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Greetings from Petite Plus Patterns!

It's sad to see summer come to an end, but we sewers know how to enjoy the fall - take a class, attend a sewing show!!

If you live or plan to be in Alberta this September & October why not join Kathleen and Petite Plus Patterns at one of the events listed below. Read on to learn more about classes, sewing & fashion shows and book signings.

Try on Pants & Jackets at these three events

Have you ever wished you could try on the pattern before cutting? At these events you can AND get Kathleen's personal fitting advice too. Be sure to sign up early!

creative stitches and crafting alive showThe Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive Show

An exciting show for sewers, quilters and crafters!

Meet Kathleen, visit the Petite Plus Patterns booth, pick up a signed copy of Perfect Plus.

Watch (or model in) the fashion show Celebrate Your Curves, and attend these classes offered each day:

Pants, Pants, Pants Try on 3 different styles in sizes 14 to 24 and receive personal fitting advice.
Fit the Shapely Wrap Jacket Try on this very flattering jacket in sizes 14 to 24 and receive personal fitting advice.
A Perfect Wardrobe For You See the garments from Kathleen's latest book, plus more in this inspiring trunk show presentation.

Calgary September 25 & 26, 2009 Edmonton October 2 & 3, 2009
For more information telephone 888-999-1875 or

Fitting Workshops at Central Sewing Machines

fitting workshops at central sewing machinesExpand your repertoire at this fine Edmonton store.

Fit, Flow & Flatter for the Plus-sized Woman Tues Sept 29/09 Spend a day with Kathleen and learn how, no matter what your size, to create a beautiful silhouette. We'll discuss techniques that will change the way you look at patterns and ready made. You will learn how to alter for drooping shoulders, wonky necklines, bunching backs, saggy seats and full tummies. You'll see how to use ease, draping, grading and pattern adjustments that are just right for you.

Fit the Princess Seam Blazer Wed Sept 30/09 Afraid to cut into your new fabric? Wish you could try on the pattern before cutting. Now you can!

You'll be ready to start on the jacket of your dreams after this day of instruction where you'll try on the Princess Seam Blazer in sizes 14 to 24 and receive personal fitting advice from Kathleen.

For more information and to sign up for classes call Central Sewing Machines at 780-469-1147 or 780-486-0047. Click on the link below to download a copy of their class schedule.

sew news magazineMore plus-sized fitting solutions!

In the August/September issue of Sew News magazine, Kathleen shares great ways to use a multi-size pattern to custom fit your unique shape and proportions. Look for "Plus-Size Pattern Alteration" in issue #312 of Sew News.

Pick up this fine magazine for sewers at your news stand or visit the Sew News Website for details on how to purchase a copy.

Call for Models & Staff

call for models and staffAre you planning to attend The Creative Stitches & Crafts Alive show in Calgary or Edmonton?

We need one or two people to work at the Petite Plus Patterns booth.

We need a friendly person, comfortable working with the public, and with making sales using cash or credit cards. You will be needed from Thursday to Saturday during vendor hall hours and for set-up and breakdown of the booth. Remuneration is offered in either cash or product.

We also need petite plus models for the daily fashion show, Celebrate Your Curves. This is a voluntary position that involves coming in for a fitting on Thursday, then an appearance on stage on Friday and Saturday. Models will receive a pass to the show and a pattern of their choice for each stage appearance. This is a fun event. You will have an opportunity to try on lots of samples from Petite Plus Patterns and appear in front of a friendly and appreciative audience.

For more information please call Kathleen toll-free at: 1-877-909-8668 or E-Mail at

Happy sewing from all of us at Petite Plus Patterns!

Kathleen, Dan, Betty and Sue


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