, and the ever-important sleeve cap shaping. By the time class is over you will have all the information you need to measure yourself, your family, or whomever you are creating a hand crocheted or knitted garment for—to ensure a perfect fit every time.
_Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
_Crochet Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Crochet hooks of various sizes