Fit for Real People

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Fit for Real People

Learn to fit commercial patterns with confidence. During this 3 day workshop, a certified Palmer/Pletsch sewing instructor will guide you thru the process. You will:

  • Determine your appropriate size 
  • Understand how your body differs from the basic sloper from which patterns are designed 
  • Determine what type of designs would flatter you
  • Learn the Palmer/Pletsch FIT process: tissue-fit & fit-as-you-sew
  • Tissue fit several fashion patterns
  • Fabric fit at least one garment
Fit for Real People

    Cost:  $215 + $30 Kit Fee (+ GST)

    Skill Level:  Basic sewing experience required 

    Please note this is a 19.5 hour workshop held over multiple days.  Only one workshop is being offered at this time.

    Dates:   In-person workshops suspended due to COVID 

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    May 21, 2021

    I love to sew but I was increasingly disappointed in it because things did not fit properly. With a 2 size difference between top and bottom, I felt frustrated and unsatisfied with clothing that I could either sew or buy. In 2016, I met Janice by signing up for her workshop, Fit for Real People. What a change! I started to learn about relationships between parts of my body and how patterns were designed to fit. The real revelation was how to fit my back and shoulders and how those adjustments affected my front adjustments. Rather than trying to make just a enormous FBA that never quite did the job, I now know how to how to fit my upper and lower body properly. It’s been a long journey but I adore the results: sewing with a good expectation of fit. Even buying off the rack is easier because I can spot the problem that make me unhappy with a garment’s fit. I now sew the majority of my garments because I cannot buy this fit! Love it and my new clothes.

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