| Sewing : Pattern Fit Workshop
Learn how to alter any pattern to fit you using hands-on tissue fitting. In this workshop we do very little measuring, because measuring does not tell you all you need to know about your body. Discover what size you really are, so that you can start out with the correct pattern. Focus on making bodice and skirt alterations using Palmer / Pletsch fitting techniques and McCalls pattern 2718. Once changes are made to the basic pattern, you will go home with your own personal body map and the ability to alter any fashion pattern of your choice. You will be encouraged to tissue fit and alter additional dress patterns of your choice. (Additional cost for materials)
Westfield Penrith Weekend on Sunday Weekends
Beginning 24/2/2019 from 10:00:00 to 16:00:00
for 2 Weeks
Topics Covered include:
Introduction to fit. Measuring and how to ascertain correct size. Pattern preparation for fitting Tissue fitting Pattern adjustments for a good fit Layout and cutting of fitting shell or garment Fabric fitting Construction of fitting shell or garment
Students will learn to alter a fitting shell pattern to their own unique shape using Palmer / Pletsch fit method.
On the first session bring
(Please do not purchase any materials until notified course is running) Contact the College for the material list. Comfortable, easy to change out of clothes and a well fitting bra. You may like to wear/ bring a camisole and leggings or tights to wear during fitting. A box of fine, large head pins in a magnetic pincushion Tape measure Soft lead pencil Red and green fine felt tip pens Two rolls of 12mm Scotch brand magic transparent tape Weighted table tape dispenser Paper scissors Gridded plastic ruler (eg quilters), plastic ruler or dressmakers square 6mm elastic to tie around your waist Note pad and pen Palmer/Pletsch or similar gridded pattern tissue (from Lincraft, Spotlight or online) or white gift wrap tissue. Greaseproof paper is too stiff. Mc Calls pattern 7279 (multi size) or 2718 in your size (a course requirement) Additional dress or bodice/skirt patterns to tissue fit. Calico or plain, cheap, woven fabric to do a fabric fitting shell. Yardage required is listed under Dress (fitting shell) on the back of the pattern envelope. Optional book Fit for Real People by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto. This is a useful reference book and is available from www.mccalls.com.au , www.bookdepository.co.uk, www.palmerpletsch.com and www.booktopia.com.au You may also find it at Spotlight and Lincraft. Determining Pattern Size Measure around your bust (around the fullest part of the bust and straight across the back) and your chest (directly under the arms straight across the back and above the bust). Select the pattern size according to your bust measurement. If there is more than 5cm difference between your bust and chest measurement, use your chest measurement as your bust measurement. SIZE 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 Bust 75 78 80 83 87 92 97 102 107 112 117 122 The pattern can be purchased at Spotlight or Lincraft (it may need to be ordered) or online from www.sewing-patterns.com or www.mccalls.com (pattern tissue can also be purchased on these sites). If you are unsure of your pattern size, or have difficulty purchasing the pattern, please contact Wendy Walters on 0403824731
and purchase during the course
Wear warm clothing in Autumn and Winter as classrooms can get quite cold.
Special Issues To Note
24th Feb and 3rd Mar Workshop, no Concession