About Me

Pamela's Closet, Inc. is owned by Pam Howard and specializes in Ladies Couture Tailoring, Advanced Sewing Instruction, and Fitting. Pam has a B.S. in Textiles & Clothing and is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. She has written articles for Threads Magazine and has taught at many ASG National Conventions as well as The Original Sewing and Quilt Expos. She tests patterns for the Threads Pattern Review along with many other talented sewists, and was a guest on DIY's "Sew Much More" hosted by Susan Khalje. Pam loves the possibility of what a piece of fabric can become! Pam  made the Trenchcoat that appeared on the cover of Threads #112, and wrote the Basics article:"Machine topstitch for a flat, strong, decorative finish".


  1. Do you still have the pattern for the Flirt Skirt and where can it be bought?
    Thanks, Mickey

  2. I am a 3X or 4X size shirt man. Never made a shirt. Have sewing equipment and experience. Will your Classic Tailored Shirt program be able to work for me and my large size?
    Thank you

    1. I noticed your question and know that keeping up with a blog is extra work. I have taken Pam's class, and loved it. However, I am what most would call an advanced beginner. You will love Pam's class, and if anyone could walk you through making a shirt, it is Pam Howard. Now, this is construction. I am signing up for her jacket fit class (because fit affects everything, so I'll use it for shirts and skirts, too). Since you indicated you have some sewing experience, you should be fine. Start with muslin, so if you have fit issues, or need to cut another piece (I've done that) you didn't use up your good fabric. Good luck!

  3. Hi Pam,
    I have a question on your Modern Jacket Technique class. I would like to make a coat that is styled like a jacket. I wish to learn how to use horsehair canvas for the collar and sew it in by hand. Do you use this technique or fusible interfacing? Thanks. I love your classes!

  4. When and where is your next sewing bootcamp?

  5. Pam,
    I don't know how to say 'thank you' enough. I enrolled in your tailored shirt class through Caftsy and you have empowered me. I taught myself to sew as a teenager . I mainly made a few dresses and clothes for my daughter but nothing too advanced. After watching your class, I jumped right in with two feet. I have since made three tailored shirts for my husband, a 1950's pattern (that I had to alter) princess cut dress for me, and I feel as though I could sew anything! Not only did you hold my hand through the tailored shirt, but you empowered me to believe that I can sew anything! Thank you!!! I have your voice in my head head as I sew "Cardinal sin, you sewed over a pin! ".

    I am hoping that this is the best place to let you know what a difference you made :) Terry

  6. Hi Pam
    I need to make an appointment but have lost your email address. Can you please email be back? XOXOXOX

  7. ...at dagmar7@comcast.net or 770-313-4235

  8. Hi Pam,
    I want to take either your bootcamp or if you do private lessons. Could you let me know what to do to contact you?