Wednesday, July 24, 2013

On Fit and Alterations: Webinars

A couple of weeks ago I did a live Webinar for Interweave on garment sizing and fit. The session, Knitting Designs with Custom Fit: The Basics of Sizing Knitting Patterns for Garments, was a one-hour live conference call and presentation. I tackled the fundamental questions: how to read and understand the sizing and fit information given in a pattern, and choose the right garment and the right size.

I covered
  • How to choose what size garment to knit using sizing information and other pattern clues to make sure the complete garment fits as intended.
  • Key concepts of ease, fit, and styling to explore what type of garment and size would fit best for your personal style.
  • How to measure yourself properly.
  • Tips for easy garment alterations to make a garment flattering.
  • And more!
I had a great time, and I got some terrific questions from the audience.

It's available through the Interweave store for on-demand viewing, so if you weren't able to attend live, you can watch it on your own time.

Next week, I'm doing a follow up:
Knitting Alterations: Easy Techniques for Knitters of All Skill Levels
This webinar gets into the knitty-gritty (pun intended!) of diagnosing what alterations a pattern need, and how to make them. We do do a little math, but I also talk about strategies for avoiding or minimizing the amount of math you need to do.

It runs July 31st, 1pm EST.

If you attend live, you'll have an opportunity to ask questions. But if you can't make it, you'll be able to purchase it for on-demand viewing at any time. Viewers who attend live will also have access to the on-demand version.

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