Fit for Real People BASICS DVD
Learn the basics of choosing the right size, tissue-fitting, altering, and fabric-fitting in this interactive DVD. Marta Alto fits a model who needs the most common alterations for the bust, back, shoulders, and sleeves. She demonstrates the same alterations on three styles of tops — a fitted shirt; a loose fitting jacket, and a fitted princess jacket with a straight skirt. Palmer/Pletsch has been influencing pattern company fit products for over 25 years and are considered the "Fit Authorities" by The McCall Pattern Co.
You'll learn how to:
-Buy the right size pattern with the right amount of ease.
-Prepare a pattern for tissue-fitting.
-Fit a darted, fitted shirt.
-Alter for broad back, full bust, forward shoulder, and fitted sleeve.
-Alter a loose jacket. Adding a dart for a full bust.
-Alter a fitted princess jacket for full bust.
-Alter a straight skirt
-Round and high round back alterations
Full Busted? Sew Clothes That Fit! DVD
Full-busted women buy oversized clothes so they can button the front. Now you can buy patterns to fit your upper chest, neck, and shoulders and easily learn to alter the front to fit your C, D, DD, or larger cup size. This two-hour video could forever change your appearance!
Here’s just part of what you’ll see and learn:
FULL BUST FITTING BASICS
• Alteration Tools
• Buy the Right Size Pattern
• Prepare the Pattern
• Try On the Tissue
• Altering a Darted Front
• Sewing Bust Darts
• Pin-Fit in Fabric
• Lower a Bust Dart the Easy Way
• Cut-on Sleeves
• Top and Skirt with a Twist
DESIGNING WITH DARTS
• Transfer Darts into Pleats
• Move Darts Anywhere!
REAL PEOPLE WITH FULL BUSTS
• Allyce in Three Styles
• Eileen in Side-panel Jacket: The “Y” Dart
• Sandy in Princess Jacket: Shoulder Princess & Armhole Princess
• More Style Challenges
• What Not to Forget!
Marta Alto’s sewing experience stems from her study of home economics at Oregon State University, combined with several seasons sewing costumes for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Marta is co-author with Pati Palmer of Fit for Real People, Pants for Real People, and Jackets for Real People. She stars in most Palmer/Pletsch DVDs. During the past 30 years she has taught sewing throughout the US, Canada, and Australia. See our workshop pages for the four-day Fit workshops Marta teaches.