Well, I was early again today.
My first class was Tailoring Techniques for the Timid. The instructor, Mary Ray, has had articles published in Threads and on the Sew Stylish website. She showed the class various techniques like adding shape to the lapel, grading seam allowances, pressing. She stressed pressing. She had a variety of pressing cloths and a point presser/clapper. I felt good about my purchase yesterday 🙂
All in all the class was okay. I knew most of the stuff already and this was an introductory class.
My next class was Fitting Accomplished: Upper Body with Cynthia Guffey. The clouds parted and the sun began to shine when Cynthia began speaking. She is a fitting goddess! She talked about the shoulder slope and the upper back curve. This one hour class really changed the way I look at fit and pattern alteration. She showed us how to measure and calculate the shoulder slope with two clear rulers.
When the class was over, I ran to the ticket booth and signed up for her next class even though I was signed up for another class with her in the evening.
The next class was Fiting Accomplished: Transitional Fit with Cynthia Guffey. In this class, she discussed the bust measurement and I was the person she used to make fitting adjustments. She stressed selecting a pattern that fits neck and upper bust not the full bust for women who wear a C cup and above. Princess seams which start at the shoulder is also good for above C cup because it gives you 6 places to add the extra width.
The last class was Fitting Accomplished: Pants with Cynthia Guffey. In this class, she discussed adjusting the pattern for a flat rear, round rear, adjust the crotch lenght, adjust the knee location in the pants pattern, adjusting the waist, hips and thighs.
I would HIGHLY recommend taking a class with Cynthia Guffey. I would really like to take her four day fitting class in Louisiana. She explains fitting in a way that I can totally understand.
Shoulder Slope DVD $29.99, Upper Back Curve & Back Waist Length DVD by Cynthia Guffey $29.99. Six bobbin buddies $2.00, one brown button for neck warmer$3.99. Total = 65.97 plus tax.
Tomorrow is the last day and I have one class in the morning. Today’s classes with Cynthia Guffey was worth the price. I will definitely attend the Expo next year.
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