MELISSA WATSON FOR PALMER PLETSCH

MELISSA WATSON FOR PALMER PLETSCH

Showing 1–12 of 18 results

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • This cropped flare pant have L - shaped front pockets, option of waistband or facing and an exposed or fly front zipper! I love the exposed zipper with a dark denim and the red is made from this amazing red micro corduroy. If you are starting to sew early these would be great in a drapey, light weight cotton or rayon while it's still hot outside.  It also comes with this cute cropped bell sleeve top that goes perfectly with the higher waist of the pant!
  • This super-flare dress and top is fitted through the bust then flares immediately through the waist and hip. The top has a center front and center back seam to help create this much flare. You can choose to top-sitich the center front and back seams for a decorative reasons but to also stabilize your lengthwise seams. This style is SUPER easy to sew and fit. Still if you are doing the version with the 3/4 sleeve, make sure to tissue fit the sleeve. As always, personalized tissue fitting instructions for this specific pattern are in the guide sheet!
  • I love the look of a shirtdress but sometimes they can be so shapeless. I designed this one to give you a nice hourglass figure with a slightly A-line skirt and elastic in the back. The front covered placket, shirttail hem, back yoke and collar are the borrowed details from a man's shirt. In a shirtdress, you will get to practice with these shirting details, doing a covered placket with buttonholes and a collar! The rest of the details are straightforward: inserting elastic in the back casing and the barrel sleeve cuff is so forgiving! This style is best made up in crisp woven fabrics such as cotton, silk or rayon, but that’s not to say it couldn’t be done in a stable knit a-la Diane Von Furstenberg!
  • There are 4 different views in this dress which is a lot! I’ve added some fun details to the sleeve cuffs; on the long sleeves the front shape of the sleeve hem is curved, the short sleeves have a cuffed hem, and we have two different length skirts, one with a straight hem and one that is shaped. Feel free to leave out or add on the slanted patch pockets. Designed for medium-weight wovens and knits.
  • The high-waisted skirt yoke gives the fun crop top an element of modesty, an easy look for anyone to wear and nice and loose for hot summer days or nights. Use matching or miss-matching prints for the top and bottom. This would look great with some flat or wedged sandals! The top has a lot of ease and is meant to be a pullover loose blouse, where the top yoke of the skirt will fit slim to your body but release at the hip with the shirred skirt.
  • This is my favorite retro summer look and it can be a two-piece or one-piece jumpsuit. The wider legs give a cool breezy feel, very comfortable to wear spring through fall. You have the option of two pant lengths and two pant widths, slight style adjustments to round out your wardrobe. Mock-wrap top and jumpsuit (fitted through bust) have collar and narrow hem finish on armholes. Wide-legged pants and jumpsuit (loose-fitting through hips) have raised waist, front pleats and side-back seams. All have invisible back zipper and narrow hem. Designed for medium-weight wovens.  
  • These dresses have a collar band, princess seams, semi-fitted bodice, raised waist, and back zipper. The design options include a collar, two-piece sleeves gathered into button cuffs with seam opening, bodice cut on crosswise grain and skirt on bias grain for stripe of plaid mitering. Designed for medium-weight wovens. 
  • This is one of my favorite Summer items. It is very flattering for any body, especially if you are curvy. With all of the panels it is very easy to tissue fit. With the amount of flare it really looks like a skirt with the freedom of a short or pant! I love the retro feel of the design. It is high-waisted and fitted but gradually loosens around the hips and legs. This pattern is one of the styles in the Learn To Fit with Melissa Watson for McCall's, video guide. In her three-part Learn to Fit video series Melissa Watson, McCall's designer and certified sewing instructor, uses the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting method to show you how to successfully achieve a perfect fit with all of your patterns. In this video, Melissa shows you how to achieve a great fit for pants.     
  • These semi-fitted, flared, pleated dresses have underlays and invisible back zipper. View A has a bias neck and armhole binding. View B has self-lined sleeves. This dress is designed to be made from medium-weight knits and wovens. Suggested fabrics include:  Doubled Knit, Novelty Knits, Jacquard and Crepes.