i just came home from amy herzog's fit-to-flatter class. so much fun, and i learned so much! i took my frankenhoodie with me, which needs just a button band, to get some advice from her on how to finish it, and i got some great advice. now to implement it :)
the funnest part of class was probably the trying on of the sample sweaters. she brought like 50 sweaters with her, many of which were her own designs, for us to try on, to see what flatters and what doesn't. here were some of the ones i tried, and what i liked or didn't like about each:
first is amy's greenaway design, which i adore because of the wide, square neckline and the smocking details:
this was knitted in a smaller size than i'd wear, as you can see from the snugness in the arms and across the shoulders, but i love it. the picture of the back is blurry, but it really flatters my waist in back.
another i love is eunny jang's tangled yoke cardigan:
because i am bottom-heavy (my hips are much wider than my shoulders or bust), the details in the yoke are good for me. the horizontal design at the yoke widens my shoulders to balance my hips and draws the eye upward.
similarly, this circles yoke pullover has lots of business at the top to draw the eye upward and balance my hips:
finally, another of amy's designs, petrea. i love this pattern, and the sleeve length does indeed flatter the waist, i am much too self-conscious about my fat arms to wear sleeves this short. i'd add at least two inches to them, but otherwise i like this a lot. neither amy nor i could figure out why it dips down so much in front on me.
it was all great food for thought in choosing my next sweater. and it motivates me to finish my sweaters on the needles for sure.