Learn to fit any style pant and to sew up all those details. This workshop will EMPOWER you to sew any pattern design you choose and make it fit. Includes the latest Palmer/Pletsch pant-fit pattern, Butterick B6845.

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Palmer/Pletsch Pant Fitting & Sewing Workshop in Michigan

This class will help you master fitting and sewing any pant.

Butterick B6845 pant pattern

Learn to fit any style pant and to sew up all those details. The first day we will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. We will show you pant styles from our wardrobe. Then we will take you shopping to show you the easiest to fit pant fabrics that have good fit and sew qualities.

We will measure your hip and determine your size. We will fit you in tissue and then show you how to alter it for your figure. You will then cut it out in fabric. We will demonstrate the invisible zipper and show you how to pin the pants together for fabric-fitting to tweak the fit on both sides of your body. You will sew the pant, learning a non-roll waistband or elastic band, how to finish seams, and a professional hem.

Now you can choose to fit a different style pant such as one with a fly front, trouser pockets, or a no-side seam pant. We will share with you how similar all the pattern companies are, not how different they are. If you have full thighs in one or a dropped derriere, you will have it in the others. This will EMPOWER you to sew any pattern design you choose and make it fit.

We include the latest Palmer/Pletsch pant-fit pattern, Butterick B6845.

Our Palmer/Pletsch Michigan workshops are held in Richland, Michigan, near Kalamazoo.

Janet Dapson teaching a Palmer/Pletsch pant fitting and sewing workshop
Students in Janet Dapson's Palmer/Pletsch Pant Fit & Sew Workshop


You may purchase this teacher training in conjunction with registering for a pant workshop in Michigan.

Spend the day after the workshop fitting others in a variety of styles of pants so that you will be confident when you are on your own at home. Janet Dapson will be there observing, helping, and available to answer questions if you get stuck. You will also receive a download with camera-ready handouts for your classes, slides and a script for teaching Pant Fit, a variety of slide presentations in Power Point (which allows you to rearrange slides for any length presentation), class format ideas, sample promotional flyers and marketing materials. You will also be able to order the Palmer/Pletsch Butterick basic pant fit pattern at a reduced price for use in your classes. Includes lunch, professional camera-ready materials, and download of digital slides with script. The value of the slides alone is over $1,000. The price of the class is $195. 

Palmer/Pletsch teacher training


On your first return visit to the pant workshop you can fit and sew for FOUR straight days. You might want to try our latest no-gap vertical welt pocket. We’ve developed great instructions. It adds time, so we don’t recommend it for your first pant workshop. If you want to learn to fit and sew jeans, we suggest our Jeans That Fit workshops in Connecticut, Portland or Michigan, our new book, Fit & Sew Custom Jeans, and/or get Marta Alto’s Jeans for Real People DVD or streaming video.

And again.

Each time you return to Pant, you’ll build on your fitting and sewing skills, and new challenges in details and/or design will be added. You will love sewing with the experts as they guide you to fitting and sewing beautiful pants. If you teach pant fit, you will see even more body shapes and improve your skill in fitting others. You’ll become a master in pants!

The Book You’ll Want to Have—Pants for Real People Second Edition — Updated in 2019

by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto

Forget the fitting shell! Toss the tape measure after taking just one measurement! Now, with just the hip measurement and the help of Pants for REAL People, by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto, women of all sizes, shapes, and ages can try on the tissue-paper pattern to see how to fit the pants they sew. Tissue-fitting, a technique devised and perfected by Palmer/Pletsch over three decades of hands-on teaching, has never before appeared in print for pants. 192 pages.

Pants for Real People book by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto


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