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  • Josephines Dry Goods 2609 Southeast Clinton Street Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)

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Are you frustrated by patterns that don't fit your body? Don't blame the patterns - learn to fit! Everyone's body is different, but you can learn how to tissue fit and adjust patterns to fit your shape. In this class, Marla will teach you the basics of tissue fitting ( trying on the paper pattern) and how to recognize where the adjustments need to be made. Learn to make common adjustments to your pattern to accommodate your shoulders, back, bust, waist, hips and arms. Bring the tissue pattern of your choice and leave ready to cut and sew a garment that will fit you. (No pants fitting in this class) This is semi-private lessons and very individualized.

Thursday, December 7
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Class price: $110


One or two tissue patterns of your choice – tops, dresses, jackets, coats or skirts – no pants fitting in this class. Depending on your needed adjustments and how quickly you work, you may be able to fit more than one pattern in class.
If patterns are on heavier paper, they must be traced onto tissue paper first.
Pins, rulers, pen or pencil, paper scissors, micropore tape

You will receive a 15% discount the day of your class! Please arrive 30 minutes early if you are purchasing your class supplies prior to class.
If you are unable to finish your project during the allotted class time - don't worry! You will be granted one free hour of Open Sew at Josephine's to finish!



Earlier Event: December 7
Later Event: December 9