Fit Pants to Your Body • Pati Palmer (Digital Edition)
Pants for Real People Fitting Techniques
featuring Pati Palmer
Pati Palmer teaches you how to tissue-fit a fitted and trouser-style pant. She covers how to buy the right size pattern, get the tissue ready and fine-tune the pattern before cutting. She addresses accuracy, common alterations, fabric pin-fitting, and waistband fitting. (1hr 20mins)
NOTE: This Fit Pants to Your Body video is the updated and remastered streaming and downloadable edition of the Palmer/Pletsch DVD Pants for Real People Fitting Techniques.
Fit Pants to your Body: A Peek Inside the Video Class:
Get that perfect pants fit!
In this video Pati fits a fitted style as well as a pleated trouser—a style that comes and goes and changes mainly in the amount of ease and number of pleats incorporated into the design. Even if you aren’t fitting a trouser, you will learn a lot watching this lesson.
Pati fits herself to show you that you can too. You will learn to tissue-fit a pant pattern, alter it, and do the final fitting in fabric.
After fitting thousands of women in gingham pants, Pati Palmer experimented with using the tissue paper pattern instead. She found that if you reinforced the crotch with tape, you protect the pattern. When her students tried the tissue on one half of their body, she found that for the first time she could see what was going on in the crotch area. Fitting became dramatically easier.
Over many years she refined the method and the alterations. Then after 20 years of hands-on tissue-fitting, she came up with a fitting order that reduced confusion and improved accuracy. Print out the handout we provide and follow it when fitting any pant.
Altering Pant Patterns before Sewing
Fitting Trouser Pant Patterns and Waistbands
Altering Patterns after Tissue-fitting
Fabric Fitting and Sewing Trouser Waistbands
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HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT SIZE PANT PATTERN
The perfect fitting pant begins with buying the right size pant sewing pattern. Follow along as Pati Palmer shares her years of experience and 200+ pattern design know-how with you as we explore the types of patterns and fits you can go for.
PALMER PLETSCH TISSUE-FITTING METHOD
Learn how you vary from a standardized pattern and alter the tissue to fit you using the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Method. After watching Marta at work, you’ll be able to customize patterns so your handmade garments look and feel awesome.
Alter pant patterns before sewing & TISSUE FITTING WHEN SEWING PANTS
• Prepare Your Pattern for Tissue Fitting
• Altering the Fitted Pant Tissue
• Altering after the First Tissue-Fitting Fabric
• Fitting the Fitted Pant and Fitted Waistband
• Tissue Fit a Trouser and the Waistband
• Trying on the Tissue Pant Pattern
• Altering After First Trouser Tissue-fitting
• Fabric Fitting a Trouser
• Fabric Fitting and Sewing Trouser Waistbands
• Important Things to Remember when Fitting Pants
Bonus Class PDFs: "Fitting Order for Pants" + "Your Body Map Alteration Worksheet"
Especially prepared by Pati Palmer for this digital edition of the video class, enjoy both of these downloadable PDFs when you buy Fit Pants to your Body. Refer to these handy guides while you watch the sewing tutorial. Narrow, shorten or eliminate front darts, straighten for a full tummy, lengthen or shorten the crotch depth. Check the fit and make adjustments to the tissue before sewing for that perfect fit!
Your Class Instructor: Pati Palmer
Pati Palmer is known for creating the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method along, with Marta Alto. Once the tissue is altered to fit, your pattern is ready to cut. After being an educator for an interfacing company and director of a sewing school and sewing notions and pattern buyer for a department store, she conducted seminars throughout North America and Australia for 15 years. In 1980, nine Palmer/Pletsch Educators taught 900 seminars in North America. In 1985, Pati established the Palmer/Pletsch International School of Sewing in Portland, Oregon, which trained consumers and sewing educators. In addition to Portland workshops, there are now satellite sewing schools in Pittsburgh, Michigan, and Seattle which also offer Palmer Pletsch “Sewing Vacation” workshops.
Pati Palmer and Susan Pletsch created Palmer/Pletsch to self-publish their early books which lead to publishing books by other talented sewing, image, and home decorating teachers. Since 1980, Pati has designed and written instructions for 350 patterns for The McCall Pattern Company, starting with the now infamous Pati Palmer/Susan Pletsch 8-hour blazer pattern that stunned the industry by selling one million copies the first year. Prior to 1980 she designed for Vogue Patterns. Look for her newest line of patterns in Butterick coming soon.
Pati says, “I am thrilled to see so many young people sewing and sharing through blogging and social media. They are enthusiastic and innovative. Time for the 20- and 30-somethings to shine and the rest of us to continue our good work while mentoring them!” Pati Palmer lives in Portland, Oregon.