Classes » Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Dresses Intensive

Available Dates


April 29–30, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)
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T.B.A. (Saturday and Sunday)

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Hours in Class

16 hours over 2 days.


Workroom Social 893 Bergen Street Suite #11 (2nd Floor) Crown Heights, Brooklyn



(50% deposit required to enroll. Remaining balance due one week before your class date.)

Class Description

Anyone can sew their own clothes! It just takes a little imagination, some instruction, and practice.

Learn the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Method for dresses. Students will learn everything you need to know to tissue-fit a bodice, skirt, and sleeve; alter your sewing pattern; and fabric pin fit your dress. Leave class with a fitted and altered pattern, and with fabric pin-fitted and ready to sew up when they get home!

As part of our Learn to Sew classes, sewing and fitting instruction is taught with an emphasis on key industry skills and techniques to create professional-looking garments that look store-bought, not homemade. All of our classes are both fun and productive, instead of just one or the other. We encourage anyone who is interested in sewing clothes to join us for this weekend intensive, whether you are strictly a hobbyist or interested in learning construction skills to bring your original fashion designs to life.

Our Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Dresses Weekend Intensive is like taking a 2-day fitting vacation, and we’ve taught wonderful students from all over the world. We invite you to spend a weekend working with us in our inspiring and friendly studio. After this class you’ll start your week with lots of excitement to continue your sewing adventures!*

Read more about what to expect from your class at Workroom Social.

Classwork includes…

  • How to tissue-fit a pattern before you cut your fabric.
  • Practical, logical, and useful fit methods.
  • Pattern alteration methods that can be applied to future sewing projects.
  • How to pin fit in fabric and fit both sides of your body.
  • How to apply fitting skills to two different styles of dresses.

Tuition includes…

  • Lunch and treats both days.
  • Dress patterns.
  • Handouts and other supporting materials.
  • Use of studio equipment and tools. If you prefer to work on your own sewing machine, you are welcome to bring it. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Supply lists are emailed to enrolled students about two weeks before each class date.

Skills needed to take this class include…

  • Experience setting up, operating, and troubleshooting sewing machines.
  • Experience sewing straight seams. Experience sewing curved seams is helpful.
  • Experience using sewing patterns. While there is no actual sewing in this class, you will not be successful fitting if you do not know how sewing patterns work.
  • This class is designed for an intermediate level sewer.

Are you an absolute beginner who is interested in taking this class? We’d love to have you! Please email us at hello @ for more information on how you can take this class.


Don’t let a company control what you wear. Own your style and your clothes by making them yourself.

At Workroom Social, we specialize in teaching adults how to sew clothes that fit both their individual styles, and also their unique body shapes and sizes.

Our sewing classes are designed for adults to learn in a warm and non-competitive environment. Perfection is never our goal; rather, students should expect that over time their skills will improve practice. Our team of professional designers and sewists make garment sewing approachable, and it’s our goal to provide students with the confidence and the knowledge you need to continue practicing sewing at home.

Through sewing we build communities, stimulate creativity, and help improve women’s self-esteem and confidence by empowering them to sew the clothes they want to wear.

*While we cannot guarantee that each student will complete her garment, the majority of students do.
**Please be sure to read our class policies. If you have any questions about classes and learning at Workroom Social, please email hello @