This is an in-depth class on tissue fitting bodices and skirts. You will learn to choose the right size pattern and how to prepare it for tissue fitting. Learn the proper order for making fit alterations and what alterations you need for your body. Then we will learn to make those changes for a flattering, perfect fit. We'll begin with fitting the basic pattern, then apply these principles to any commercial patterns that you wish to fit. There will be time to do several. We'll cut at least one out of fabric and practice fabric fitting as well. The teacher is a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Fit Instructor. Note: We will concentrate on bodices on Jan. 20, skirts on Jan. 27, fitting commercial patterns and fabric fitting on Feb. 10. If you attend all three classes, the Princess Fit class on Feb. 17 is FREE!
$ 40.00 lunch is on your own
confident beginner to advanced
$15 to be paid to instructor (includes basic fit pattern, 1/2” Scotch Magic tape, and Perfect
Pattern Paper) Items in kit are required.
Soft-lead pencil and/or colored pencils
6” seam guage
Extra fine glass head pins
1/4” wide elastic to go around your waist
2” x 18” gridded ruler and French Curve ruler if you have them (I can share)
A few fashion patterns you would like to make (not needed first session)
A well-fitting bra is a must! You may wear a camisole or leotard if you are
uncomfortable being fitted in your underwear. We will use the back room for privacy while