About Palmer Pletsch

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About Colleen

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Pati Palmer and Marta Alto & Melissa Watson are the "fit experts" and the authors of the Fit for Real People series. They have been teaching and adapting the tissue fitting method since 1973.

Through McCalls Patterns, they have designed many commercial patterns which include instruction for tissue fitting methods, directing you to a better fitting final garment.

Colleen integrates tissue fitting in any garment construction project. If you are going to take the time to sew, why not strive for the best fitting garment you can make.

Palmer Pletsch sewing & fitting workshops are offered in several US cities including Portland & Seattle. They also offer Teacher Training workshops and maintain a Certified Sewing Instructor program.


Relaxation - Creativity - Come Sew by the Sea


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