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Posted on: 3/9/08 5:22 PM
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Ms. Guffey started this sewing expo class by saying fit should be comfortable and flattering. She then showed an alteration for full bust to demonstrate that you can fit any of your body parts. For a flattering fit, determine whether you have angular, round or mixed features. Our class had mostly angular. In this case, use pointed collars, square necks. For round, use round collars, jewel necklines. For a mix - use a swoop neck with a little point in the center front or a pointed collar but with the points rounded a bit. The best neutral is the same as your current hair color. Also look for colors in your eyes to use. Mine are blue/green so a dark teal was suggested. My neutral was a golden brown. Another point covered was the amount of contrast such as black hair and pale skin would be high contrast. In this case you can wear clothes that have high color contrast. It you have blonde hair and blue eyes, you have soft contrast and should keep your clothes color soft. Many have medium contrast - brown hair, blue eyes. If your hair was ever black then you can wear black against your face, otherwise do not. It will be too harsh - save for pants/skirts. Princess seams flatter many body types and gives more opportunity to adjust the fit. For the rest of the class time. Guffey analyzed each person's coloring contrast, body shape and picked their best neutral. While this was not exactly what I expected, I did find the class useful. I also took advantage of her offer for us to stop by her booth for more one on one time. We each received one pattern from Cynthia Guffey picked for our body. I will definitely take another class from her. The tailored, polished look suits me better than the loose, flowing garments found at other booths. I need a more professional look and this works.

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MarilynB said... (3/11/08 9:57 AM) Reply
I am signed up for this class at the upcoming Worcester Expo. After reading your review, I am really looking forward to this class. I have never been disappointed with any class I have taken with Cynthia.
janet said... (3/10/08 6:07 PM) Reply
I have also taken this class from Cynthia at the Chantilly, VA Expo last year. It was very enlightening. I have taken to heart several of her suggestions--they work!
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