Sewing Pants that Fit
This past weekendI was fortunate to be able to attend the four day Pant Fitting and Sewing Workshop with Pati Palmer at the Palmer/Pletsch International School of Sewing in Portland, Oregon. It was an amazing experience. The students, who hailed from all over the United States and Canada, brought a broad range of experience and backgrounds with them. Learning to fit all the different body types was incredibly rewarding as each student was revealed in a beautifully fitting pair of pants! Much spontaneous applause and appreciation was heard around the room as everyone proudly modeled the best fitting pair of slacks they'd ever owned - that they'd learned to fit and sew themselves.
For those of you who can't make it to Portland - good news! Pacific Fabrics offers fit classes with Palmer/Pletsch Educational Associate Nancy Seifert (page 15 of the current catalog). Her intensive Pants for Real People - 2 Day Express Workshop is being offered in several locations during February and March.
So if you've been frustrated with trying to sew pants that truly fit and flatter - don't wait any longer! You will be be amazed at the difference a properly fitted pant can make.