REGISTER NOW - Online seminar: T-Shirt Dress Reinvented - May 17 or 18, 2022

Sewing Workshop: Fit Fashion Patterns

1 Comment

Sewing Workshop:  Fit Fashion Patterns

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
Repeat attendees welcome, fit as many patterns as you can!
    Workshop PDF        Workshop Policies

      Cost:  $295 + $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:   Oct 16, 23, 30,  2021     9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.    ***COMPLETE***

      Location:   Calgary, AB

      Contact us to be waitlisted

      1 Response


      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.

      Leave a comment

      Comments will be approved before showing up.

      Also in Workshops

      Sewing Workshop: Private Fit or Sew
      Sewing Workshop: Private Fit or Sew

      Sewing Workshop:  Open Sew  **NEW**
      Sewing Workshop: Open Sew **NEW**

      This workshop is for you!   Fit any pattern or sew any garment you would like.  The only restriction is that you have basic sewing and fitting experience 
      Sewing Workshop:  More Fit
      Sewing Workshop: More Fit

      Need some additional fitting help? This workshop is designed as a followup once you have completed a fit workshop (Fit for Real People, Pants for Real People, or Fit and Sew Knits).  Drop by the studio and fit as many patterns as you can.

      Sign up for our Newsletter

      Be the first to find out about new arrivals, and upcoming workshops or seminars.