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Online Class

Fitting Fashion Knits the Palmer/Pletsch Way

$24.99$39.99

Learn how to alter knit patterns to complement your body beautifully with the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 5 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • 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.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Create the perfect templates for flattering garments by learning how to adjust your patterns for knit fabrics! Fashion designer Melissa Watson and sewing fit expert Pati Palmer begin by reviewing different knit fabrics, from ponte and jersey to novelty knits. Then, get tips for perfectly pairing your yardage with a pattern. Once you've taken your measurements, Melissa and Pati will teach you the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method! Use this technique to alter a basic T-shirt, wrap top and no-side-seam pants without creating muslin after muslin. See how to make adjustments for armholes, bust and side seams on your T-shirt pattern. Next, modify your wrap top's neckline and front pieces to ensure a flattering fit. Move on to your knit pants, and learn how to modify the inseam and darts to match your curves. Finish class with Pati's expert tips for working with less-stable knits.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Fitting Knit Fabrics
10:57
The Palmer/Pletsch method can help you get a great fit. Meet Palmer/Pletsch founder Pati Palmer and her daughter, fashion designer Melissa Watson, then review fit considerations for different types of knits as you choose fabric for your next sewing project.
2. Tissue-Fitting Essentials
10:28
3. Fitting a Basic Tee
38:30
4. Fitting a Wrap Top
22:37
5. Fitting Knit Pants
24:47

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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