How to Solve Knit Fitting Issues-Part I

Apr 23, 2019

Remember last week when we talked about how to diagnose knit fitting issues? Well this week we’re going to solve them! We’re going to continue on with Robin’s sample and take the fitting assessment to the next step.

Before we continue on with Robin’s fit assessment though, I want to remind you about a free download that I’ve created that will help you with assessing the fit of your own projects. It’s called The Good Fit Checklist. It contains information on how to recognize a good fit, how to diagnose fitting issues and the order you need to work to solve them. Sign up to receive your copy; it’s absolutely free.

Now watch the video for the solutions to the diagnosis we made on Robin's sample last week.

Did you notice that Robin hasn’t added her horizontal and vertical balance lines on her sample?  If she had, it would be so much easier to assess the amount of change required and the location of the change. This is a fitting technique I share inside my online course, The Custom Stretch Knit Bodice Block. If this idea is new to you I’ll leave you a link or two that will show you why balance lines are so important for assessing fit.

The First Fitting Session

How to Assess Fitting Issues

How to Find the Bust, Waist and Hip Position on a Pattern

In next week's video we’re going to tackle another fitting issue. It’s that diagonal dragline at the side bust and that excess fabric at the back waist. I think you’re going to be surprised at how I would recommend Robin correct this so I hope you’ll tune in.

All My Best,


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