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New craftsy fitting class
anyone tried it yet? pattern size?
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Date: 6/24/13 10:24 AM

Has anyone signed up for the Fast-Track Fitting class on Craftsy? I am very interested in the class, but I don't see any info about which size of the vogue shell to choose, and there seem to be different theories about which size to pick, so I'd like to go with whichever method the class uses.
I have a 31" high bust, 36" full bust, 27" waist, 38" hip.
I already have a size 10 of the vogue shell that I haven't touched yet, so I'd like to order a different size with the class in case that 10 is wrong. I'm thinking a 12 or 14 are more in line with my waist and hip measurements, but those would both be really big around my shoulders.
Using Nancy Zieman's "right size" measurement (which I haven't tried all the way through) I'd be a 6 because I'm 11.5" from armpit to armpit. That seems ridiculously tiny to me, though.

Can anyone that's enrolled in the class share her pattern size choosing methodology, and help me figure out which size would be most helpful for her class?
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Date: 6/24/13 10:26 PM

Amber,

First, I want to say hello, again. We took Elle's Patterns I class at Whipstitch last fall. I realized who you were on PR when I read your review of the blouse you made in class (my review is still in draft mode).

I started watching the Fast-Track Fitting class on Saturday. I posted a question about the class in Web site Talk section, mostly because I was looking for a discount on the price. Someone posted a link to a deal on Gilt City that sells Craftsy class vouchers at $19 each or 3 for $50. I used it to register for this class.

Joi didn't talk about fit shell pattern size in the first two lessons, so I doubt it is covered anywhere else, since you are already into the pattern adjustments after that point. She said that her methods will allow you to take any size pattern and adjust it to your measurements, so it sounds like you can select by your high bust and go from there. She also recommends you use the B cup for your bodice instead of the other cup sizes in the envelope so you can learn to make the bust adjustments to any pattern that doesn't have cup size options.

I hope someone else can answer your question about how to select the best pattern size as your starting point, especially considering how petite you are. My gut says to start with a size 6.

Terrie

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If you don't recognize me by my photo, you might remember me by the fact that I was the most talkative one in the class. I tried to talk less than the instructor!

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Date: 6/25/13 0:13 AM

Haha! Good to "see" you again! Thanks for the info about the class. Do you think it's helpful so far?

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Date: 6/26/13 9:08 AM

I think the class is helpful. I wanted to learn more about flat pattern adjustment. She is a good teacher. I'm at the beginning of lesson three. I'm going to watch it through once, then trace my pattern onto sturdy paper and go through the process a second time with the video again. Plus, I only paid $16.67 with the gilt city 3 for $50 deal (if you search for it on gilt city, use key words pretty savvy, not craftsy).

She didn't cover pattern tracing, but I can see what she is using in the examples. It seems like she doesn't cover measuring the pattern and comparing it to your measurements, she just starts into saying assume you need to lengthen here, and then she cuts. Too early to make a final judgement, and I am going to ask questions to clarify.

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Date: 6/26/13 9:22 AM

Terrienew, thank you for letting us know how this class is progressing.

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Date: 6/26/13 9:28 AM

I also did the gilt city deal- thanks for letting me know about it!
I read through some of the discussion threads on there, and she said the pattern size doesn't really matter since it will be altered to your measurements.
Strange that measuring the pattern and comparing to personal measurements wasn't addressed. I thought that was the whole idea of the class
I ordered the 6, but will probably start working with the 10 I have after I finish the Sewaholic Cambie I'm working on (which has been so easy and wonderful it makes me wonder if I'm obsessing too much about fitting. Maybe I should just spend the rest of my sewing life churning out Cambies!).

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Date: 6/26/13 1:00 PM

I read through the class discussion today. I like how Craftsy has it organized by lesson. Anyway, the things that didn't get addressed in the video were covered in the discussion area. Joi does a good job answering questions and interacting.

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