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Category Archives: Fit to Flatter

Waist Shaping (yes, you need some)

Written on February 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm, by

Waist shaping is one of the single most important things you can do to get a fabulous-looking sweater. Whatever your shape. Done the traditional way, decreases and increases are worked at the side edges of your body pieces, creating a garment with hourglass-shaped sides: (Typical decrease row: Knit 1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches,  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Knitting Along, and Making Clothes

Written on December 6, 2013 at 10:38 pm, by

Are you playing along with the Making Clothes CustomFit KAL? Throughout the blurred travel extravaganza that has been the last month (one more trip this weekend and then I’m done!), the Pinterest board and the Ravelry thread have kept me in happy sweater dreams. This week for Fashion Friday, I wanted to share where I  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Morning Coffee

Written on November 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm, by

Thoughts are swirling around inside my head this weekend, and I’m excited to share them with you. But they’re being stubborn, and difficult to capture on the page. So this Fashion Friday, how about a sweater instead? Buy your own full, standalone Morning Coffee pattern for $7.00 by clicking here: buy now Or buy your  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Worthy

Written on November 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm, by

I’m having so much fun keeping up with the CustomFit Knit-A-Long. (Have you seen the Pinterest board yet? It’s looking so inspiring!) As I make my way to lovely College Station Texas today, I wanted to talk a little about my own swatch, and the process from swatch to design. My process goes something like  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Your body is right.

Written on November 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm, by

We get an unimaginable number of messages about our bodies being wrong, or flawed. There’s the media, of course… …but there’s also getting dressed in the morning. Ready-to-wear clothes (and hand-knit sweater patterns, too) are created for table of numbers I like to call “Miss Average”. There’s nothing wrong with that, necessarily; automatic and mass  Continue Reading

FF: From Scratch, IV

Written on October 25, 2013 at 7:26 pm, by

I kind of miss doing the wardrobe style Fashion Fridays, but I didn’t want to pause the CustomFit profiles until I’d shared at least one more of our beta testers with you. This week on Fashion Friday, we see the three (!) sweaters the lovely Mollie has created with CustomFit’s help. I talked a bit  Continue Reading

FF: From Scratch, III

Written on October 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm, by

It’s been awhile since we’ve done a “From Scratch” post here on Fashion Fridays! Unintentionally so – things have gotten super out of hand lately, and we’re far, far behind in sharing all of the wonderful sweaters people have been making with CustomFit. (Want to see the first two posts? here’s Jackie’s sweater, and here’s  Continue Reading

Fashion Friday: Coastal Maine

Written on October 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm, by

I’ve said, before, that I think fashion should serve us, rather than the other way around. I think style should be something that we define for ourselves personally, shaped by our own needs and lifestyle. If something doesn’t work for you, don’t do it! If you love something, do it! Whether or not it “follows  Continue Reading

FF: Practical Applications

Written on September 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm, by

I have to say, I look forward to Fashion Fridays all week long. I just love doing them. But sometimes, I think using only the materials at hand (a.k.a. me) must get a little monotonous for all of you. (What if you aren’t a proportional, straight, athletic sort of figure?) Enter the lovely Linda, who  Continue Reading

FF: From Scratch, II

Written on September 6, 2013 at 11:40 am, by

Happy Friday! You all responded so very well to our first CustomFit sweater post, and the beta-tester sweaters popping up everywhere are so amazing, that I thought I’d make something of a regular series of these “From Scratch” profiles. So this week for Fashion Friday, let’s look at Kim and her CustomFit sweater. I asked  Continue Reading