FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY WORKSHOP — Michigan — August 26-29, 2022
August 26, 2022August 29, 2022
Michigan Sewing Workshops, Fabric Warehouse 8709 Gull Road, Suite B Richland, MI 49083

Because we do hands-on fitting, we continue to be innovative and fine-tune our skills. We’ve examined and used many approaches to fitting over the years. Today we teach what works the best and easiest for YOU! We do very little measuring because measuring does not tell you all you need to know about the body you are fitting. Learning to tissue-fit patterns is a process. We fit you, then teach you to fit yourself!

Body Map worksheet and fitting patternThe first day we will give you a comprehensive presentation of The Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting Method. Then we will alter McCall’s #7279, our sheath dress pattern, to fit your body. Once you have fitted this dress, you will know what alterations are necessary in the most fitted garment you would ever sew. We will then take you shopping and show you our favorite fabrics. If you decide not to sew this style, it will become your own personal “body map” reminding you of your alterations.

After that, you will continue tissue-fitting fashion patterns. We encourage starting with McCall’s Palmer/Pletsch patterns first, as they have alteration lines on the tissue and fit tips in the guidesheet. Then venture to whatever designs you want.
Since the tissue replaces making a muslin, you can go confidently right to your fashion fabric.You will cut out some of the altered patterns in fabrics and learn to pin-fit the fabrics and fine-tune the fit to both sides of our body. By the end of the class, you will be EMPOWERED to sew any pattern design and make it fit YOU.

Take fit again.

The study of fit is ongoing. As fashion changes, there are new fit challenges. You will have four full days to tissue-fit and fabric-fit all the new 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!!

 

 

Optional Activity

teacher trainingFIT TEACHER TRAINING 8/30/2022
Spend the day fitting others in a variety of fashions so that you will be confident when you are on your own teaching. Pati Palmer or the Palmer/Pletsch instructor at your location 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 Fit, a variety of slide presentations in PowerPoint (which allows you to rearrange slides for any length presentation), class format ideas, sample promotional flyers and marketing materials. You will be able to order the McCall’s Palmer/Pletsch basic fit patterns 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.

NOTE: Teacher Training can only be taken if you are also registered for this workshop.

Organizer

  • Janet Dapson
  • Janet Dapson, Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor, conducts our popular fit workshops in the Midwest. Having attained the Palmer/Pletsch master level of educational associate, Janet specializes in bodice/skirt/dress/pant fitting and tailoring techniques. In addition to Palmer/Pletsch fit and pant workshops, she offers basic to advanced sewing classes at her specialty fabric store, Fabrications, located in Richland, Michigan, near Kalamazoo.
  • 269-629-0305
  • info@fabricationsonline.com
  • http://fabricationsonline.com/

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    • FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY WORKSHOP — Michigan — August 26-29, 2022 - $ 895.00   Seats 6
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    • FIT SEWING PATTERNS 4-DAY WORKSHOP PLUS TEACHER TRAINING — Michigan — August 26-29, 2022 - $ 1090.00   Seats 6
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