This is the second Kathleen Cheetham Craftsy Course that I’ve taken. I must like her because I decided to take this course and pay the full price. If only I’d waited, Craftsy had a flash sale practically the next day. Ah well, I enrolled in this course specifically because of the bust fitting issue I’m having with tops. Because of LH5213, I was particularly interested in the instructions pertaining to dartless tops.
I like Kathleen Cheetham. I repeat this is the 2nd course I’ve taken. The most I would complain about is her habit of licking a finger or thumb and then handling, pattern, fabric or tools. I know this is a personal issue. It was drilled into my head -both while growing up and during medical training-that the mouth is a hot bed of germs and is to be avoided. So I spend lots of my viewing time shuddering and telling myself not to be so irrational. After all I’m not going to be touching anything that she is touching. Besides, her instructions are very good. Very clear. She is calm and organized. It’s a totally different experience from Sandra Betzina.
This course is all about bust darts. Where to place them. How big to make them. How to add them to dartless patterns. I was therefore a little disappointed. I did not want to add an FBA and yet that is precisely Kathleen Cheetham’s solution even for knits.
I do recommend this course. It is a very comprehensive study of the bust dart and how to apply use it for your figure.
But, I had to stop and ask myself did I want to do an FBA on Loes Hinse patterns? ….