SEWING PATTERNS

SEWING PATTERNS

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  • The McCall's 7628 Dottie U Back Top and Dress is a play on a classic woven top and shift dress, fitted through the bust but slightly A-line through the waist and hips. The top has a collar band extending to the low U shaped back, exposing only the most flattering part! The optional sleeves could be beautiful if done in a sheer fabric, or this would be really beautiful in classic white shirting with some lycra. e vertical and horizontal bust darts can be used for shaping, made deeper if you want a closer fit or left out all together for a relaxed fit.
    The dress’s shaped front waist seam was inspired by a vintage lingerie slip I have and would show up beautifully in a solid color fabric. The low back and front neck is self faced. Preparing for sewing is just as important to fit as is good sewing! Make sure to interface your neckbands and facings with PerfectFuse Light, this way your back neck wont stretch out while you are sewing. You can also use stay tape stitched in the seams for extra insurance!
  • McCall's pattern 7694 Melissa's Moto jacket and vest has an exposed zipper with welt or patch size pockets and a shaped back yoke with a pleat, the jacket has a lower shaped back hem. They are both fully lined! Preparing for sewing is just as important to fit as is good sewing! Make sure to interface your neckbands and facings with PerfectFuse Medium https://www.palmerpletsch.com/product/perfect-fuse-interfacing-medium/ Your back neck, lapel and front facing will have more stability and warmth.
  • Puffer Jackets are in Vogue this fall. View A is totally cool, but all of the views, quilted or un quilted have great skills that can be learned from the guide sheet such as using fold-over binding, separating zippers, lining, lined to the edge using the flip-lining technique, and quilting. Each jacket teaches many new and different skills.
    They are being called "puffer jackets” when they are quilted with a layer of batting in between two layers of fabric or between fashion fabric and a backing fabric. Most garment battings are thin and lightweight. You will find many suggestions if you search quilt battings on the internet.
    For the outside fabric use sport weight cotton, rip-stop nylon, fleece, or almost anything you love. We have seen designer vests in metallic fabrics. Or, you could do"faux puffer” and just topstitch or embroider on a single layer of fabric. Choose from the shorter or longer lengths. There are outside patch pockets for Views A, B as well as side-seam pockets for Views C, D. Double fold bias binding is a smart finish.
  • Two DVDs and Two Patterns

    Palmer/Pletsch makes it easier than ever for people to learn fashion sewing. For over 15 years we’ve offered a workshop curriculum for teachers of beginning sewing, and now we’ve modified this exceptional program into a DVD home-study course for beginners who want to teach themselves how to sew. Learning to sew has never been easier. And if you have friends or family who don’t yet know how to sew, this is the program to give them! INCLUDES TWO DVDS AND TWO PATTERNS ($79.90 if purchased separately)
  • Because of a request from a college sewing teacher, we created this shirt to give her the details she wanted to teach. It has a simple back yoke and a collar and collar band. It has simple-to-fit darted shaping and sleeve and front band variations. The long sleeve features our famous “painless placket” that Marta Alto created for our Painless Sewing book in the 1970s. It allows you to put the cuff on with the sleeve flat. Choose from a narrow-hemmed shirt tail hem or a straight hem with side slits. After tissue-fitting and cutting, you should be able to sew this shirt in three hours. (If not the first time, maybe the second time.) We’ve specialized in shirt techniques for years and you can follow speed demon Marta Alto on our Learn to Sew a Shirt or Blouse DVD.
  • This raglan sleeve knit pattern by Melissa Watson  comes with a dress, tunic and cropped top. The dress has a slightly lower shirt tail hem in the back and is fitted in the bust area, without being too body hugging in the waist and hips.  All length options; the dress, the tunic and the crop version have side slits and have the option of cap, short and long sleeve and two different neck bands. The guide sheet includes instruction for how to fit and do alterations on a raglan sleeve for smaller or larger arms. A fun tip with the dress, because it has pockets, without topstitching them down you can attach the edges together on the inside with 1" flat elastic to keep them from getting bunched up at the hips!
  • Bernice is my daughter Melissa Watson Ellis’s new mother-in-law, who lives in Sydney, Australia. When we were there in December (summer) she wore a series of the cutest sheath dresses with flats, heels, or ankle boots. The dresses were in solid or printed cotton, rayon, or poly woven, or knit fabrics. One was similar to this design but we added slits to the front and a color blocking option. The easy binding technique is one that McCall’s designers shared with me. I was going to use purchased braid, but this binding technique is actually easier and gives you more trim color options. The slightly raised waist flows nicely over a slightly thicker middle like I have. The darts can be narrowed or eliminated if you need more waist room. The trim adds a flattering vertical line. If you can’t wear this style dress, consider lengthening the top for a fun blouse.
  • This easy dress is very easy to fit because of the alteration lines printed right on the tissue and the instructions in the guide sheet. The shoulder princess is a flattering vertical line. If you are flat chested, you can stay cool in the summer by eliminating the bra for comfort and, for modesty, using the pockets shown on views A and D. View A collar, yoke, pockets, and cuffs can be cut on the bias if using a plaid. There is an optional self-fabric belt.
  • Straight or boot legged, below waist jeans have side front pockets with inside pocket, front fly zipper, back yoke, back pockets, waistline with button closure, belt carriers and narrow hem. The guidesheet includes fit tips and sewing jeans details. See Marta fit and sew jeans and follow along with her on our DVD Jeans For Real People. An expanded jeans chapter is in our latest book Pants For Real People and includes a sewing order that you'll love.
  • This is an unstructured overcoat, meaning that it doesn’t have a lining and no shaping like shoulder pads or heavy interfacing. I will give you some tips below on using some light interfacing, especially for the front facing pieces. You will want to finish the inside back seams either with a serger or bias binding which would be pretty in a contrasting color! Some design details that you don’t want to miss:
    • I made the sleeve with a raised sleeve cap so it should be set in from the tip of your shoulder a little bit, meaning that the shoulder seam is meant to be a little shorter. When you are tissue fitting don’t correct this!
    • This coat has a 3 piece sleeve because your arm doesn’t hang stick straight so why should your sleeve? It bends gently at the elbow and is shaped with darts and a curved over-arm seam. Make sure not to press it down flat. Use pressing tools to press your seams open. Then to one side to do your topstitching.
    • Topstitching is optional, but suggested~ it will keep the edges of your overcoat flat and make the seams stronger.
    • There is a slight curve on the front jacket closure, make sure to sew smoothly and slightly round and not pivot to a right angle.
    • There are side panels on the front and back, so if you need to do a FBA, you only have to do it on the front piece, not the side panel.
    • There are inseam pockets between the side panel and front!
    • The front is fully faced with self-fabric.