Just a quick announcement about my Craftsy class: Custom Fit Tunisian Crochet. One lucky winner received a free class, but for everyone else, here's a discount link where you can get it for HALF PRICE, only $14.99!
Do you like to make crochet garments? If it's something you fear, or have had less than wonderful experiences with, I urge yo to consider taking this class. The information you'll learn really goes beyond this particular vest. It shows you
- how to get comfortable with your own measurements
- how to plot them on your very own schematic
- how to make adjustments in the pattern so that the finished item will fit
These techniques and strategies will work with any garment you make. Plus, I came up with a method where you can do a "first draft" of your alteration without making the whole garment. First, you make a swatch just for the armhole - where many of the crucial alterations happen. Once you get that right, you can tackle the vest in its entirety, and be assured it will fit just how you like.
Craftsy classes are very popular - you can find sewing, cooking, photography and so much more to learn there. The Craftsy platform is unique: once you purchase a class, you can access it forever, and you can replay sections repeatedly with just a click. Classes come with great supporting material too. The instructor is available to answer any questions, which you can post on the Craftsy site. You can also see your classmates' questions, so everyone learns together.
I hope you'll join me over there! Now, for your viewing pleasure, I have included here some photos of recently published designs. The first is from the latest issue of Interweave Crochet - don't you love the styling in this photo? The other two are from the most recent Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014 - it's full of luscious projects by amazingly talented designers.
Are you going to the Knit and Crochet Show in Manchester this July? I'll be teaching there as well - more on that soon!
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