Online Class

Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Pants

$24.98$49.99

Learn a quick, simple system for fitting pants patterns to complement your body beautifully.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including McCalls 6901 (mailed separately)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructors Pati Palmer & Melissa Watson
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Discover techniques for creating perfect-fitting pants quickly, easily and consistently. No muslins or trial-and-error necessary! Join sewing experts Pati Palmer and Melissa Watson as they teach you to use tissue-fitting techniques for different body types and a variety of figure variations. Start with how to choose the correct pattern size for your body and even how to fit yourself without a partner. Build the skills to recognize when pattern areas such as the thighs, tummy, backside, crotch length and more need adjustment. Then, learn to make all the necessary alterations right on the tissue pattern! The results are pants with a flattering fit, every time from front to back and top to bottom.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Tissue Fitting
16:23
Meet the founder of the Palmer/Pletsch fitting system, Pati Palmer, and her daughter, Melissa Watson, an accomplished fashion designer herself. Together they teach the system that allows any sewer to get a great fit without having to make a muslin. You'll get started with choosing the correct size and reinforcing the tissue pattern included with your class.
2. Fitting Yourself
19:19
3. Pati's Fitting
26:49
4. Jan's Fitting
20:09
5. Jamie's Fitting
23:45
6. Fabric Fittings
15:05
7. Finished Pants & Final Tips
07:59

Taught by

Pati Palmer & Melissa Watson
Pati Palmer & Melissa Watson
Pati Palmer is a pattern designer and sewing instructor with more than 37 years of experience. She has designed more than 200 patterns for The McCall Pattern Company, and she's the author of 10 sewing books. Pati taught sewing seminars throughout North America and Australia for 15 years before establishing the Palmer/Pletsch International School of Sewing in Portland, Oregon. Melissa Watson is Pati's daughter, so it's no surprise that her love of fashion and sewing can be traced all the way back to childhood. Melissa designed a line of print fabrics for Springs Creative and co-designed the DIY Line for McCall's. Soon after that, she began designing for the Palmer/Pletsch line at McCall's creating patterns that appeal to the next generation of sewers.

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