Pattern Fitting Classes2019-02-10T08:29:58+00:00

Pattern Fitting Classes

THIS CLASS IS HELD AT BOLT FABRIC BOUTIQUE IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND

4643 NE 42nd Ave. Suite C
Portland, OR 97218

Friends, I am offering this class at Bolt Fabrics in fabulous Northeast Portland only at this time.  The shop is over-the-top delicious with a great fabric and notions selection that I cannot offer in my limited-license location.  Pairing with a fabric shop for this class has always been more fun.    Vancouver folks: It’s an easy commute with only a minute on I-5 and off to surface streets.  Takes me 15 minutes from my studio. Trust!  Come sew with me.

Fit & Sew a Perfect Blouse or Shirt  

Learn the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Method using any commercial pattern to create your perfect shirt. The art of fit is imperative for successful garment sewing. If you have sewn and struggled with fit, this series is for you. We know you will love the results.

In this series you will learn:

  • How to choose your correct pattern size using one measurement
  • To prepare, tissue fit, and alter the pattern
  • Layout, cut and mark your fashion fabric
  • Pin fit & “tweak” your garment and mark changes
  • Sew a blouse or shirt with great techniques for collars, yokes, bands and cuffs.

Prerequisite: Advanced beginner sewing skills

Fit & Sew a Perfect Shirt  Four 5-hour sessions: March 20, 27 & April 3, 10, 2019 1:00PM to 6:00PM $340

Held at Bolt Fabric Boutique!

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THIS CLASS IS HELD AT MONTAVILLA SEWING CENTER IN GRESHAM

971 NE Kelly Ave
Gresham, OR 97030

Focus On Fit-Pant Fit & Sew  Moving on to the the lower body with Pant Fit & Sew.  This is going to rock your sewing world right off it’s foundation by empowering you to make pants that FIT!  I recommend the workshop-tested Palmer/Pletsch for McCall’s pattern 6901-a perfect pant pattern for learning fit. We will start with a presentation that walks you through all the pant fit basics and covers fabrics and notions, too.  Since there is some sewing involved before a great fabric pin fitting can happen, I’ve made this intro class three sessions. You will alter your pattern, cut from fabric, insert zippers and sew crotch seams, pin fit and prepare the waist band.  Some home sewing will remain to complete your garment. You can change up this basic pant in numerous ways and  make it your lower body road  map.

Prerequisite: Advanced beginner sewing skills

16 hours in 4 sessions, $199

Tuesdays April 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2019

Fit & Sew Pants
Tuesdays April 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2019
16 hours in 4 sessions, $199
Held at MONTAVILLA SEWING CENTER in Gresham

Register Now!
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