|This is an all-day class given as an adjunct to the Sewing and Quilt Expo. There were 8 people in the class, so we all got a lot of one-on-one time with Cynthia.
The class was divided up into several parts. The first part was a general discussion of fit, particularly relating to the bodice and back. The second part was an intensive measuring session, covering all parts of the body - but no circumferences. The third part was fitting a muslin, that we brought to class, to our bodies.
This class was a bargain at $114. Cynthia has a whole methodology of bodice fitting that is built around fitting the back and shoulders. Up until today, I had not heard about this way of fitting, and it really really works! It eliminates the whole forward shoulder adjustment. Because the class was small, we were each able to get a personal fitting session in front of the rest of the class. It was fascinating to see the adjustments on each body, even if some of the adjustments don't necessarily apply to you. Cynthia was generous with her time and her knowledge.
From a personal standpoint, having a full set of measurements is invaluable. I never realized that one of my hips is so much higher than the other until Phyllis C. and another lady did my measurements. When Cynthia fitted my muslin, made from 4675, View B, I was amazed at the difference. I don't want to give away any of her trade secrets, though I will review the finished dress later this week.
Conclusion This is a wonderful class. You don't need to be an expert, or even an intermediate sewer to get great information out of her class. I highly recommend this to sewers of all levels.