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.
Confident Beginner to Advanced
Kit (required): $10 to be paid to instructor included McCall's 7279 Basic Fit Pattern, 1/2" Scotch Magic tape, and Perfect Pattern Paper.
Supply List: Paper scissors; Soft-led pencil and/or colored pencils; Tape measure; 6" seam gauge; Extra -fine glass head pins; 1/4" wide elastic to go around your waist; 2" x 18" gridded ruler and French Curve (if you have them--I can share); and a few fashion patterns you would like to make (note needed the firs 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 fitting.