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Pati Palmer, President of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing has been teaching sewing for 39 years and was recently inducted into The American Sewing Guild's Sewers Hall of Fame. After being an educator for the Armo interfacing company and a department store buyer and home economist, she conducted seminars throughout North America and Australia for 15 years, traveling 26 weeks per year.

In 1985, she established the Palmer/Pletsch International School of Sewing in Portland, Oregon where she now trains consumers and sewing educators.

In 2000, Palmer/Pletsch introduced a new line of fusible interfacings that can be used to give added body to garments when sewing.

Palmer is known on PatternReview for her book FFRP which is now also available on PatternReview.com in the NEW DVD Format.


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Ultrasuede Jacket DVD
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Ultrasuede Jacket DVD

"Learn all about sewing Ultrasuede while Marta Alto sews a blazer-style jacket. Includes cutting, marking, flat method constructions, and quick lining. You'll have the ""confidence to cut"" into these wonderful fabrics after watching this video!"

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PerfectFuse Medium Black
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PerfectFuse Medium Black

PerfectFuse Medium-For jacket fronts and under collars. Also nice on knits and Ultrasuede. 60" wide, 64% rayon/36% polyester. Price is for one yard.

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PerfectFuse Light White
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PerfectFuse Light White

PerfectFuse Light-same weight as Sheer but softer and adheres well to textured surfaces and knits. Often used on jacket backs, side fronts, and upper collar as an underlining. 60" wide, 100% polyester. Price is for one yard.

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Fusible Interfacing DVD
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Fusible Interfacing DVD

Tired of struggling to fuse interfacing to jackets and other sewing projects? Marta Alto simplifies interfacing decision making in this expanded DVD video.

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Full Bust DVD
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Full Bust DVD

Full-busted women buy oversized clothes so they can button the front. Now you can buy patterns to fit your upper chest, neck, and shoulders and easily learn to alter the front to fit your C, D, DD, or larger cup size. This two-hour video could forever change your appearance! Reviews of Full Busted DVD

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Jackets for Real People DVD
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Jackets for Real People DVD

Sew a jacket and ALL your FUTURE sewing will improve! Follow along as Marta Alto sews a lapel-style jacket with double-welt pockets, vented sleeves, sleeve heads and lining for maximum learning. Clear, step-by-step close-ups take you each step of the way.

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PerfectFuse Sheer Black
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PerfectFuse Sheer Black

PerfectFuse Sheer -use on lightweight shirt and blouse fabrics for a crisp finish. 60" wide, 100% polyester. Price is for one yard.

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Learn to Sew a Shirt or Blouse DVD
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Learn to Sew a Shirt or Blouse DVD

Marta Alto shows you how to fit, cut, mark, and sew two styles of shirts. One has a collar with a band, the other a convertible (fold back or button up) collar. She covers fit, fabrics, choosing the right interfacing, sleeve placket and cuffs, hems, and buttonholes. Marta can make a quality shirt in two hours or less. Each one you make will be faster and easier to sew!

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Pants Sewing DVD
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Pants Sewing DVD

"Learn how to sew great looking pants that flatter any body. Marta Alto sews a fitted pant and a trouser, beginning with trying on her altered tissue to check it before cutting. The goal of this DVD is not only to show sewing techniques for two styles of pants, but to show how you can fit yourself using hand-held and full-length mirrors.

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Fit For Real People DVD
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Fit For Real People DVD

Learn the basics of choosing the right size, tissue-fitting, altering, and fabric-fitting in this interactive DVD. Marta Alto fits a model who needs the most common alterations for the bust, back, shoulders, and sleeves. She demonstrates the same alterations on 3 styles of tops-- a fitted shirt; a loose fitting jacket, and a fitted princess jacket with a straight skirt. Palmer/Pletsch has been influencing pattern company fit products for over 25 years and are considered the "Fit Authorities" by The McCall Pattern Co.
Inside:
-Buy the right size pattern with the right amount of ease.
-Prepare a pattern for tissue-fitting.
-Fitting a darted, fitted shirt.
-Altering for broad back, full bust, forward shoulder, and fitted sleeve.
-Altering a loose jacket. Adding a dart for a full bust.
-Altering a fitted princess jacket for full bust.
-Altering a straight skirt
-Round and high round back alterations
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Jeans for Real People DVD Set
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Jeans for Real People DVD Set

Pati Palmer, McCall's Fit Expert, has been designing jeans patterns for McCall's since 1980. Marta Alto has perfected sewing jeans details. Together they show you how to achieve the look and fit you want. Start with the right size pattern. Learn the latest way to tissue-fit your jeans pattern: first tissue-fit like any pant, then give it the "jeans fit" in fabric--all before you do any sewing.

In this 2-DVD (Approximately 3 hours) set you'll see

  • Buying the right size pattern
  • Tissue-fitting the jeans pattern
  • Altering the tissue.
  • The first fabric fitting-get the "jeans fit" before sewing
  • Sewing jeans pockets and back yoke.
  • Jeans fly front zipper.
  • Second fabric fitting for jeans crotch fit
  • Flat-felled seam options
  • Belt carriers
  • Waistbands
  • Fitting a petite figure
  • Fitting a full figure
  • Bias jeans

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PerfectFuseTailorUltra White
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PerfectFuseTailorUltra White

PerfectFuse TailorUltra-The ultimate jacket interfacing. It adds body, yet is soft making any fabric feel like cashmere. Even turns a silk into a jacket fabric. 66" wide 78% rayon/22% polyester. Price is for one yard.

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PerfectFuseTailorUltra Black
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PerfectFuseTailorUltra Black

PerfectFuse TailorUltra-The ultimate jacket interfacing. It adds body, yet is soft making any fabric feel like cashmere. Even turns a silk into a jacket fabric. 66" wide 78% rayon/22% polyester. Price is for one yard.

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PerfectFuse Medium White
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PerfectFuse Medium White

PerfectFuse Medium-For jacket fronts and under collars. Also nice on knits and Ultrasuede. 60" wide, 64% rayon/36% polyester. Price is for one yard.

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Pants Fitting DVD
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Pants Fitting DVD

Pati Palmer teaches you how to tissue-fit a fitted and a trouser-style pant. She covers how to get the tissue ready, the importance of accuracy, common alterations, fabric pin-fitting, and a new easier technique for waistband fitting. She does it all on her own body so you can see how you would do it. The companion book is Pants for Real People.

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PerfectFuse Sheer White
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PerfectFuse Sheer White

PerfectFuse Sheer -use on lightweight shirt and blouse fabrics for a crisp finish. 60" wide, 100% polyester. Price is for one yard.

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PerfectFuse Light Black
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PerfectFuse Light Black

PerfectFuse Light-same weight as Sheer but softer and adheres well to textured surfaces and knits. Often used on jacket backs, side fronts, and upper collar as an underlining. 60" wide, 100% polyester. Price is for one yard.

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DVD - Will this fabric work for you?
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DVD - Will this fabric work for you?

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Pati Palmer and Katrina Walker guide you through the steps to making a perfect pairing between fabrics and patterns. Make your fabrics work with your designs using special techniques. Pati and Katrina explain fabric sewability and discuss the easiest fabrics to sew. They not only discuss fibers and fabrics, they also teach important tips and tests to guarantee successful sewing.

Here's what you'll see and learn in this two-hour video:

Pattern Tips and Fabric Choices
Let the Pattern Help You!
Fabric Choices for Shirts, Blouses, Dresses, Jackets, and Pants

Fibers and Fabrics - Things to Consider
Fiber types and characteristics
Fabric Construction
Straighten Fabric and Cut on Grain
Fabric Care Considerations

Quick Fabric Tests to Guarantee Sewing Success
TEST 1: Does It Wrinkle?
TEST 2: The 10 Foot Rule - Do the Fabrics Blend?
TEST 3: Will You Need to Steam-Shrink Before Cutting?
TEST 4: Will the Fabric Shine When Pressed?
TEST 5: Will the Fabric Ease?
TEST 6: Will Seams and Darts Sew and Press Well?
TEST 7: Can I Get Even Gathers in Lightweight Fabrics?
TEST 8: What Is "Turn of Cloth?"

Pati's Sewing Decisions - Two Patterns, Four Fabrics
Simple Jacket Style -- Heavy and Light Fabrics
Detailed Jacket Style -- Heavy and Light Fabrics

Let's Go Shopping! A Trip to the Fabric Store
Image consultant Ethel Harms shows Pati and Katrina how to shop with the color palettes she created for them. You will learn about matching fabrics to your personal coloring.

The Six Easiest Fabrics to Sew

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