For our monthly meeting in March, we did a small pivot to have our guest speaker not just speak, but deliver a class! Over 90 minutes, Pamela Leggett of Pamela’s Patterns showed us the Palmer/Pletsch tissue paper fitting method for the upper body, where paper is used in place of fabric and a muslin, to alter a pattern to a body. Specifically, due to time limitations, Pamela focused on the upper body.
Our Past President Lorna McKillip recently found a lovely and humorous poem called Thirteen Ways of Looking a Pattern, from the Dress a Day blog by Erin McKean, and wanted to share it with our members. As a poet and sewist sharing Lorna’s story on her behalf, I have to agree, though I don’t think you have to be either to draw the same conclusions.