FASHION FIT THE UPPER BODY 2-DAY LIVE ZOOM WORKSHOP
Learn the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. Fit, alter, and fabric-fit a shirt.
This 2-day workshop is held on Zoom Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, 2024, from noon to 6:00 pm Eastern time.
Learn to Tissue Fit and Fabric Fit
This 2-day workshop is held live on Zoom.
You will receive the Zoom link 2 days before the class.
In this 2-day workshop, you will tissue-fit Butterick B6842, our beginning fit blouse pattern. You will receive a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. Then, you will measure for size, tissue-fit the shirt pattern, alter it to fit you, then cut from fabric and pin-fit to make minor adjustments. The alterations made on this blouse will show how you differ from a commercial pattern.
The bring list provides information about what you will need prior to joining this Zoom workshop. You will find hyperlinks in the bring list PDF to sources for some of these items. NOTE: Please allow time to order required supplies so you receive them in time for this workshop!
Select your size based on your high bust measurement, shown to the right, and in the handout below.
How to Buy the Right Size
Download and print out this instruction sheet on how to buy right right size pattern in a top or dress.
The Book You’ll Want to Have—The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting
Sew Great Clothes for Every Body. Fit Any Fashion Pattern
by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto
With this guide to fitting you’ll learn all facets of bodice and skirt pattern fitting and alteration to give you the background and guidance needed to achieve a custom fit on any pattern from any company. Winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Silver Award in the 2019 “Craft & Hobby, Home & Garden” book category. For specific fitting guidance for pants, see Pants for Real People, and for comprehensive fitting of jackets, see Jackets for Real People.
Amelia, from the UK, says: “I started dressmaking about two years ago. I am obsessed with fit, but have never got it quite right until I bought the Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting. Wow! Your book has transformed my sewing and made me understand about fit and how to achieve it. I’m telling all my sewing buddies about it! What a difference this has made—although I now seem to be even more picky! I now realize how awful the fit is with all my ready-to-wear clothes!”