Monday, February 15, 2016

Fit-Along Episode 1 is Live!

Episode 1 of the Fit-Along is now live! I'm a few days late in posting this (sorry!) We've had a really great response to the first epsiode and I'm so glad there are many of you going to fit and sew along with us. 


In this episode, Melissa and Julie will go over the history of Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Method, the supplies you will need and how to measure and choose the right size for your body. Julie will give a rundown of knit fabrics including the best types of knit for this design. Melissa will show you how to prepare your pattern for successful tissue fitting. You will even see some old pictures of Pati tissue fitting in the 70s!


The great thing about the videos is that they will be available forever! You can fit and sew along with us anytime, whether you do it now or not. 


And to make your experience even better, we're offering fabric kits. I have hand-picked a selection of knits and rayon challis that are perfect for this wrap dress pattern. The kits include enough fabric to make the long dress with the long sleeves in the largest size, thread to match and the pattern. You also get a pre-printed copy of the Palmer/Pletsch body map and fitting order which you can print for free HERE.  


The fabric kits have been live for a few days and as I type this they are actually kind of picked out! Since we didn't know how well they would go, we put together a select number. But now that we had a positive response, more patterns are on order and the kits are being cut. Watch for an update here, Facebook and through our website email list. We'll let you know when they are ready to go!

We'd love to hear from you! If you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to post a comment or email me at fabricmartblog@gmail.com.

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  1. This is great! I've never done a tissue fitting, only fabric muslins for fitting. This is going to be really helpful to learn the technique.

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    1. I think you'll really like it! I hate doing fabric muslins and will now only do them if the fabric is so precious that I can't bear to cut into it.

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