The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting • Pati Palmer & Marta Alto [Flipbook]

$27.95

Winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Silver Award in the 2019 “Craft & Hobby, Home & Garden” book category.

Achieve a custom fit on any pattern with The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting. Learn bodice and skirt pattern fitting, pattern alterations, and how to get a custom fit on any pattern! 259 pages, full color. 100’s of examples and photos. Digital Edition (Flipbook)

The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting - Now available as a flipbook!

With The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting you’ll learn all facets of bodice and skirt pattern fitting and alteration to give you the background and guidance needed to achieve a custom fit on any pattern from any company. Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award in the 2019 “Craft & Hobby, Home & Garden” book category.  Enjoy this flipbook edition on any device – with immediate access!

We like to say, “What you see is what you get!” When you like what you finally see, you can go directly to your fashion fabric. Cut, then pin it together and try on in order to tweak both sides of the body. Learn all facets of bodice and skirt pattern fitting and alteration to give you the background and guidance needed to achieve a custom fit on any pattern from any company.

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The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-fitting Method

Marta Alto and Pati Palmer developed the tissue-fitting method while fitting thousands of women. Now they share what they’ve learned with YOU in this book, which covers tops, dresses, jackets, coats, and skirts. (Look to Pants for Real People for pant-specific fitting.) 

• It’s practical!
• Works with all patterns from all pattern companies!
• It’s nearly measure free!
• There’s no need to draft every design from scratch!
• There’s no need to make a muslin!

 

In this book, you will learn this fitting process. We will show it to you in several ways so that you can really absorb and understand it, then apply it to everything you sew.

If you follow our tissue-fitting order, you will be
more successful.
If you start practicing using a
Palmer/Pletsch McCall’s pattern that already has the
alteration lines printed on the tissue, it will be easier.

Learning to fit is a process. The more you do it, the better you get. The best fabric and the finest workmanship relies on getting a good fit. In fact, 25% of your sewing time should be spent fitting!

Ready to see a bit more? Take the flipbook for a spin!

See the illustrated history of fitting and the evolution of ready-to-wear in this wonderful sample from the book!

Here's what's included...

  • The Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-fitting method
  • Two Ways to Alter Patterns / Alteration Tools & Tips
  • Fitting people of all ages, sizes and shapes!
  • Tissue-fitting the Back, Neck & Chest
  • Sewing Darts
  • Fitting the Bust
  • Shoulder Fitting & Sleeves
  • Waist, Hips, Tummy & Thighs considerations
  • Sewing Techniques that Affect the Fit
  • Pattern Designing & Redesigning
  • The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting is...

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    Bust Cup Sizing

    Palmer/Pletsch Tissue-fitting

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    Y-Bust Alterations

    Full Bust Alteration Wrap Top

    Fitting Darts, Sewing Darts, & Pressing Darts

    What they are saying...

    About the Authors - Pati Palmer & Marta Alto

    Pati Palmer

    Pati Palmer is co-founder of Palmer/Pletsch, a sewing education company that produces sewing books, videos, and sewing notions. She is author and publisher of award-winning sewing books…

    Marta Alto

    Marta’s career as a sewing expert started when she sewed costumes for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.  That led to a job at SF State University teaching drama students how to sew costumes…

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