Today I do the preparations for the TNNA Fashion Show. No time for doing blog posts until I head home on Monday, so be sure to enjoy the post about Elaine Vandiver and Old Homestead Alpacas or catch up on other things. This was the most fun drawing I did this week. As I was afraid would happen, I doubt I’ll be able to keep up this weekend.
I am writing about sizing this month and I would love to hear what your questions are or know what issues you would like me to address. I wrote a bit about taking measurements yesterday in my newsletter, preparations for which didn’t go exactly as planned, so it went out later than usual. Although I rarely write my newsletters ahead of time, I thought I had it all figured out to get it up seamlessly, but I failed to take into account the difficulty in getting a good internet connection. Turns out that wifi on a plane is sketchy.
I am teaching two classes here at TNNA. One is grading for designers. Grading is making different sizes from a sample size and I learned how to do it many years ago in one of the fashion programs I undertook. It is not that fun, although obviously reaps a lot of benefits. There are lots of rules, but also many exceptions. Class preparations made me focus on sizing and thus, my topic for this month!
My other class is called Simply Amazing Techniques 1. I’ll teach four (actually five or six) techniques that are really useful to know, but not everyone knows about or knows how to do. I had a blast doing preparations for this class. All the techniques are used in swatches, which can be knit in a two hour class! I will do it at a more leisurely pace when I teach it in Taos.
So I’m off to fashion show preparations. Enjoy your weekend. Check Instagram for photos from me.