From Fabric to Fashion • Pati Palmer & Katrina Walker (Digital Edition)
The Right Fabric + The Right Pattern = A Successful Garment.
The perfect sewing class for anyone wanting to know more about textiles, fabric color theory, and understanding how to read a sewing pattern. Perfect for new sewists who want to choose fabrics for sewing patterns more confidently.
From Fabric to Fashion - Video Overview
Pati Palmer and Katrina Walker provide a wonderful overview of sewing patterns, fabric selection based upon garment type as well as how to choose fabrics based upon your hair and complexion (color theory). They discuss fibers and fabrics and give you easy fabric tests you can perform to help you decide what to sew.
Learn clues for the best fabric to use from the pattern envelope. You will save time if you know more about fabrics including drapability, the kinds of fabric qualities needed for a design, will the fabric ease well, and how to care for fabrics so they will last.
Choosing Fabrics for Sewing Patterns
Easy Fabrics to Sew
Let's Go Shopping for Fabric!
Join Pati and Katrina as they visit a fabric store in downtown Portland, Oregon with image consultant, Ethel Harris. Ethel helps Pati and Katrina explore their personal hair and complexion color palettes to gain more confidence when picking couture fabrics.
From Fabric to Fashion offers many tips for sewing, pressing, and interfacing fabrics throughout the video. The goal of the workshop is to make you feel more confident about pattern and fabric selection, as well as enjoying your new finished garments.
Sewing with Fusible Interfacings
Fabric Care Consideration
Shopping for Fabric to Sew & Personal Color Palettes
Draping Fabric on the Body
"From Fabric to Fashion" is...
Bonus Class Materials: How to Buy the Right Size in a Top or Dress Pattern, PerfectFuse Interfacings, and Video Chapter List
How to Buy the Right Size in a Top or Dress Pattern is the most important first step in tissue fitting and shows how to pick your correct size. Take that first step with confidence!
PerfectFuse fusible interfacings from Palmer Pletsch come in a variety of weights and weaves. This 5-page detailed guide will assist you in understanding which fusing to buy and where and how to use them in your projects.
Still Not sure? Check out this Quick Tip from Katrina Walker!
Your Class Instructors: Pati Palmer & Katrina Walker
Pati Palmer studied clothing and textiles at Oregon State University. She has designed for Vogue, McCall’s and now Butterick pattern companies. She is the owner of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, author, editor and internationally renowned speaker. Companion books: Mother Pletsch’s Painless Sewing (textiles section), Jackets for Real People (best fabrics for jackets); plus Looking Good Every Day for selecting colors and prints to look your best. Pati and Katrina will also show you where you would want to use interfacings.
Katrina Walker, designer, and educator specializes in textiles, particularly silk and wool. Katrina has worked as a Family and Consumer Sciences educator and in apparel development for Nordstrom and REI. She is a Wellesley College graduate and a National Make it With Wool adult division winner. www.katrinawalker.com