Pattern-Fitting Course - Tops & Dresses

Have you ever been frustrated when you followed all the pattern instructions religiously yet your lovingly hand-made garment that you’ve spent hours working on just doesn’t fit properly?

The best – and easiest – way to make sure your garment will fit is to make any necessary adjustments to the pattern before you go anywhere near the fabric!

Over this 2-day course I will teach you the Palmer/Pletsch method of tissue-fitting and pattern alteration that can be applied to any commercial brand of clothes-making patterns. 

Topics covered include full bust adjustments, sway back, forward shoulder and rounded back.  Plus whatever unique changes you need for your shape!

Bring along your own patterns to work on (full details of suitable styles will be given prior to the course) which I will fit to you prior to demonstrating the appropriate pattern alterations.

Pattern-drafting equipment is available for your use, together with tissue paper and tape.

Please note: There is no sewing involved on this course.


Sep 10th & 11th


10:30AM – 4:30PM (Both Days)


Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

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