Wether or not you are a designer Body Basics by Lindsey Stephens is a must have book for your library. Learn how to take proper body measurements and how they play into your knit and crochet garments. This knowledge will allow you to make better fitting agreements for yourself or for your designs.
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About the Book:
Body measurements and how to accommodate them seems to be the part of garment design that beginner designers struggle with the most. It is always a shame to see a beautiful crochet or knit design that just doesn’t work out because the designer didn’t understand how to adapt it to fit different sizes of bodies.
NOTE: This is NOT a book about grading.
Through out this book you will learn what the main body measurements are you you will need to know about. Learn what this measurement does for a design and how to take the measurement. Measurements that you collect along the way will be used to determine how bug or small to make different parts of the garment. Along the way, you will find tips to help you perfect your garment designs.
Did you know that there is a difference between a body measurement and a garment measurement? A body measurement is a measurement taken from a human body. A garment measurement is a measurement taken from a garment like a shirt, sweater, or vest. Learn more about this and more in this book.
Who is this Book For?:
Although this book was put together mostly for the designers out there, it really is a great resource for all knitters and crocheters. Yes, as a designer you need to know how measurements work into your design to make it successful but, it is also great information to know as hobby knitter and crocheter.
Knowing how to get measurements allows you to know your own body and then make garments that will fit your body type.
Purchase the Book:
Purchase your own copy of Body Basics on Lindsey’s website.