Fit Workshop - pattern tissue being laid out and cut


Palmer Pletsch Pattern Fit Sewing System

The steps to success

The Palmer Pletsch - System of Sewing:

Workshop and Skills Roadmap
Basic fit  -->  Skirt/Shirt fit  -->  Pant fit  
--------------------------> General fit

You must have completed one before progressing to the next and the first three before doing "general fit".


It's easy to enrol

It's really easy to enrol in a Palmer Pletsch workshop, here's how:

Step 1 - Register your interest

The first step is to make contact, check availability and complete an enrolment form. The form is available here. The following details need to be recorded on the form and returned to Baraque.

  1. Name
  2. Contact details (daytime phone and email)
  3. Postal address (suburb, postcode, state and country)
  4. Workshop details (name and date)
  5. Pattern Size (8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24)

Ensure you include a deposit of $50. The balance remaining is due upon class commencement.

Step 2 - Wait for confirmation of enrolment

We will contact you by phone/email to confirm availability and enrolment. A deposit of $50 per workshop is required to secure your place. Should classes be rescheduled or cancelled due to insufficient numbers we will advise.

Step 3 - Finalise payment and any balance outstanding

Ready for fun? Don't forget to bring to your first class the items on your "to bring" list ( opposite ) and the remainder of any outstanding class fees.

Full payment of any balance outstanding is required before workshop commencement. We accept payment by cheque or credit card.


For Sale

Reference books and supplies

Product Price per unit
Fit for Real People $36.00
Pants for Real People $36.00
Jackets for Real People $36.00
Grided Tissue Paper $ 9.50
Looking Good $36.00
Scarf book $5.00


Product Price (AUS$)

  Luxurious Faux Fur Scarves : white black grey and brown 

95x14cms                     $40                        




 For postage quotes and arrangements please contact Baraque

All prices are in Australian Dollars GST Inclusive (AUS$ Inc GST).


Price List

Palmer Pletsch Fit Workshops
$250 .00per workshop

Bookings are essential. Only 4 students per class. $50 deposit per workshop is required to secure a place (pending availability). Balance due at commencement.

Prices are Australian dollars inclusive of GST (AUS$). Prices are subject to change without notice




Back to top


About your teacher

Classes are conducted by Barbara Aquilina, a teacher with over thirty years of sewing experience.

Barbara is a  Palmer Pletsch Educational  Associate, an Image Consultant with The Australian Image Company  and owner of Baraque.

More details about Barbara and Baraque


 Back to top


Workshop venue

5/1-3 Munderah St
Wahroonga NSW

View map and contact details



 Back to top








Remember to bring...

For each workshop you will need.

Comfortable and easy to change out of clothes. Layers are great so you can adjust to heat  and air conditioning

Your best fitting bra and any other foundations you might wear.  A good fitting bra is essential especially if you are big busted.

A full or half slip,depending on your modesty . You may want to bring a lightweight robe with narrow sleeves, a long t-shirt or a camisole so you dont have to keep putting on your clothes.

  • 2 full boxes of extra fine glass head pins in a magnetic cushion.
  • Paper scissors and sharp fabric shears .
  • Tape measure.
  • Soft lead pencil.
  • Red and green plastic tip pen.Artline 0.4( newsagents)
  • McCalls perfect pattern paper is SUPPLIED
  • Three (3) rolls 12mm(1/2") NOT 3/4"Scotch brand magic transparent tape.
  • Weighted tape dispenser .
  • Several large zip loc plastic bags to store altered patterns .
  • See through, gridded plastic ruler
  • 6mm and 25mm elastic to tie around your waist (write your name on it )
  • Note pad and pen.
  • McCalls training pattern 2718 for fit  and 9233 for pants is SUPPLIED