Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

Sewing Shop: Patterns, Books, DVDS and Notions

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  • These lined jackets have side panels, front darts, lapels, and an optional tie that can tie in the back or front. It has a 2-piece sleeve, and optional welt inseam pocket. Alteration lines are printed on the tissue.
  • This soft drapey top or dress has a high or low cowl neckline with soft gathers around the waist at sides and center back to camouflage any extra fluff you may have. The pattern is for knits. It is lined to the edge with a soft tricot. The back zipper is optional. If you are full busted, you will probably need it to get the top on and off. I show you how to fit the tissue and the fabric with lots of tips for knits included.
  • The New 8-Hour Blazer by Pati Palmer A little history: What do John Molloy, Family Circle Magazine, 1980, and Pati Palmer have in Common? By total coincidence, in 1980 Family Circle approached Pati to write an article on sewing blazer jackets for women. At the same time, she was designing the innovative 8-hour Blazer, her first pattern  for McCall’s. John Molloy's book Dress for Success was catching on. He told women that if they wanted to get ahead in the corporate world, they needed to dress like men. Timing is everything. There were no blazers for women at retail, so women sewed them. Pati's pattern sold more copies than any pattern in history that year--one million copies. On this 30-year anniversary of Pati Palmer designing for McCall's, she has developed the latest edition of her 8-hour blazer pattern, even more innovative than the first, focusing on the latest technology in shaping fabrics and in fitting today's female figure. The many seams allow for great fitting opportunities. There are alteration lines on the tissue. The guide is very complete and full of tips including no-fail double-welt pockets. The lined jacket is in a waist length, medium length, and a longer "boyfriend" jacket length. Be sure to use our PerfectFuse interfacings for great results.
  • Oprah said that this collar is one of the most flattering for a woman to wear. The good news is that it is easier to sew than one with a notch. I decided to make this blouse even better and included a shoulder and armhole princess front as well as a side panel with a short dart. If you want to learn to fit a full bust, this pattern has our latest alteration lines for princess printed on the tissue. Just follow the fit instructions in the guidesheet. The back is a shoulder princess in all views with alteration lines for the common fit issues. Be sure to buy the pattern by your "snug" high bust measurement.
  • THE "THIN, THINNER, THINNEST" DRESS A fitted dress is impossible for me to buy in a store as I am pear shaped. I challenged EVERY boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills to find me a fitted dress. They said, "no problem." Well, I dress to camouflage, so I fooled them. They were bewildered when they couldn't even come close. That is when I decided that I CAN sew one. More than that, I decided I could WEAR one. Just because I can't find it in ready-mades, doesn't mean it isn't for me!
  • The short, semi-fitted jacket has wide lapels, 2-piece collar with stand, ¾ sleeves that have a slit and fold out, and double-welt pockets with flaps. (TIP: Use the no-fail welt pocket technique from Jackets for Real People, but first fuse the pocket raw edges together from the wrong side before beginning.) The dress is lined to the edges and has back and front pleats and darts, back zipper and a slit at the hem. The pants have a fly front (you could change it to a back zipper if you’d prefer), self-faced yoke, and back darts.
  • This pattern would be flattering to any figure type. Even if you don’t have a waistline, wear the knit top out, add a belt for “essence of waistline” and top it off with the swing jacket with box pleat in back. The tank top is for knits, but the pull-on pant can be made of a knit or a woven just like the coat.
  • This jacket has a fold back collar or hood. Totally machine made. Use Polar Fleece, fur, wool coating or outerwear fabric. Instructions for adding trim and making flower are included. Optional lining. Could lengthen for an easy coat.
  • Unisex Kimono Robe & Pajamas Pattern

    This unisex pattern for teens to adults is designed for beginning sewists and is the second pattern in our Learn to Sew series. Like the Apron for Artist & Chefs, it is used with the Learn to Sew With Janet Corzatt beginner’s sewing program. Beginning sewing teachers—this pattern can be the basis of a series of classes.
  • Apron for Artists and Chefs Pattern

    The Apron for Artists and Chefs pattern was designed to help a beginner learn to sew successfully. For example, the side edges are on the straight of grain, not bias. The guide was written by teachers and tested by students over a two-year period. Make a toddler apron to match an adult's - all sizes are included in the one pattern! Beginning sewing teachers—this pattern can be the basis of a series of classes. This pattern is used with the Learn to Sew With Janet Corzatt beginner's sewing program.
  • The BUSINE$$ of Teaching Sewing

    SECOND EDITION by Marcy Miller and Pati Palmer Now is the ideal time to enter the business of teaching sewing. As sewing curriculum in the schools diminishes, thousands are looking elsewhere to learn to sew, or to improve their sewing skills. This newly revised book compiles more than 30 years of teaching ideas gleaned from thousands of classes taught by Palmer/Pletsch corporate educators. The authors guide you through setting up a business, identifying what, where and when to teach, creating lesson plans and visuals for teaching, then marketing yourself and your "product." Reproducible and editable business forms and teaching handouts give you a head start on making money teaching sewing.