McCall's 7279 Standard Sheath Dress Fitting Pattern

£9.75 £6.85

This pattern teaches the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method for fitting dresses, tops and skirts.  It includes extensive instructions which guide you step-by-step through fitting this pattern to your body!

If you've been struggling to achieve a great fit, it can often be a good idea to try a fitting pattern.  Fitting patterns are basic patterns that are designed to fit your body like a glove.  By fitting a fitting pattern, you'll have a much better idea of the adjustments you're likely going to need to make to other sewing patterns.

This fitting pattern by Palmer/Pletsch is excellent, as it not only includes detailed, step-by-step instructions which guide you through the pattern-fitting process, but it also has alteration lines right on the tissue.  If you need to make a full bust adjustment or a sway back adjustment (for example), you'll know exactly where to cut! 

Finally, if you'd like to sew the pattern up as a dress after you've perfected the fit, detailed sewing instructions are also included.  


Sizes 6 to 22.  All sizes are included in the pattern.

For McCall's size chart, see the last image.

Difficulty Level

No difficulty rating is given.  

Fabric Needed

Designed for medium-weight woven fabrics: Wool Crepe, Wool Blends, Gabardine, Sateen.

How much fabric do you need?  See the second last image.

Haberdashery Needed

22" (56 cm) Invisible Zipper and Hook & Eye.