FASHION FIT THE UPPER BODY 2-DAY WKSHOP — Vancouver — October 8-9, 2022
October 8, 2022October 9, 2022
Portland-Vancouver Sewing Workshops, Sew-Op + Maker Space 1507 Broadway Vancouver, WA 98663

Learn to Tissue Fit and Fabric Fit

In this 2-day class you will learn to tissue fit a simple blouse. We will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-Fitting Method. You’ll measure for size, tissue-fit a blouse or 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.

Learn to choose the best interfacing for your fabric and properly fuse the interfacing to the facings. You may tissue-fit additional style tops if time allows.

Mini Sewing Vacations are limited to 6 students per instructor.

The workshop includes lunch, the Palmer/Pletsch “Perfect Shirt” blouse pattern Butterick 6842, and 14 hours of instruction.



This workshop is held at Sew-Op + Maker Space in Vancouver, WA, across the Columbia River from Portland.

Sew-Op + Makers Space in Vancouver, WA

1507 Broadway, Vancouver, WA 98663 • (360) 227-5005


Take Fashion Fitting The Upper Body again.

The study of fit is ongoing. As fashion changes, there are new fit challenges. You will have two full days to tissue-fit and fabric-fit any top or dress patterns you desire. Bring questions you want answered, and plan to spend time watching others being fit—there is much to learn in that process!

And again, and again…

Continue to refine and MASTER your fitting and sewing skills under our expert guidance. If you teach fit, you will want to watch even more bodies being fitted and more alteration challenges tackled. You will truly achieve your masters in fit!


The Pamer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting bookThe Book You’ll Want to Have—
The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fit

With The Palmer/Pletsch Complete 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.







  • Helen Bartley
  • Helen Bartley is a lifelong student of sewing, and her empathetic teaching style is all the better for it. A Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor and corporate educator, Helen teaches the workshops in Portland/Vancouver. Helen is also the author of Fit and Sew Custom Jeans and served as technical editor for the Palmer/Pletsch book Knits for Real People and as contributor, garment sewer and model for that book and the highly regarded The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting.
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