Learn to fit any style pant and to sew up all those details. Pati Palmer has
fitted over 60,000 derrieres in pants in the past 20-plus years. She learned
that measuring wasn’t enough, so she developed the “try-on” method. And,
because she works closely with pattern companies, you will gain information
you never expected to learn.
We will analyze your body 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 and pin the pants
together. Then, we will fine tune the fit in fabric. You will then learn
to sew any style pant including a trouser and pull-on pants. We’ll show
you how to sew a variety of details including pockets, pleats, zippers,
We will share with you how similar
all the pattern companies are, not how
different they are as many claim. We will let you try on a similar
pant style sewn in every brand. You will see that if you have full
thighs in one or a dropped derriere, you will have it in all of the
others. This will EMPOWER you to
sew any pattern design you choose and make it fit.
We include the latest Palmer/Pletsch basic
pant-fit and trouser-sewing pattern.
Take pant fit again.
Returnees may fit and sew more styles, add challenging
details and/or watch others being fitted. We’ll show you expensive
designer pants for ideas.
On your first return visit to this pant
workshop we will check your fit and then you can sew for FOUR straight
days. We will help you experiment with different fabrics, waistline
options, and introduce you to designer details. Fit and sew any pattern
style or redesign a pattern--widening a tuck or adding a stirrup or
converting to elastic—it’s your choice. You might want to try our latest
no-gap vertical welt pocket. We’ve developed great instructions. The
main goal will be to perfect fit and your pant sewing skills. You will
also be able to fit and sew jeans
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!
done" trousers modeled at the October 2009 Pant workshop.
the students used a size 16 pattern and look how different they all are. It
would be difficult to make a more perfect pattern that would fit ALL size
16s. This is why Palmer/Pletsch patterns have alteration lines on the tissue
to make adjusting easier.
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For more information about this class see the
"Bring List" on the registration page.
Graduates of the
Pant Workshop may take
immediately following the workshop.
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